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. The mission statement of the university reflects this commitment by emphasizing that our institution prepares our graduates to live, work, and learn as active members of a global society.
Co-ops and Internships provide opportunities for eligible students to earn academic credit for work experience related to their degree and/or 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.
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