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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. 

Spring 2017 Internship Deadlines

The deadline for all students to register for an internship or co-op through the Career Services Center for the Spring is 5:00PM on Friday, May 19th, 2017 .  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.  

Employer Resources:


15 Best Practices for Internship Programs

11 Tips for Developing an Internship Program Schedule (NACE)

Designing an Effective Internship Program (InternWeb)