Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science
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The Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES) is a paid undergraduate summer internship program housed within the Office of Research & Community Partnerships at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.
Growing, strengthening, and investing into the next generation of aloha ʻāina leaders throughout Hawaiʻi and the Pacific with transformative place-based internships and mentorship, innovative programming, pathways, and partnerships.
The PIPES Moʻo ʻĀina framework is the culmination of years of aloha ʻāina experiences, efforts, partnerships, and programming. This iterative place-based framework is grounded in pilina (connection/relation) focusing on 4 foundational pillars: Naʻau, ʻĀina, Kaiāulu, and Kaʻao. These four core pillars are the anchor and guide to PIPES program experiences.
4 Foundational Pillars
We define this relationship as the connection to self, to passion/function, and our connection to intuition.
We define this relationship as the connection to place, connection to creation, and our connection to elemental sources.
We define this relationship as the connection to community, connection to pathways, and our connection to reciprocity.
We define this relationship as the connection to expression, connection to stories, and our connection to growth (the next kaʻao)
View intern presentations from the 2023 PIPES Symposium
PIPES Staff Receives Outstanding Leadership Award
Read more about the PIPES Leadership award.