The Hawai‘i Public Health Association, founded in 1945, is an association of community members, public health professionals and organizations dedicated to improving public health. HPHA also serves as a voice for public health professionals and as a repository for information about public health in the Pacific. HPHA’s mission is to promote public health in Hawai‘i through leadership, collaboration, education and advocacy. Supporting training and career development for emerging public health professionals is part of this mission.
In order to better support students’ education, HPHA has established a competitive Student Board Internship. This semester-long internship will provide a student with the opportunity to learn about community board service, and includes a $500 stipend. For Spring 2022, this internship is sponsored by Mental Health America Hawai‘i.
Internship Activities: The student intern will attend all HPHA board meetings during the semester, in order to learn how community boards operate. They will also be placed on one regular board committee (selected based on the student’s interest), and will work with one Event Committee to develop a student-focused activity for that event (for either the HPHA Annual Meeting [Fall semester] or National Public Health Week [Spring semester]).
Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students with a career interest in public health, who are currently enrolled in any accredited Public Health or Public Health-related Health Professions program at any campus of the University of Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Pacific University, or Chaminade University.
Application: Please submit your CV, an unofficial copy of your transcripts, and a one-page essay explaining (a) your interest in/plans for a career in public health, and (b) why you are interested in learning about board service.
Email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Due By November 30, 2021