Date: Nov 10, 2023

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii (HI), US, 96813

Company: hawaiianel

We recognize our competitive advantage -- our people. We believe in our people, who share our vision of meeting the needs of our employees, customers, and communities and who carry out the continued success of the company. Our employees are committed to the company's foundational values: integrity, excellence, teamwork, environmental stewardship, and community commitment. In turn, we invest in our employees, providing opportunities for challenge and advancement.  


Hawaiian Electric Summer Internships offer students an opportunity to gain real life experience working on professional level projects and "hands-on" challenges. Interns are coached and mentored by employees who are committed to helping the interns develop their technical skills and explore future professional opportunities. At the end of the summer internship, interns have an opportunity to present their achievements and lessons learned to members of Hawaiian Electric's management team. 


Fundamental Requirements: 

  • Student of an accredited college/university 

  • Studying in the area of Information Systems, Computer Science or related  

  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.00 scale 

  • Team Player with strong work ethics, initiative, and motivation 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 


To complete your application, please send a copy of your official transcript to: 

Hawaiian Electric Summer Internship Program  
c/o Workforce Planning (AL20-FG)  
P.O Box 2750 

Honolulu, HI 96840 

For electronic submissions, please contact the program lead, Rachel Wong, at 



The Hawaiian Electric Summer Internship Program is a project-based experience with a dedicated mentor. Interns will be assigned an individual mentor with whom they will work closely to research and execute an objective-based project. Interns will also participate in cross-functional activities to learn more about life as part of the Hawaiian Electric 'ohana. Past activities include a tour of a power plant, ice cream social, panel on professional career pathways and workshop on Change Management. Interns can expect events periodically throughout the summer to meet and interact with other interns, and will present their project deliverables together in an open forum presentation at the end of their session.  


Cybersecurity Risk Management projects will vary. 

  1. CISO Shadow: Intern will shadow our Chief Information Security Officer. Project will involve analysis centered around initiatives related to policy, strategy and security awareness. 
  2. Cybersecurity Risk (NOSC): Network Operations and Security Center intern will work on a project involving monitoring, operating and troubleshooting network and security status of compromising components on neworks, systems and software. 
  3. Information Assurance: maintenance and implementation of cybersecurity program documentation, process improvement and controls, including incident response call tree updates, policy exception and service requests.


Role: Non-Exempt 
Number of Vacancies: 10  
Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 
Work Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm 
Lunch: 30 minutes 
Location: Ali'i Place – Oahu 


Interested individuals who are employees of affiliate companies should apply online. The application must clearly indicate the demonstrated experience/knowledge/skills/abilities the candidate possesses which specifically qualifies him/her for the position.


Applicant Certification
By submitting an application for the position, candidates:
1. Authorize the Hawaiian Electric Companies to confirm all statements contained in the application and/or any materials submitted and made a part of the application as they relate to the position and to the extent permitted by law;
2. Authorize and consent to, without reservation, the Hawaiian Electric Companies sharing any and all information regarding previous or present employment, educational training or personal information from their records and from any other source with the hiring department or subsidiary company;
3. Release, discharge, and hold harmless, Hawaiian Electric Companies, from any and all liability for any damage which may be claimed as a result of furnishing such information to the hiring department or subsidiary company;
4. Authorizes release and transfer of all personnel records to be maintained by the hiring company in the event of an inter-company transfer; and
5. Authorize, direct, and consent to Hawaiian Electric Companies and/or its authorized agents to conduct investigations into candidates' background. These investigations may include, but are not limited to searches for information about applicants; record of criminal convictions to the extent permitted by law, education records, professional certifications, personal character references, and employment history.


EEO Statement
Hawaiian Electric Companies is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. We actively seek diversity among our employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity/expression), ancestry/national origin, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws. We further encourage individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.


Hawaiian Electric Companies complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any request for reasonable accommodation needed during the application process should be communicated by the candidate to the HR Service Center at (808) 543-4848.



Affiliate Disclaimer
Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, and Hawaii Electric Light (“Company”) are Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) regulated companies. The disclosure relating to Affiliate Transaction Requirements that follows is made pursuant to the PUC’s Decision and Order No. 35962, issued on December 19, 2018, and subsequently modified by Order No. 36112, issued on January 24, 2019 in Docket No. 2018-0065.

By submitting your application, you understand and acknowledge that, if you are hired by the Company and subsequently transferred, assigned or otherwise employed by an Affiliate, said Affiliate will be required to make a one-time payment to the Company in an amount up to twenty-five percent (25%) of your base annual compensation.  

In addition, if you are hired by the Company and subsequently transferred, assigned or otherwise employed by an Affiliate or an Affiliate-Related Entity, for a period of one year, you cannot appear in negotiations or otherwise interact directly with the Company or work on the same matter that you worked on while with the Company. 

Affiliate is defined as “any person or entity that possesses an ‘affiliate interest’ in a utility as defined by section 269-19.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”), including a utility’s parent holding company, except as otherwise provided by HRS section 269-19.5(h).”

Affiliate-Related Entity is defined as “a third party that provides electricity-related services in a regulated utility’s service territory that has a material financial, operational, or ownership interest with an unregulated affiliate of the utility and of whom the utility has reasonable knowledge.” 

For a current list of all Affiliates and Affiliate-Related Entities, please see:

This list may be amended, updated or revised from time to time without notice.  


Nearest Major Market: Honolulu
Nearest Secondary Market: Hawaii