Applying to the Akamai Internship Program

The 2024 application is now closed. To prepare for 2025 you are welcome to explore whether the Akamai Internship Program is a good fit for you:

1) Check eligibility HERE

2) Explore past intern projects to see if there are some that match with your interests HERE

3) Explore internship placement sites to see if there are locations and organizations of interest to you HERE

4) Consider whether you can make a full-time commitment for the 8-week program (taking classes, participating in other programs, or working at other jobs is not allowed)

Applying to the Akamai Internship Program involves:

1) Completing the online application which includes Travel questionnaire

2) Attaining reference reports

3) Providing transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted)

What to do first:

As early as possible, contact at least two people who will provide you a good reference report. Asking your reference contacts late in the process can lead to missed deadlines and/or a less favorable reference. See the Akamai reference report page for more information.

Main Application:

Applicants begin by creating an account and can complete the application over multiple sessions, saving what has been entered and returning later, if needed. The main application includes the following sections:

  • Applicant’s background information

  • Skills sections (by discipline)

  • Questions about you and your interests (if you would like to see the questions, or download them in order to work on them outside of the application, they are available HERE).

  • Reference Reports

  • Unofficial Transcripts

Travel Questionnaire:

This questionnaire collects information about your housing and transportation requirements. A link to the Travel Questionnaire is in the main application.

Skills section of application:

Applicants will see a long list of skills in the application. Akamai has a diverse range of projects (astronomy, mechanical engineering, computer science, IT, etc.) which all have different types of skills. It is common for applicants who get accepted to the program to have only a handful of relevant skills. Do not be concerned if you only select a few from this list. We understand it can be overwhelming to see them all at once.


Transcripts for all colleges that the applicant has attended should be uploaded. Informal transcripts are all that is needed, and should be provided by your college at no cost. 

What to expect after submitting your application:

We begin reviewing applications soon after the deadline. We review overall qualifications as well as skills that are required for the projects that we have available. Applicants selected will receive an offer letter that includes a specific placement site and project.

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