Public Health Internship and Volunteer Program at HIPHI

HIPHI’s Internship and Volunteer Program offers students experiential learning opportunities, the opportunity to practice public health skills, network with coalitions, and work closely with HIPHI mentors. Over the past two years between Spring 2020 and Summer 2021, a total of 49 HIPHI interns and volunteers have completed projects. They participated in coalition meetings, worked collaboratively with coalition members and partners to develop informational materials (brochures, handouts, and videos), create infographics, collect community-level data, plan conferences, and conduct informant interviews. Students also collected information for our annual legislative recap and websites, as well as presented information on the importance of Healthy Eating + Active Living during the COVID-19 pandemic. HIPHI staff and board greatly appreciate their hard work. To learn more about our program and view our student portfolio, read our 2020-2021  report.

Learn more about HIPHI’s Internship and Volunteer Program here.

Apply for Fall 2021 internship or volunteer position here.

Summer Internship and Volunteer opportunity: 2021 Summer Tobacco Community Assessment Project

The Coalition for Tobacco Free Hawaiʻi (CTFH) is seeking interns and volunteers to join our tobacco community assessment team from June 30th to August 15th, 2021. Interns and volunteers will learn how to conduct community assessments that will help CTFH coalitions across the state  to make informed decisions about program and policy development to reduce nicotine use, particularly among our youth. Hawaiʻi has one of the highest vaping use rates among  high school and middle school students. Identifying tobacco and vape prevention and cessation programs, as well as identifying challenges in our communities will help CTFH to advocate for public health policies and programs that protect our youth from lifelong dependence on nicotine. A total of 6 positions will be open for application from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as those who have recently graduated from university. Complete our application form to join our team! Application deadline: June 25.

Spring and Summer HIPHI interns

HIPHI staff would like to thank Spring 2021 interns for their hard work and invaluable contribution:

  • Christopher Alverado, Hawaiʻi Pacific University, Food Systems & Resiliency Intern
  • Kawailani Arasato, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Farm to School Intern
  • Lianne Aukai, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Farm to School Intern
  • Rashelly Estrella Bastista, Hawaiʻi Pacific University, Farm to School Intern
  • Rojelle Bohol, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Coalition for Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi Youth Council Intern
  • Asia Brousseau, Hawaiʻi Pacific University, Farm to School Intern
  • Emily Dungate, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Policy & Advocacy Intern
  • Starlyne Estrada, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, HEAL Hawaiʻi Island Intern
  • Teah Forsythe, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Farm to School Intern
  • Tyler Matsukawa, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, HEAL Hawaiʻi Island Intern
  • Jade Makua, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Farm to School Intern
  • Chloe Mcreery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Policy & Advocacy Intern
  • Theresa Ng, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Coalition for Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi Youth Council Intern
  • Kayla Shamaly, East Carolina University, HEAL Maui Intern
  • Kaimalie Stensgaard, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Farm to School Intern
  • Jeremiah Ulu, Hawaiʻi Pacific University, Food Systems & Resiliency Intern

HIPHI staff would like to welcome our Summer 2021 interns. We look forward to working with you!

  • Alexis Anderson, University of Utah, Farm to School Intern
  • Nargis Dzhuraeva, Ohio State University, Food Systems & Resiliency Intern
  • Dylan Pilger, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Farm to School Intern
  • Amory Mowery, Southern New Hampshire University, Maui Coalition for Drug-Free Youth Intern
  • Lauren Simpson-Gomez, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Coalition for Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi Youth Council Intern
  • Sicily Stull, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Policy & Advocacy Intern