Sustainable Public Policy Intern

Mālama Kaua‘i is seeking a policy research intern who will work under the supervision of a local legislator.  This intern will gain experience in qualitative and quantitative policy research, including policy reviews, surveying to inform policy, and report writing. Applicants should have their own laptop to work on. Duties include:

  • Researching policy background to inform decision-makers
  • Writing, graphics development, and editing for final report
  • Meeting with community stakeholders and building working groups
  • Completing community-based survey work


  • Proficient with Google Docs
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet appropriate deadlines
  • Local applicants must be 18+ and income eligible

For income-eligible Kaua‘i residents of Hawaiian descent, the position is 6-8 weeks up to 40 hrs/ week at $10.10 per hour.


Off-island applicants must be able to financially secure housing and travel on island (best fit for students who have a for-credit paid internship program through their school, internship scholarship/stipend, etc.) Hours per week are flexible within the timeframe of M-F 8a-4:30p.

Please send us an email with a note on why you’re interested in this opportunity to