Internship Program

Akamai Interns visiting Haleakala Observatories

The Akamai Internship Program offers community college students and undergraduates that are attending college in Hawaii or that are from Hawaii but studying on the Mainland an opportunity to get involved in high-tech research and industry. Each student is matched with a mentor and is integrated as a member of the mentor's group with daily guidance.

Application period runs from November through mid-February. The program dates normally run from early June through early August.


Will I get paid?
YES! The program will pay interns $3200 for an 8 week full time commitment. Transportation and other support services may be available.
Who is eligible? This program is designed for all community college and university undergraduates in Hawaii –- and kama`aina studying on the mainland – who are interested in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) fields and have had to overcome barriers to achieve their educational and/or career goals.All students must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents, and be at least 18 years old before starting the program. The CfAO is committed to increasing diversity in the sciences. Under-represented groups (African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, women and persons with disabilities) are strongly encouraged to apply.
What is the program expectation? Participants are required to complete the entire eight-week program and require full-time student commitment. At the end of the program each participant is required to give an oral presentation. Participants must attend all scheduled activities. Participants will be invited to present their research at other conferences in the fall.

Maui Internship Program

Summer internship opportunities at Maui high tech industries for Hawaii's community college and undergraduate students.

Hawaii Island Observatory Internship Program

Summer internship opportunities for Hawaii's community college and undergraduate students at local observatories on Hawaii Island.

People and Projects from Past Internships