Fall Transformation Internship Program Kicks Off

Honolulu– Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui welcomed 50 interns to the Fall Session of the Transformation Internship Program (TIP) led by the Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT) and supported by the Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD).  This innovative internship provides the opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to gain hands-on, real-life work experience and school credit while doing projects with the State of Hawaii.

The students will learn strategic planning, human capital management, organizational change management, quantitative and qualitative management, and fiscal planning.

In December 2012, the state Office of Information Management Technology (OIMT), led by  Sonny Bhagowalia, first announced the internship program in partnership with Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD) and Enterprise Honolulu, which provided featured speakers to enhance the program.

In addition to OIMT and DHRD, participating state agencies included the Departments of Agriculture, Public Safety and Taxation.

Through the program, students will have the opportunity to:

  • earn academic credit while gaining “real-world” experiences;
  • participate  in meaningful work assignments relevant to academic area of study;
  • apply business, communications, public administration, information technology,
  • and engineering classroom concepts to work assignments;
  • be exposed to public service careers; and
  • develop a network of professional contacts for future opportunities.

TIP is open to students in a wide range of majors including business administration, management information systems, computer science, social sciences (research focus), political science, public administration, human resource development, communications, engineering and other related fields.

LG speaking to TIP Students LG TIP students