ICS Internships



ICS Internship Guidelines

How do you find a suitable internship?

  1. Visit Career Services to use their resources and help from the Internship Coordinator, Taliana Pasi.
  2. Go to YCareer to search established internships on-line.
  3. Look through some possibilities and their websites that are specifically geared toward ICS students’ skills and aptitude.
  4. Explore family or personal connections for positions that suit individual students’ interest and career aspiration. 
  5. Discuss potential internship opportunities that you have in mind first with ICS Department Internship Coordinator, Professor Daniel Stout, before you begin the paperwork to get pre-approval.

How do you draft a proposal: (It should be a 1.5-2 page essay)

  1. Explain why you want to take on the internship.
  2. Give the exact beginning and end dates of the internship and how many hours you will work a day, how many days a week, etc.
  3. Describe what exactly you will do at the job (detailed tasks, routines, skills needed, etc.)—clerical, office work, grounds keeper, sales, or jobs that do not really match your major do not count toward major internship credit hours (such as Disney’s college internship program, which does not need an ICS degree to complete). You may still do the internship, but will not receive ICS 399R credits.
  4. Justify how you will incorporate your ICS studies (emphasis specific—ANTH, COMM, IPB, or WHC) into the internship
  5. Relate how it will help you land a job or boost your marketability after you graduate. 
  6. Attach an official letter of offer from the company or a confirmation email from the company or a supervisor of the unit in the company with job details (verification of #3 from the employer)
  7. Draft learning outcomes of your internship experience and turn it in with the offer letter for the department to approve.

How do you receive academic credits:  (80 work hours= 1 credit hour; to fulfill ICS graduation you need to work min. 180 hours)

  1. Submit an evaluation form by your employer about your performance. (see Nicky Lin at Career Services for instruction)
  2. Submit a self-evaluation form on-line. (see Nicky Lin for instruction)
  3. Write a 5-6 page reflection paper explaining how this internship experience benefited from what you learned (what theories went into actual practice during the internship, what observations you had on the job illustrate the materials or theories?—ICS, COMM, ANTH, IPB, and/or WHC theories in the classroom), how the internship helped you decide what your career path might be, and any other benefits you gain from this experience. This is a critical reflection paper, not a description only of what the job tasks were. This needs to be turned in within one month’s time after you return from the internship. This paper is due within one month of your return from the internship to receive a passing grade.

What are the internship deadline dates?

Summer Term - March 30
Fall Semester - August 31
Winter Semester - October 31



Internship Opportunities


Last Update: March 2013

Current Internship Opportunities
Bishop's MuseumBishop Museum Anthropology Department announces that applications are currently being accepted for a six-week-long summer internship program to be held in conjunction with the first session of the University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa’s 2013 summer academic term, which will take place between May 28 and July 5. Twenty hours of work per week will be required to complete the internship’s 120-hour requirement. Work in the archaeology lab will take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday over the course of the internship.
1000 Shillings


Are you ready to get your hands dirty with a start-up venture? Do you want to take a new company to the next level? At the same time, do you want to help impoverished women in a Ugandan slum rise out of poverty? If so…we want to meet you!

Our business development intern will be responsible for identifying and evaluating partnering opportunities as well as other related strategy projects for 1000 Shillings. He/she will be responsible for researching new potential partner organizations and initiating first contacts. The intern will be integral in developing strategies that will promote the products and artisan women of 1000 Shillings. Hours are flexible, and the internship will be done remotely.

1000 Shillings, is a start-up social enterprise that works with impoverished women artisans around the world, giving their products an international market, a platform for women to tell their stories and seed capital for women to start their own businesses.

Please send your resume, and a brief cover letter that tells us why you want to get involved with 1000 Shillings!

We would love to have you on our team!



Do you love to write and tell stories? Do you Tweet in your sleep? Do you want to help impoverished women in a Ugandan slum rise out of poverty? If so…

We don’t want to speak for you, but this internship was probably written for you.

Our social media intern will be responsible for creating content for all our social media streams. We’re looking for a creative and witty soul to be our brand voice for 1000 Shillings. One of our primary goals as a brand is to connect consumers to the artisans through stories, photos and videos.

1000 Shillings, is a start-up social enterprise that works with impoverished women artisans around the world, giving their products an international market, a platform for women to tell their stories and seed capital for women to start their own businesses.

Please send your resume, a tweet and facebook post that you would use for 1000 Shillings, and a brief cover letter to that tells us why you want to get involved with for 1000 Shillings!

We would love to have you on our team!

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