Applications Now Available for Schatz High School Internship Program

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Applications for US Senator Brian Schatz’s 2021–22 High School Internship Program are now being accepted. The statewide program provides a hands-on learning opportunity about the US Senate and encourages students to be leaders and advocates in their schools and communities.

“This year’s interns were obviously very impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of being discouraged, they used this moment to advocate for better communication with their communities, increased physical and mental health resources, and expanded educational opportunities for students. I thank them for all of the great work they did this year,” Schatz said.

Two Big Island high school students were selected as part of Schatz’s 2020-21 intern program, Gaayatri Godbole of Waiakea High School and Shwe Win of Hilo High School

“I would absolutely recommend this program to the next class of seniors,” Godbole said. “The internship is an incredible way to learn more about the US Senate while having fun. Each project is unique and provides the opportunity for critical thinking and creativity. In addition, working alongside students from across the state provides the opportunity to make friends and learn about new interests and passions.”


Schatz’s high school internship program is not an office position and is designed to limit conflict with school and extracurricular commitments. Students will perform their internship in their home community and communicate with the office using online methods, so students from all islands should apply. Interns must commit to the full internship period from October 2021 to April 2022. Strong preference is given to students in their last year of high school.

For more information or to apply, visit Applications must be submitted before 6 p.m. HST on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. Contact Senator Schatz’s Honolulu office at [email protected] or 808-523-2061 with any questions.


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