Governmental internship program to include Office of the Governor

Flyer for Governmental Internship Program

The UH West Oʻahu Governmental Internship program will have something new to announce when it holds its kick-off event later this month featuring talks by U.S. Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa and others.

The program will announce it has been expanded to include work in the Office of the Governor in addition to offering possible positions with legislators in the Hawaiʻi State Senate and House of Representatives.

“We are very excited that we have been able to expand the program this legislative session to include not only the State Legislature, but also the Governor’s office,” wrote Ken Inouye, who helps oversee the internship program, in an email. Inouye, assistant to the UH West Oʻahu Vice Chancellor for Administration, will also speak at the event along with Dr. Masahide Kato, assistant professor of Political Science.

The speaker panel will help explain the program and working at the State Capitol. The event is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m., Thursday Sept. 20 in the ‘Uluʻulu Theater Space.

The program provides UH West Oʻahu students with the unique opportunity to work with legislators or in the Governor’s office and an opportunity to gain insights into elective politics and observe the legislative decision-making process. Interns work an average of 40 hours per week assisting in a legislator’s office or in the Governor’s office from January through May 2019. Interns will get paid for work and receive the full cost of Spring 2019 Semester tuition while earning 12 academic credits. The program is open to UH West Oʻahu students only.

For more information, contact Ken Inouye:, 689-2774

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