Environmental Internships with IS 489

The Environmental Studies Program offers an Environmental Practicum (listed as IS 489) which offers field experience under faculty direction. The EVS program has developed close ties with dozens of environmental organizations within Hawai`i (see below). The course is offered every fall semester- to view a Word document listing previous student internship projects (project titles and sponsors), click here: 2008 projects, 2009 projects.

Click here for an official course description of IS 489

Click here for previous internship projects

Below is a list of IS 489 sponsors:


  • Gerry Marten
  • Hawaii Ecotourism Association
  • Hawaii Thousand Friends
  • KAHEA - The Hawaiian Environmental Alliance
  • KAUPA - Kalihi Ahupua`a Ulu Pono Ahahui
  • Malama Hawaii (in partnership with Malama Learning Ceter, & Kokua Hawaii Foundation)
  • Malama Maunalua
  • Ma'o Organic
  • The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii
  • Oahu Invasive Species Committee


  • Bishop Museum (Education Department)
  • Waimea Valley (Hi'ipaka LLC dba.)


  • Bamboo Technologies
  • Environmental Planning Services
  • Environet, Inc.
  • Tetra Tech, Inc.


  • Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism
  • Department of Land and Natural Resources:
    • Commission on Water Resource Mgmt, Education and Outreach Program
    • Division of Boating & Ocean Recreation
    • Division of Forestry and Wildlife
    • Division of Forestry and Wildlife
    • Division of State Parks


  • Buildings and Grounds Management (Landscaping Section)
  • Lyon Arboretum
  • Public Policy Center and Public Administration Program
  • School of Architecture (Center for Smart Building and Community Design)


  • U.S. Air Force: Chief, Environmental Quality Branch
  • U.S. Army: Oahu Army Natural Resource Program
  • U.S. Coast Guard: Civil Engineering Unit Honolulu
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Pacific/Remote Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex
  • U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
    • Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Oahu Office
    • Marine Debris Program
    • National Marine Fisheries Service, Kewalo Research Facility
  • U.S. National Park Service