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Since its inception in 2004, over 700 students have participated in Hawaii Pacific Health's, Health Careers Summerh Internship.
This 6 week, paid internship program is designed to provide high school seniors and college students a rare opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the health care industry.
Interns have the opportunity to learn more about hospital systems, interact with experienced health care professionals, and explore a variety of different health care professions.
Internships are offered at Hawaii Pacific Health and our network of medical centers in Hawaii, including Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Medical Center, Wilcox Medical Center, and Kauai Medical Clinic.
Click here or on the logo for more information.

Do you want to learn essential data skills for a 21st century economy?
Do you want to gain exposure to data science, health analytics, and data visualization?
Do you have a passion for mental health, substance use, houselessness, and behavioral health?
Do you have an interest in using data to make the world a better place?

Please consider applying to our new paid Summer Health Analytics Internship (UH-SHAI) program!

This internship program will be held from June 14 to July 23, 2021. Applications may be submitted from February 15, 2021 and are due on April 1, 2021. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

This program is open to current high school seniors and first- or second-year undergraduate students.


For more information, please join us on March 14, 2021 at 4:00pm (tentative date) for an informational session via Zoom. More details/information to come!

The informational session recording will be made available on this page.

The 2021 online AgDiscovery Application is now open: www.aphis.usda.gov/agdiscoverya


For those who are not familiar, AgDiscovery is a joint program between several universities throughout the nation and the USDA.  It gives high school and middle school aged students the opportunity to participate in a free, 2-4 week summer program.  As AgDiscovery participants, students learn about careers in agriculture, agribusiness, and animal and plant science from professionals in the field.  Participants also engage and interact with other students in team-building and cultural activities.  We are lucky to have a local Hawai’i AgDiscovery Program with the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa!  Our program is normally held in-person, but due to safety concerns with COVID-19, Hawai’i AgDiscovery 2021 will be held virtually July 11- July 24, 2021.  Sixteen high school aged students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will be selected to participate.  Please apply and complete your applications before the deadline of March 25, 2021.

See the flyer and app in the sidebar.

  • Additionally, for students who wish to learn skills in application writing, the University of Hawai’i will be hosting a virtual AgDiscovery Application Workshop, Saturday February 20 from 12:00-2:00pm.  Please contact Kristin Matsumoto with the University of Hawai’i for more information and details on how to register: (808) 956-2160, khalbert@hawaii.edu

Daily Schedulea

The class runs from 7am- 11am, and then the students go out to the Cutter dealerships (which are preassigned per students preference) until closing (usually from 12pm until 3-4:00pm)  So everyday runs roughly from 7am-4pm, starting at HonCC campus and ending at their designated Cutter Dealerships.

June 10- Orientation

June 11 Kamehameha Day 

June 14 First Day of Class

July 23 Last Day Celebration

Grades that students get in this class go on their official college transcripts so it is definitely an introduction into college.  The students do not get paid while in this program but do get 4 college credits paid for them by First Hawaiian Bank ($345x4= $1380). 

Volunteer Opportunities for High Schoolersv
Volunteers in Public Service to the Courts (VIPS)
See the flyer in the sidebar.

Junior Health Scholar Overviewc

Observe how the care delivery and administrative teams work together to deliver excellent care and explore whether a career in health care is right for you.

The Junior Health Scholar program allows high school students between the ages of 16-18 to shadow a current Health Scholar and observe how the patient care and administrative teams work together to deliver excellent care and to explore whether a career in health care is right for you. Most individuals complete the program in nine (9) months with a commitment of one 4-hour shift per week. For those looking to complete the program faster, we offer a 3-month option where you will receive priority shift selection. This means you will have first pick in selecting your shifts to ensure you complete the program on time.

Why Junior Health Scholar?

  • Decide if a career in health care is right for you and which profession is the best fit
  • Learn about the career path for your future profession
  • Develop relationships and receive mentoring opportunities from staff and Health Scholars
  • Receive a completion certification from UCLA’s Executive Programs in Health Policy & Management upon graduation
  • Receive preferred admission into the Health Scholar program
  • The program is offered year-round at select sites in Hawaii and Washington.

Click here or on the logo for more information.

The Law Enforcement Explorers Program is for young adults ages 14-20 years old.  The program provides these young adults who may be interested in a career in law enforcement with a comprehensive program of training, competition, community services and practical experiences.


Character development, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism are integral components of the overall program.  The program also provides for those young adults that want to join or participate in an organized program.  Through their involvement in the program, Explorers develop an awareness of the purpose, mission and objectives of law enforcement agencies, participate in community services, and learn teamwork and leadership skills.


For more information, see the flyer and contact Officer James Quinones at jquinones1@honolulu.gov

Ph. 723-3485


We are a FREE, Premiere Vocational Skills Training facility with 125 centers nationwide.  From those centers we rank #2 in recruitment and advance training placement.

Waimanalo Center offers 9 Trades - Facilities Maintenance, Office Administrative, Painting, Culinary Arts, Automotive, Health Occupation (C.N.A), Landscaping, Medical Office Support, Security Protective

See the flier attached.

Click the graphic to go to the recruiting page.


Department of Community Services
WorkHawaii Youth Program
  • We help Oahu's young people access programs and services that put them on the path to economic, educational, and social well-being. We are an award winning Youth Services Center.
  • Services include: Tutoring, Work Experience, Occupational Skills, Financial Literacy, Leadership Development
  • Phone: (808) 768-5888
Click here or the graphic to learn more. See the flyer in the sidebar.
Employment & Training Program, funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), provides year round services to eligible adults 18 years or older and youth ages 14-24. 
We engage, develop, and work directly and together with the whole person to provide Adult and Youth Employment and Training Program Services.
Click on the logo or see the brochure for more details.
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Job For Teens HQ
Excellent resource for: Jobs available by age and company, job search tips, resume help, interview tips, teen labor laws by state, and work permit information.
Caution - navigate with parental permission, and protect your personal information.
A job search tool for summer jobs, internships, part-time jobs, careers...
Click here or the logo to go straight to the Jobs for High Schoolers section.
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Potential Careers and Employersk


The SLT Program provides unique training for students who are interested in becoming second language tutors, second language teaching assistants, and – with further training – second language teachers, in various global contexts. Students focus on the language of their choice, depending on their career goals and interests. Our graduates can pursue careers – in various contexts – in public and private K-12 schools, adult education, private language schools and even schools of their own!

Click here or on the logo to learn more.

Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Shawn Ford, 808.734.9327

Home Architecture Camp - learn the basics of architecture at home!
Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Young people desire careers that are both personally and professionally rewarding, and the field of safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) practice offers them exactly those opportunities. Safety offers financially secure positions with great opportunity for growth. Students planning on college should consider attending Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) Qualifying Academic Programs (QAPs).

The World Will Need 637,000 More Pilots in the Next Two Decades


More and more people are getting ready to travel by plane. Who is going to fly them?Airlines, especially those in Asia, have ordered new aircraft worth hundreds of billions of dollars in the past few years as rising incomes boost travel numbers to a record. This has led to a shortage of experienced pilots, a situation that looks set to worsen. The world will need 637,000 more pilots in the two decades through 2036, Boeing predicts. 

See the flyer on School Psychologist in the sidebar