Kōkua

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Work with us

If you are an energetic, self-starting, project-making, problem-solving, hope-building, ʻāina-loving person, send us an email. There is much work to be done.

Intern with us

We are looking for interns with an ability to work with middle school or high school aged students, with knowledge of coding and/or programming and a grounding in Hawaiian culture, and who are good role models for youth.

Classes may be after-school or during school hours, several days a week, at schools and community centers around Oʻahu (primarily Honolulu and Waiʻanae), with chances to remotely assist online classes or classes on neighbor islands. Having your own transportation will be helpful. Those who show commitment, proactiveness, and skill may be able to grow into full teaching positions or take on special projects aligned with your skill set. This is a paid position.

Preferred requirements

  • Knowledge of computer programming, web development, mobile development, graphic design, Hawaiian language and culture, and/or STEM. Portfolio of work a plus.
  • Any teaching experience, but prefer experience with middle school and high school students
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural setting
  • Open to connecting computer science learning with Hawaiian or other cultural technological knowledge and values, deepening and diversifying knowledge of both

Duties

  • Take part in mandatory intern onboarding and/or start of year training
  • Learn course material 2 weeks ahead of students
  • Attend all classes you commit to and follow absence/late policy
  • Monitor the learning as well as emotional progress of students, providing one-on-one help with course content and mentoring whenever possible
  • If necessary, works to build competency in game, mobile app, web development languages, or other class content when necessary to be able to assist students
  • Assist instructors with troubleshooting and classroom management if necessary
  • May assist with classroom data collection and participate in staff reflections on project effectiveness and student progress
  • May occasionally take the lead in teaching, at the instructorʻs discretion

Complete application here  or by clicking on the button below.

Donate

Our programs are entirely supported through generous supporters. We do not charge students or families for services. If you would like to donate, please click below.

Kōkua

Work |  Internships |  Donate

Work with us

If you are an energetic, self-starting, project-making, problem-solving, hope-building, ʻāina-loving person, send us an email. There is much work to be done.

Intern with us

We are looking for interns with an ability to work with middle school or high school aged students, with knowledge of coding and/or programming and a grounding in Hawaiian culture, and who are good role models for youth.

Classes may be after-school or during school hours, several days a week, at schools and community centers around Oʻahu (primarily Honolulu and Waiʻanae), with chances to remotely assist online classes or classes on neighbor islands. Having your own transportation will be helpful. Those who show commitment, proactiveness, and skill may be able to grow into full teaching positions or take on special projects aligned with your skill set. This is a paid position.

Preferred requirements

  • Knowledge of computer programming, web development, mobile development, graphic design, Hawaiian language and culture, and/or STEM. Portfolio of work a plus.
  • Any teaching experience, but prefer experience with middle school and high school students
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural setting
  • Open to connecting computer science learning with Hawaiian or other cultural technological knowledge and values, deepening and diversifying knowledge of both

Duties

  • Take part in mandatory intern onboarding and/or start of year training
  • Learn course material 2 weeks ahead of students
  • Attend all classes you commit to and follow absence/late policy
  • Monitor the learning as well as emotional progress of students, providing one-on-one help with course content and mentoring whenever possible
  • If necessary, works to build competency in game, mobile app, web development languages, or other class content when necessary to be able to assist students
  • Assist instructors with troubleshooting and classroom management if necessary
  • May assist with classroom data collection and participate in staff reflections on project effectiveness and student progress
  • May occasionally take the lead in teaching, at the instructorʻs discretion

Complete application here  or by clicking on the button below.

Donate

Our programs are entirely supported through generous supporters. We do not charge students or families for services. If you would like to donate, please click below.

MAHALO TO OUR SUPPORTERS & PARTNERS

We mahalo nui all of the generous and supportive organizations and
individuals who make it possible for Purple Mai’a to do its work.

Organizations

(listed alphabetically)

American Savings Bank
Atherton Foundation
Best Buy Foundation
Castle Foundation
Central Pacific Bank
Hawaiian Electric Industries
Hawaiʻi Community Foundation
First Insurance Company of Hawaiʻi
IBM
Island Insurance
Liliʻuokalani Trust
Kamehameha Schools
Nā Aliʻi
Omidyar ‘Ohana Fund
OʻIʻO Foundation
Pūlama Lānaʻi
Startup Capital Ventures
Strada Education Network

Partner Organizations

After School AllStars
Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii
Creative Coding
Hui Mālama Learning Center
ʻIolani School
Parents & Children Together

Individuals

Betty Daly
Cathy Kawano-Ching
Taylor Higgins
John Dean
Catherine Ngo
Sara Daly
Matt Sullivan
Ron Yara