Native Hawaiian Federal Service Fellowship Deadline July 1st

8 06 2016


Sharing information from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs on a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in Washington D.C.

The Native Hawaiian Federal Service Fellowship (NHFSF) is an opportunity for emerging ʻōiwi leaders to shape society through a paid 9-month fellowship in Washington, D.C. congressional offices. Fellows will gain practical insight into the inner workings of the Federal Government and influence over decisions that affect the Native Hawaiian community.

The program consists of three components: 1) immersion through work on Capitol Hill, 2) individual mentoring from senior congressional aides, and 3) seminars on topics proposed by the fellowship cohort.

Through this unique opportunity, NHFSF will foster the conditions for self-determined political, economic, and social development in our lāhui by empowering young leaders to make positive advances in their lives and in our community.


The program will last nine months, beginning in the September 2016 and ending in May 2017. Exact dates will be negotiated between Fellows and their host offices.


Applicants must have at least completed an undergraduate degree prior to the program start date.

Preference will be given to applicants that have verified their Hawaiian ancestry through the KS Hoʻoulu Hawaiian Data Center or the OHA Hawaiian Registry Program, however NHFSF welcomes applications from all candidates with a demonstrated working knowledge of the Native Hawaiian community and a desire to be of service to the lāhui.


Send a cover letter, resume, transcript, three references, and a 3-5 page writing sample in PDF format to Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM HST, July 1, 2017.


Kauanoe Batangan

(808) 298 – 1379



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