Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES)

Program Eligibility

To qualify for PIPES you must be:

  • an undergraduate student (Note: for REU, students must be continuing in the Fall after the internship);
  • a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident;
  • be in good academic standing (have at minimum an overall GPA of 2.0); and
  • interested in pursuing a career related to conservation research, natural resource management and environmental education

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

  • first generation college students (neither parent has a bachelor's degree)
  • students of Hawaiian ancestry
  • students from Micronesia and American Samoa
  • kama╩╗─üina students who have graduated from a high school in Hawai'i
  • students with demonstrated interest in working collaboratively with communities
  • students with a strong connection to place and interest in giving back to that place
  • students with minimal research experience and attends a school with limited research opportunities
  • students attending two-year colleges who plan to attend a four-year institution following the internship

NOTE: Students who have graduated within six months of the program start date may also apply. Preference will be given to candidates who plan to pursue a career in Hawai'i and who have a strong dedication to Hawai'i culture and environment.