Internship Program

“The most important lesson that I was able to pick up through this program is the importance of closeness and collaboration with your team. In the clinic, I observed the close interactions of all the members of the Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience team, and the respect and kindness that is exchanged between all of these members.” – William Lew, Saint Francis High School, 2018 Cohort”My biggest takeaway from this year’s summer internship is learning how to be a better leader. … My group got the work done, we even finished slightly ahead of schedule. They had fun working with me and I had fun working with them. Learning how to be a good and effective leader is a skill that I will always carry with me.” – Jason Lau, Boston University, 2017 Cohort

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 260 students have gained valuable experience through our program. The 2019 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 2020 program are now available. Please reference the application below and submit no later than 24 APR 2020. The expected 2020 cohort will be 30 students. Applications are accepted on a rolling-basis and will be closed when the cohort is filled. For further inquiries, please email Catherine Mitchell at

Application Form / Application Instructions

Summer Internship Update

2019 SIP Research Projects Published in Hawaii Journal of Health & Social Welfare

Our HPN-SIP 2019 cohort presented their midterm findings to an audience of community physicians at Adventist Castle Medical Center. The physicians had the opportunity to ask clarifying questions and provide valuable insight for the research presented. Great work students!

Previous Research Events

HPN support 4th of July Freedom Run/Walk

Hawaii Neuroscience support Hawaii’s epilepsy community at the 4th of July Freedom Run/Walk

2018 August Hawaii Neuro Research Summer Internship Graduation

Hawaiʻi Neuroscience Research Summer Internship underscores the importance of teamwork

2017 Hawaii NEURO

First-year medical student’s dementia study places first at 2017 Hawai’i NEURO event

2016 Research Projects and Abstracts

2016 UH Neuroscience Symposium