Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES)

Covid-19 Updates

Updated eligibility requirements for 2021 (posted 01/13/2021):

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we have decided to limit our program to only match interns with internships on the island where they have housing. This could be with family or friends, but regardless, PIPES will NOT be coordinating or providing housing accommodations on any island. If you need to update your application, please contact us at

Updated eligibility requirements for 2021 (posted 11/17/2020):

In response to COVID-19, we will be implementing some changes for our 2021 program. Specifically, we have suspended our acceptance of applicants from outside of Hawai╩╗i. Only students from Hawai╩╗i or currently residing in Hawai╩╗i will be eligible to participate in our 2021 summer program. Additionally, we are planning to run a modified program focused on hybrid (remote and in-person) internship opportunities, as allowed by national, state and county orders and University guidelines. It is our hope that all interns can have at least some in-person experience through their internship and/or our cohort activities.

Links to the University of Hawaii at Hilo, County of Hawaii, State and Federal Covid-19 Guidelines

University of Hawaii at Hilo Covid-19 Guidelines:

UH Hilo Covid-19 Guidelines

County of Hawaii Covid-19 Resources:

County of HI Covid-19 Resources

State of Hawaii Covid-19 Guidelines:

State of HI Covid-19 Guidelines

National Covid-19 Guidelines:

National Covid-19 Guidelines