Internships & Co-ops
Hawai‘i Pacific University has an established reputation as a career-oriented institution that provides students with opportunities to combine classroom study with career-related work experience.
Co-ops and Internships provide opportunities for eligible students to earn academic credit for work experience related to their major. The National Association of Colleges and Employers defines an internship as:
An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.
Fall 2016 Internship Deadlines
The deadline for all students to register for an internship or co-op through the Career Services Center for the Fall is 5:00PM on Friday, September 2, 2016. Internship documents that are incomplete or submitted past the deadline will not be approved. Please be advised that, in some cases, a General Petition (GP) may be required. If so, the GP must be approved prior to the deadline. Please plan accordingly.
Click on the following links to learn more about our program.
- HPU Career Services Center Employer Recruiting Policies
- What’s the difference between Cooperative Education and Internships?
- How does the Internship/Co-op Program work?
- Hiring an International Student as an Intern
- Benefits for the Employer
- Benefits for the Student
- Steps to Finding an Intern
- Tips to Manage Interns