Washington DC Internship Opportunity

Request for Qualifications: Spring Internship Opportunity with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Washington D.C. Bureau

Students enrolled in a college or university as a junior or senior are invited to apply for a semester-long internship with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Washington D.C. Bureau.  Interns will work with various staff on issues they are most interested in pursuing.  In addition to having a working knowledge of the Native Hawaiian community, the candidates should demonstrate academic ability, leadership potential, and an interest in politics.  This is an unpaid internship but students are able to get reimbursement for food and travel expenses.

If you think your skills match this position, and you know that you want to be part of an organization dedicated to the betterment of the Native Hawaiian community, please consider sending a resume and letter of introduction to Coti Haia, OHA Washington D.C. Bureau Chief, at catelina@oha.org no later than Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

The Office of Hawaiian affairs is a unique, independent state entity established in 1978 through the Hawaiʻi State Constitution responsible for bettering the conditions of Hawai‘i’s indigenous people (Native Hawaiians) through advocacy and asset management.  OHA is governed by a board of nine trustees elected by the voters of Hawaiʻi.  OHAʻs mission is Hoʻoulu Lāhui Aloha – “ To Raise a Beloved Nation.”  OHA strives to mālama (protect) Hawaiʻi’s first people and environmental resources as well as OHA’s assets, working to ensure the perpetuation of their culture, the enhancement of their lifestyle, and the protection of entitlements of Native Hawaiians.  By these means and many others, OHA works to enable the building of a strong and healthy Native Hawaiian people and nation, recognized both nationally and internationally.  For more information, visit www.oha.org

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