Inspiring the next STEM generation

Under STEMworks™ Internship Program, students (grades 9 thru college) have a unique opportunity to explore technical and professional development, and gain confidence in their ability to be a STEM professional. Much effort is placed on connecting the dots between STEMworks™ curriculum, software tools available in the classroom, and real world applications. It’s a win-win where young STEM and agriculture students gain valuable on-the-job skills while being able to network with industry professionals.

MEDB’s STEMworks™ Summer Internship program is an incredibly valuable resource for our youth, especially as our island is growing and working towards becoming sustainable.
— Maria Leon, Program Assistant, The Maui Farm

Program Highlights

  • This annual internship program is held six weeks in the summer

  • Interns use industry standard technologies to develop meaningful projects

  • Interns participate in weekly webinars to help them develop college preparatory and career readiness skills

  • Interns will receive a $1000.00 stipend upon successful completion

Student Eligibility

Applications are open to participating STEMworks high school students (grades 9-12) and are given preference in internship placement. High school students not part of our STEMworks program may still apply but are not guaranteed placement with an internship.

  • Submit a completed Internship Application and Resume with Cover Letter

  • Must be able to work 20-30 hours a week for six weeks during the summer

  • Attend Mandatory STEMworks Internship Kick-off Workshop on Maui at the Maui Research Technology Park on June 6, 2019

    (Students from neighbor islands must have parental/guardian permission. Travel and transportation from neighbor islands will be provided)

  • Secure transportation to job site

  • Attend all Mandatory STEMworks LIVE Weekly Career and Professional Webinars every Friday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    (iPad’s are available for Loan to attend virtually) Activities may include Pre and Post Assessments

  • Commit to the time needed and prescribed by the host company/organization to complete the project(s).

  • Submit weekly time sheets and report

  • Attend Mandatory STEMworks Internship Celebration July 26, 2019 on Maui and present summer project to community audience. (Students from neighbor islands must have parental/guardian permission. Travel and transportation from neighbor islands will be provided)

  • Complete a post assessment.

  • Full program participation and attendance is required to receive $1000.00 stipend at the end of internship.


Important Dates

The STEMworks Internship Program will begin 2020! Please be on a look out in Spring 2020 when application opens!

Students sign up in our interest list for 2020!

Host Companies looking for fresh innovative talent for the summer? Sign up and describe your project!


This program is of great importance to the young and upcoming STEM professionals of tomorrow. When I was in high school no one showed me how the complicated concepts in physics and mathematics could have a meaningful effect on my career path and daily life.
— Kevin Clarke, Principal Surveyor at GBI and mentor

STEMworks™ Stories

At Creative Island Visions, STEMworks™ Intern, Axl Daguio puts his videography and photography skills to the test as he captures the moment with his mentor Cassie Pali.

Returning STEMworks™ Intern Sophia Davis teams up with Christine Davis and mentor Ron Viloria, founder of qubedup. Integrating fashion with technology and storytelling, Sophia uses her 3D modeling skills to create projects that have the potential to make a difference in the community.

STEMworks™ Interns Cameron Loewen and Seth Richards share their experience at Goodfellow Bros., Inc. where they utilize software such as AutoCAD and Civil 3D to contribute to the company's pre-construction projects.

At A&B Properties, STEMworks™ Interns Chris Furomoto and Aidan Griffin are utilizing CAD, ArcGIS, and Civil3D for their various projects with the company.

STEMworks™ intern, Courtney Tagay, is helping Maui Innovation Center create videos that showcase the graduates of the accelerator program by highlighting the graduates’ journey and challenges with their local businesses!

STEMworks™ Intern Christine Alonzo shares her digital media skills as she stirs up promotional videos for Da Kitchen's social media pages.

What I love about the STEMworks™ internship program is I got to wear many hats. I learned to do code, blog, graphic design, model CAD, and product design. It helped me become a better problem solver and it gave me opportunities to learn about various STEM careers. I now plan to pursue a degree in biomedical engineering.
— Sophia, Kihei Charter School graduate

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