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UH-Hilo Holding Internship Fair Tonight

April 1, 2014, 1:44 PM HST
* Updated April 2, 9:59 AM
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The University of Hawaii at Hilo tonight is offering Big Island college students a chance at a wide variety of real-world experiences.

The Spring 2014 ALEC Internship Fair will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Campus Center Dining Room.

More than 20 organizations — from local businesses to non-profit organizations to university and government offices — are offering intern positions for students from a wide variety of disciplines, some available as early as next month.

The Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii alone has 19 positions available for students majoring in astronomy, drama, communications, Hawaiian language and more. The positions involve working with Imiloa’s exhibits, publications, store and even the native plants on the center’s grounds.

Just a few of the intern spots available over the next several months include a field associate with the Big Island Invasive Species Committee, a marketing and internet assistant with Big Island Toyota and communication coordinator and legal clerical assistant positions with the Hawaii County Prosecutor’s Office.

All students from UH-Hilo and Hawaii Community College, as well as both schools’ alumni, are welcome.

One caveat is that participants must be dressed “professionally,” which is described as a collared shirt or blouse, slacks or skirt, and no “flip flops.” They must also have resumes in hand.

A list of participating organizations and the internships being offered is available here.

ALEX, the sponsoring organization, is the acronym for the Office of Applied Learning Experiences, a component of UH-Hilo’s strategic plan.

As noted on its website, ALEX’s mission is to “engage students in real world situations requiring them to put into action the knowledge and skills they are developing through academic coursework.”

ALEXOnline, the office’s web-based magazine, went live in January.

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