Ronald McDonald House

Internship Opportunities

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii offers full-time and part-time internships for students who would like to learn more about their field of study. We are looking for ambitious students who want to work in a fun environment and help families who are dealing with seriously ill children.

For current availability of Internship Opportunities, Email:
Or call (808) 892–1909

Intern Anna Iwata

Summer 2023 Digital Media Intern

  • Hometown | Honolulu, Hawaii
  • College | Loyola Marymount University
  • Major | Sociology & International Relations

During my internship at RMHC Hawai'i, I had the opportunity to manage our Instagram and Facebook pages. I really enjoyed the creative process of developing posts and planning future content. This experience gave me an inside look at how to market a charity via social media, and how to curate a family–friendly, approachable brand image. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to volunteer at such a welcoming organization, and I look forward to applying the skills and knowledge I gained at RMHC Hawaii to my future endeavors.

Future Goal | Attorney

Intern Anthony Pagotti

Summer 2023 IT Intern

  • Hometown | Ewa Beach
  • College | High School

Interning at Ronald McDonald House Charities Hawaii was an incredible experience that I will cherish forever. The staff welcomed me with open arms and their kindness made me feel right at home.

During my time at RMHC, I had the opportunity to put my classroom knowledge to the test and apply it in the real world. It was truly gratifying to see how my skills could make a positive impact on the organization's mission.

What struck me the most was the profound effect RMHC Hawaii had on me personally. The experience not only supported my professional growth but also enriched my understanding of the impact one can make in the lives of others.

In conclusion, my time interning at RMHC was beyond rewarding, and I am genuinely grateful for the chance to contribute to their meaningful work. I will forever cherish the memories, the friendships, and the lessons learned during my time at the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Future Goal | Achieve a bachelors or a masters degree in cyber security

Intern Kyla Castro

Summer 2023 Special Events Intern

  • Hometown | Kaneohe
  • College | Chaminade University
  • Major | Business Administration with a minor in marketing

Having the opportunity to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House Hawaii has made an everlasting impact on my outlook about my future life. Prior to this internship I have never truly had a space to utilize all of my educational and hand on experience in a professional matter. As a Special Events Intern I was given the chance to explore a wide range of skills. From making banners to t–shirts to contacting sponsors for the Golf Classic, I was able to build my professional resume and lifelong relationships with those in the office as well. The staff at the Ronald McDonald House Hawaii is the most welcoming and supportive group of individuals; the sense of community that I felt made every day in the office seem peaceful and serene.

Future Goal | Career in project management

Intern Ciera

Former Volunteer Program Intern, Ciera

  • Hometown | Aiea, Hawaii
  • College | Dixie State University, Utah
  • Major | Psychology

My internship time at RMHC-Hawaii was one of the best experiences I ever did. I was able to learn different tasks and gain knowledge about something new every day while being in a comfortable environment. The Volunteer Program Internship gave me real-world experiences and the proficiency skills that I can definitely use toward not only my career field but, in my personal life as well. Being at the house, was a life-changing opportunity because I was able to develop relationships with the families staying at the house and the volunteers working there. Being part of an organization that changes lives and means a lot to people will always be an unforgettable experience that I will cherish for life.”

Future Goal | Family Counselor

Intern Kristy

Former Digital Media Program Intern, Kristy

  • Hometown | Pearl City, Hawaii
  • College | University of Hawaii
  • Major | Business Administration in Marketing

Interning at Ronald McDonald Hawai’i in 2019 has been such a great experience. I have learned so much within the few months of being with the RMHC O’hana. I’ve gained knowledge on creating digital graphics, handling social media accounts, and taking photos/videos at events. Out of the many lessons I’ve obtained, I think the biggest factor I took with me was working together as a team. Ronald McDonald House Hawaii does just that by their positive attitudes and hardworking employees and volunteers to make the lives of children a better experience by providing a home away from home.”

Future Goal | Marketing

Intern Sammie

Former Jr. House Intern, Sammie

  • Hometown | Marlton, New Jersey
  • College | Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Major | Sociology

My internship with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii was one of the best and most rewarding experiences of my life! I was able to work in the Judd Hillside House along with friendly staff and fellow interns. This gave me the opportunity to interact with the families that stayed at the Judd Hillside House-which I truly valued. During my internship as the Junior House Manager I was able to work closely with volunteers and could visibly see how much they impacted the foundation of the house. I was so lucky to be surrounded by such loving, passionate and hopeful people throughout my internship experience!”

Future Goal | Masters degrees in Marriage and Family Counseling and to work as a Family Counselor

Intern Tabitha

Digital Media Intern, Tabitha

  • Hometown | Hilo, Hawai'i
  • College | Santa Clara University
  • Major | Marketing

Being a Digital Media Intern for Ronald McDonald House Charities Hawai'i has truly been such an amazing experience. A few years ago, my cousin was born with fluid in his lungs and had to be flown to O‘ahu. With the help of RMHC Hawai'i, my aunty and uncle had a place to stay while my cousin was being cared for in the hospital. I am forever grateful for this opportunity to give back and show my appreciation for everything that RMHC Hawai'i has done for my family. Being able to use social media to bring light to the RMHC Hawai'i mission while also developing my marketing and communication skills with such kind, hardworking individuals has been such a rewarding experience. I am forever grateful for RMHC Hawai'i and everything they continue to do to help families in their times of need.

Intern Kendel Bayne

Former IT Intern, Kendel

  • Hometown | Honolulu
  • College | Kapiolani Community College
  • Major | Information Technology

During this internship, I've been able to practice and use my knowledge and skills from both school and working with a nonprofit. The challenge with a nonprofit organization is that it's based on fundraising. Nonprofits usually need an extensive computer network and system even though they can be smaller than commercial businesses. Working near the families staying here at the Ronald McDonald House really puts computer work into perspective. It grounds you and gives more meaning to what you're doing. It's clear that interning in IT (Information Technology)at Ronald McDonald House Hawaii is making a difference in others' lives as well as mine.

Intern Sydni Kim

Digital Media Intern, Sydni Kim

  • Hometown | Mililani, Hawaii
  • College | University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Major | Accounting & Finance

My semester as a Digital Media Intern has been a rewarding and fulfilling experience. I've always seen the RMHC change bins at my local McDonald's restaurants but never truly understood the impact these bins have in the community. I was able to learn more about the non–profit industry, while applying concepts I learned in school to share RMHC's mission and events via media. I was able to support events like the Red Shoe 5k, 35th Anniversary, and the Mother's Day Jewelry Fundraiser. It was gratifying to work for a non–profit and know that you are making a difference in families lives when they need it most. The staff at RMHC Hawaii are truly the best and support an essential service that makes a positive impact in the community.

Currently there are six (6) Internship opportunities.



Special Events Intern  
Position: Special Events
Job Category: Internship
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IT Intern  
Position: IT Internship
Job Category: Internship
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Junior House Manager Intern  
Position: Junior House Manager
Job Category: Internship
PDF Description: Junior House Manager  
Volunteer Program Assistant Intern  
Position: Volunteer Program Assistant
Job Category: Internship
PDF Description: Volunteer Program Assistant  
Digital Media Intern  
Position: Digital Media
Job Category: Internship
PDF Description: Digital Media  
Guest Services Intern  
Position: Guest Services
Job Category: Internship
PDF Description: Guest Services  

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