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Summer Programs

Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES)

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PIPES is a 10-week paid summer internship that include programs from Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), University of Hawaiʻi Hawaiian Internship Program (UH-HIP), and Micronesia and American Samoa Student Internship Program (MASSIP). Each of these programs focus on providing undergraduate students with hands-on experience related to the fields of conservation science, natural resource management and environmental education.

The REU program is based at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Its focus is to connect under-represented undergraduates to opportunities that will broaden their research experience in the field of conservation biology.

The goal for the UH-HIP is to connect kamaʻāina (local) undergraduates with opportunities in environmental conservation research, management and education related to Hawaiʻi and other Pacific regions.

MASSIP assists current UH students from U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands to engage in a project-based internship with host agencies on their home islands. Promoting a growing number of Pacific Island students entering the environmental field and returning to their home islands to pursue environmentally related careers.


Kupu offers a variety of positive opportunities that contribute to addressing environmental issues across Hawaiʻi and other Pacific regions. This program provides summer and year long positions with options of team or individual opportunities. Throughout this program the student receives hands-on experience and professional mentorship. These programs can go towards college credit or other academic awards. Check out more about Kupu’s various programs.

Academic Year Programs

Keaholoa STEM Scholars Program

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The Keaholoa STEM Scholars Program encourages involvement of Native Hawaiian students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics studies. This internship provides active field and laboratory work for students looking to expand their experience conducting research while encompassing indigenous culture practices and knowledge.

Find more information or contact Nalu OʻConnor at kko3@hawaii.edu.

Career Options

Environmental Career Resources

Find a variety of resources for both undergraduate and graduate students interested in environmental sciences. This includes information regarding local internships, local and national jobs as well as research funding opportunities. There are also helpful tips for writing resumes and personal statements. Learn more on the Environmental Career Resources website.

Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization Labs

A small unmanned aerial vehicle gets ready to take to the sky for a mapping runA small unmanned aerial vehicle gets ready to take to the sky for a mapping run

The department accesses the spatial data analysis and visualization lab (SDAV) for advanced courses and research in geo-spatial technologies. The laboratory is utilized to apply state-of-the-art technology for research and teaching using digital image processing, remote sensing, geographic information systems, cartography and visualization, and spatial modeling.