Internships and Volunteering at OI

Oceanic Institute (OI) accepts volunteers and/or interns in our research departments on a case-by-case basis.  Volunteer and internship positions are primarily intended to assist students with making education and/or professional career choices.

Our three research departments are:

  • Aquatic Feeds and Nutrition
  • Finfish
  • Shrimp

Information about these departments are available under the Research section of this site.  Prospective volunteers and interns are required to complete and submit an OI Volunteer Applicaton Form along with a cover letter and resume.  The cover letter should indicate the length of time, days, and hours you are able to commit to a volunteer or internship position at OI.  If applicable, please state whether you intend to seek school credit for an internship at OI.

Our mailing address is: Oceanic Institute, Attention:  Training and Education Department, 41-202 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo, Hawaii, USA 96795-1820. Email:  The application form, cover letter, and resume may be submitted via mail or email.

Selected individuals will be asked to come in for an interview.  In some cases the interview can be conducted over the phone.  Volunteers and interns must be approved by the department director and Executive Director.  Once approved, volunteers and interns are required to complete a first day orientation.

Oceanic Institute is unable to provide financial assistance, scholarships, stipends, or living allowances.