Program Description

The Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES) operates as an umbrella program for three internship opportunities and works to coordinate a collaborative program for all participants in the three internship programs each summer. At the start of each summer all PIPES student interns participate in a mandatory 4-day orientation held in Hilo, Hawaii and then participate in a 10-week internship experience focused on conservation science, natural resources management, and/or environmental education and outreach. Interns work on mentored research projects with mentors from university, Federal, State, and Counties agencies, as well as non-profit organizations. All internships are PAID experiences. Housing and travel expenses are provided through the REU program only, however, some housing opportunities may be available through the UHHIP program (contingent on funding). The opportunities available through PIPES are:

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Program Activities - 2014 Program will be from 5/27 - 8/8

During the 4-day orientation and 11-week internship, a PIPES Intern is expected to complete the following:

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Program Eligibility

To qualify for PIPES you must be:

Those with any of the following are particularly encouraged to apply:

Preference will be given to those candidates who plan to pursue a career in Hawaii and who have a strong dedication to our island environment and culture.

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Program Benefits

Interns benefit by:

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Program Application

Apply here!

Group shot of some of the interns


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