HIPHI’s workforce development initiatives are designed to help provide resources and connect students, recent graduates, professionals, and retirees to the public health field. Learn more about employment, internship, and volunteer/service opportunities available at HIPHI and our public health partners.
Internship & Volunteer Program
Apply to join our internship or volunteer program at HIPHI by filling out our Internship and Volunteer Form. We are able to offer positions when there is a good fit between the applicant and our staff and program. Internship positions typically fill up before the semester begins – please apply early.
Public Health Training Opportunities
Public Health Training Hui
The Hawai‘i Public Health Training Hui (Hui) is a collaborative that offers ongoing continuing education to healthcare professionals and community members working to promote population health, social welfare, and well-being in Hawai‘i. The Hui’s mission is to work collaboratively to empower Hawaii’s public health workforce with improved leadership, management, and decision-making skills, and to stimulate creativity and innovation among local public health personnel and community members who can improve the quality of the delivery of public health services. Hui Trainings are offered via webinar throughout the year with topics based on needs assessments conducted periodically by the Hui steering committee. Continuing education credits are available for the following areas: Social Work, Certified Substance Abuse Counseling (CSAC), Registered Dieticians, Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES), and Nursing (in 2022).
Perspectives on Community Health
Perspectives on Community Health trips were an opportunity for people working on public health issues to step out of regular routines and join peers on visits to unique and important organizations to learn about their work and their approach to community health.
Hawai‘i Community Health Worker Association
Community health workers are frontline, trained and trusted individuals of the community who have deep connections and understandings of the community being served. Since 2017, through funding from the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health, HIPHI has supported the CHW Association to secure and provide training and resources, and is helping CHWs build a grassroots association. HIPHI currently coordinates and facilitates monthly CHW calls and has partnered with the Department of Health on two CHW conferences, strategic planning sessions, and five regional meetings. HIPHI also convenes the CHW allies on a regular basis. The allies are made up of organizations committed to supporting CHWs through trainings and resources. To learn more or join this initiative, please visit the Hawai‘i Community Health Worker Network website.