Akamai Internship FAQ
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents, be at least 18 years old, and a resident of Hawaii.
I am not yet 18 years old, am I eligible to apply?
I’ve already graduated, am I still eligible?
I’m not a U.S. citizen, am I still eligible?
Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for Akamai. Some internship sites require U.S. citizenship for eligibility.
I’ve already done Akamai, can I apply again?
I’ve had a few low grades, am I eligible?
I don’t have a lot of job skills. Do I have a chance of getting selected?
IMPORTANT NOTE: The application includes a section that asks about your proficiency with various skills. There are many skills on this list due to the diversity of projects within Akamai; it is common for an applicant to just have experience with a few of these skills. Applicants should not feel discouraged when they just check a few – we know you want to gain skills and that’s why you’re applying to an internship program!
Do I need health insurance to be eligible?
Before starting your internship, we require all interns to be enrolled in a health insurance plan (coverage through parents or personal coverage are both fine) that covers the “10 essential health benefits” covered by all Marketplace plans: https://www.healthcare.gov/coverage/what-marketplace-plans-cover/. Please shop around if you are not currently covered and find an option that covers these benefits at a cost in your range. You are not required by us to be covered at the time of application, but will need to be covered during the entire internship.
Application and Supporting Materials
Who should I get my references from?
Do I need to get certified transcripts?
Do I need to include all transcripts?
How should I submit my transcripts?
How formal should I be in responding to questions on the application?
What is the “Akamai PREP Course”?
I live in the location of the PREP course, can I just stay at home during the PREP Course?
Placement, Housing, Transportation, and Meals
How does Akamai decide where to place interns for their project?
If I get accepted, when do I know where I am placed?
Does Akamai provide housing?
During the PREP course, all interns stay together (first 4 days of the internship program), and we cover the cost of rooms and meals.