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What a Mentor Wants to Know About a Potential Volunteer or Intern

Prepare the following information before reaching out to a potential HIMB mentor.

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Email
  4. Phone
  5. Are you under 18?


  1. What is your current highest level of academic preparation?
  2. Current or most recent school, college, or university
  3. City and state/province/country of current or most recent school, college, or university
  4. Major field of study at current or most recent school, including any official minors, specializations, options, etc.
  5. Cumulative GPA
  6. Other schools or specialized programs: Feel free to list other schools, colleges or universities you have attended, their locations, any degrees you earned and major course of study you pursued while there


  1. Please state your interests and reasons for wanting to participate in research at HIMB. Include your long-term research and career goals, as well as the importance of HIMB as a location (one page maximum)
  2. Specific laboratory or field experience/skills that you are looking to acquire


  1. Requested length of research internship/volunteership
  2. Requested internship/volunteership start date
  3. Requested end date
  4. Number of hours per week available for internship/volunteership
  5. Days of the week you’re available


  1. Interested only in paid internships? (y/n)
  2. Prior laboratory and field experience or special skills
  3. [optional] scientific diving certified? If yes, please indicate UH or Other.
  4. Contact information for at least two referees who know you and your work. Include name, affiliation, position, email, phone number, and how the person knows you