Akamai Workforce Initiative
Building Hawai‘i’s scientific and technical workforce since 2001
Led by ISEE at University of California Observatories in partnership with University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
Observatories in Hawaii are a vital resource for learning about our Universe, Earth’s climate, and human-made satellites orbiting Earth. However, these observatories face ongoing challenges in meeting workforce needs.
The Akamai Workforce Initiative provides valuable training opportunities and has created a community of mentors dedicated to local workforce development.
Internships for college students at observatories and tech companies
Community of observatories and tech companies dedicated to local workforce development
Training and Support for College Student Mentors
500+ college students from Hawaii have been part of the Akamai Internship Program
88% of alumni are still in science and engineering
125+ alumni have STEM jobs in Hawaii