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Joseph Kourieh

MBA, 2008

Business Development Associate, Enterprise Honolulu

The Career Services Center at Hawaii Pacific University has played an integral part in my career; I highly recommend the staff and their services. I could not have done it without them and I am extremely grateful for their support and service.


internshipInternships & 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. 

Winter 2015 & Spring 2016 Internship Deadline

Please note that the deadline for all students to register for an internship or co-op through the Career Services Center is Monday, December 14, 2015 for Winter 2015 & Monday, January 25, 2016 for Spring 2016.  Please plan your internship recruitment accordingly, and contact us at 808-544-0230 if you have any questions or concerns.

Click on the following links to learn more about our program.  

Employer Resources:


15 Best Practices for Internship Programs

11 Tips for Developing an Internship Program Schedule (NACE)

Designing an Effective Internship Program (InternWeb)