The Young Professionals Education Program (YPEP) is a post-graduate internship program for EWC students who have recently graduated from EWC and UH. YPEP provides an opportunity to contribute to the continued improvement of EP programs and activities while gaining professional experience as part of the Education Program team. The post-graduate intern will help lead, research, and innovate one or more areas of focus (see below for detailed descriptions and application link).

Number of internships available: Two (2) positions
Time commitment and duration: Up to 20 hours a week, in-person; 12 months max, beginning in summer 2023
Stipend: $1,000 per month for 20 hours/week
Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 4:30 PM HST
– Professional development in the field of international education
– Professional mentorship from Education Program staff 
– Continued participation in the EWC student community and opportunity to live in EWC Housing at the discounted rate (intern will be responsible for all living costs)
– If applicable, sponsorship for J-1 visa academic training or F-1 visa optional practical training
– EP post-graduate interns will have the exciting opportunity to focus on their own special projects, based on their goals, interests, and skills while pursuing EWC values and strategic priorities.

  1. Student Programs & Activities
  • Engage with the CBI team on session content, and serve on panels or help facilitate sessions as needed. Serve as “team lead” for CBI interns, helping to facilitate pre-arrival sessions and communications with incoming students, coordinating the collection of bios/photos, planning of the group project, and hospitality and logistics for Welcome Weekend. 
  • Contribute new ideas and help with new initiatives as well as year-round programming, such as upcoming Hawai’i high school summit, EWC leadership models, etc.
  • Update the Student Portal.
  1. Communications & Outreach
  • Facilitate showcasing of our accomplished EWC students. Identify, interview, and write profiles of current EWC students for projects such as the Student Spotlight in the monthly EWC President’s Newsletter and the Humans of EWC social media platforms.
  • Put together a system for maintaining accessible bulletin notes of reminders, events, and opportunities for EWC students throughout the year; assist with monthly info sessions and innovate other ways for efficient communication of information between students and EP.
  • Make flyers for events and recruitment info sessions.
  • Help enhance and diversify EWC recruitment efforts. Research and identify spaces for the EWC to expand its sharing of information about scholarships and fellowships; assist with information sessions and tabling; and help brainstorm and implement new ideas to increase diversity and inclusivity.
  1. Residential Life
  • Engage with EP, Housing, DEI, and other stakeholders to work on strategic goals for enhancing EWC residential life. Help collect views and feedback from students and residents. Generate and implement initiatives that support the safety and welfare of our living and learning community.
  • With EWC and EP staff, help share the EWC experience and represent EWC and EP at events with stakeholders such as the UH community, donors, Ho’opuka, etc. 
  • Design, develop, and implement special projects related to the skills/interests of the intern such as DEI initiatives, professional development, programming, etc.