Internships & Co-ops

Hawai'i Pacific University had 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 (NACE) 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 that they are considering for future career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

Fall 2017 Internship Deadline

The deadline for all students to register for an internship or co-op through the Career Development Center for the Fall 2017 academic term is 5 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017. Internship documents that are incomplete of submitted past the deadline will not be approved. 


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