Research Opportunities and Internship

Research Opportunities and Internship


Hawaii Neuroscience Summer Research Internships

Catherine Mitchell
Clinical Research Coordinator
SIP Coordinator

Become a HPN Intern

HPN Summer Internship Program (HPN-SIP)

Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience offers the largest neuroscience teaching facility in the state of Hawaii. Our mission is to give back, mentor and nurture the future of our Hawaii healthcare leaders. Since 2009, over 230 students have gained valuable experience through our program. The 2018 HPN-SIP cohort included 30 students from the high school to the graduate school level. In our 8-week intensive program, interns have the opportunity to interact directly with our multidisciplinary team of doctors and to experience working in a clinic setting. Additionally, interns choose a therapeutic area to research for the duration of their program and present their research in a Summer Symposium at the end of the program.

Applications for the 2019 program are now available. Please reference the application below and submit no later than 26 APR 2019. The expected 2019 cohort will be 25 students. For further inquiries, please email Catherine Mitchell at

Summer Internship Update

Our HPN-SIP 2018 cohort gathered together on 18 JUL 2018 for their midterm progress meeting. The seven student groups presented an update of their summer research to a panel of doctors who provided constructive criticism to help push the science. This year’s panel included Dr. Jason Viereck, MD, Ph.D., Dr. Qing Li, Ph.D., Dr. David Ma, Ph.D., and Dr. Nong Dang, MD. Great work students and we look forward to your completed projects!