Natural Sciences and Mathematics | Biology and Biochemistry | Internship Coordinator

Research Opportunities


Research internships lead to conference presentations at national meetings, enabling you to discuss data with peers, gain recognition for your research work and form a professional network for entry into graduate school or health professions schools.


Students, are you:

  • Looking for research opportunities in the biosciences or other science field?
  • Interested in summer internship opportunities at research institutions on the mainland?
  • Interested in attending/participating in conferences?
  • Considering graduate study after Chaminade?
  • Want to find out what is available to you for your professional development?

Jolene Cogbill, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Academic Enrichment and Outreach Programs
WSC room 106
Phone: (808) 739-4630

Dr. Cogbill can advise you and help make arrangements for internships and enrichment experiences that suit your areas of study and interests.

Dr. Cogbill works closely with Associate Provost Patricia Lee-Robinson, Director of the Office of Health Professions Advising.

Academic Enrichment and Outreach

Jolene CogbillAs the Coordinator of Academic Enrichment and Outreach Programs within the Division of Natural Sciences, Jolene implements our student development pipeline. She manages our partnerships with outside institutions, arranges and develops student research and professional internships, actively prepares students for graduate school and assumes responsibility for tracking the impact of these efforts on student attainment. In addition to our ongoing institutional commitment to these activities, Jolene’s work is funded by our NIMHD BRIC grant and the NCRR INBRE award.

Dr. Cogbill holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of California, Irvine and the Ph.D. degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Dr. Cogbill is a native of Hawaii and is strongly committed to decreasing the educational disparities in Hawaii and the Pacific.

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