Akamai Internship Placement Sites
When applicants are selected to participate in Akamai they are placed at an organization, with a specific mentor and project. Akamai carefully makes this match based on the applicant’s interests, existing skill set and location preferences. Below is a list of some of the places where Akamai interns have completed their internship in the past, and possibilities for future placements.
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Click to see example projects,
by field and interests.
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Possible internship sites by island and industry:
Maunakea observatories: Interns work either at the observatory base facility or summit, or a combination, depending on the project.
- W. M. Keck Observatory (base facility in Waimea)
- Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope- CFHT (base facility in Waimea)
- Gemini North Telescope (base facility in Hilo)
- Subaru Telescope (base facility in Hilo)
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory – SAO (base facility in Hilo)
- Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics- ASIAA (base facility in Hilo)
- Institute for Astronomy (base facility in Hilo)
- NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (base facility in Hilo)
- Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (Kona)
- Blue Ocean Barns (Kona)
- Cyanotech (Kona)
- Liquid Robotics (Kawaihae)
- Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems- PISCES (Hilo)
- Hawaii Electric Light Company (Hilo)
- Thirty Meter Telescope (Hilo)
Haleakala observatories: Interns work either at the observatory base facility or summit, or a combination, depending on the project.
- Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope (base facility in Pukalani)
- Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site* (base facility in Kihei)
- Institute for Astronomy (base facility in Pukalani)
- Boeing* (Kihei)
- KBR, previouly Centauri/Pacific Defense Systems* (Kihei)
- Maui High Performance Computing Center* (Kihei)
- Pacific Disaster Center (Kihei)
- Privateer Space (Kihei)
- Odyssey Systems* (Kihei)
- Hnu Photonics (Wailuku)
Hawaii telescope partners in California:
- University of California Observatories instrument shop and Laboratory for Adaptive Optics (Santa Cruz)
* Site requires intern to be a U.S. citizen.
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