How the internship program works

Each December and January we take applications for paid, full-time summer internships. An application can be secured below.

The program is funded by sponsors and proceeds from the Gridiron Show in Hawaii. It is open to college students who went to high school in Hawaii or go to college in Hawaii.

2021 Internship Details


2021 SPJ Internship Application


Hawaii SPJ Interns 2020


Honolulu Star Advertiser
Cassie Ordonio
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Hawaii magazine
Kyla Smith
Scripps College

Hawaii Business magazine
Geneva Diaz
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu magazine
Jennifer Adams
University of Southern California

Honolulu Civil Beat
Rachel Zalucki
University of Missouri - Columbia

Wally Zimmermann Internships for Television Broadcast Journalism

KHON-2
Adam Pigott
Biola University

Hawaii News Now
Alexa Gutierrez
University of Hawaii at Manoa

2019 interns selected


  • Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Mark Ladao, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Hawaii magazine: Madeleine Carr, Pepperdine University (see photo at end of regional conference report)
  • Hawaii Business magazine: Meilin Quinn, Syracuse University
  • Honolulu magazine: Shinae Lee, University of California Santa Cruz
  • Honolulu Civil Beat: Joel Lau, Boston University
  • Hawaii Public Radio: Amy Nakamura, Syracuse University
  • Wally Zimmermann Internships for Television Broadcast Journalism

  • Hawaii News Now: 'A'ali'i Dukelow, University of Southern California
  • KHON-2: Emily Cristobal, Emerson College
  • Here are some of the journalists who have gone through the SPJ internship program