Become part of Hawaii’s conservation story

The University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program is seeking a summer intern for our Peter J. Rappa Sustainable Coastal Development internship program. The intern will have the opportunity to be involved in various aspects of coastal sustainability, and work directly with our UH Sea Grant Center for Smart Building and Community Design. 

Potential projects/work topics include: 

  • Develop policy and planning recommendations for incorporating sea-level rise adaptation and hazard mitigation into planning processes, plans, and designs
  • Identify opportunities to account for sea-level rise and its associated hazards into existing regulatory and planning frameworks
  • Produce briefing sheets for the local planning community on sea-level rise risk and vulnerability
  • Produce informational and education materials and resources on topics of tsunami evacuation zones, routes, and refuges
  • Conduct research and outreach on smart growth and sustainable coastal development measures and metrics
  • Develop multimedia (e.g., print, video, internet) outreach materials of the Center’s activities

The intern will also gain an understanding of the multifaceted operations of the UH Sea Grant College Program through shadowing other extension agents and participating in their activities as scheduling permits.

Location: University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Hours: 40 hrs. per week at $15 per hour for 8 weeks (June - August)

Application: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference to: Cindy Knapman, Communications Leader, UH Sea Grant College Program:


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