The Akamai Workforce Initiative (AWI) partners high-tech industry, cutting-edge research, and inventive education to meet needs in astronomy, remote sensing, and other technology industries in Hawaii. AWI will provide training in electro-optics for a diverse student population through an innovative, culturally-relevant curriculum, designed to meet workforce needs. The AWI will advance akamai – smart, clever, expert – students into the technology workforce on Maui, and more broadly in Hawaii.

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News and announcements:

2015 Akamai Internship Program Announcement coming soon

* 2014 Akamai Internship Program: June 13 - August 12
Placements will be available on

HNu Photonics
Institute for Astronomy
Pacific Defense Solutions
Pacific Disaster Center
Trex Enterprise
2C4 Technologies

Hawaii Island:
Canada-France Hawaii Telescope
Gemini Observatory
Institute for Astronomy (Hilo)
Smithsonian Submillimeter Array
Subaru Telescope
W.M. Keck Observatory
Natural Energy Labs Hawaii Authority

and the Thirty Meter Telescope in Pasadena, CA.

Quick links:

* 2014 Akamai Internship Program: June 13 - August 12. Application deadline: February 14, 2014!
New opportunities in biology, chemistry, and aquaculture!

* Learn what AWI can do for you