Akamai Workforce IniTiative  Calendar

Student at Akamai PREP course

Akamai intern exploring light phenomena during the 4-day preparatory course all interns attend prior to starting work on their technical projects.

2023 - 2024 Programs Calendar

October 2023:

The 2024 Akamai Internship Program application opens.

We are happy to answer any questions you may about the Akamai Internship Program or the application, or just get a chance to meet you! Feel free to submit your questions through this Google Form or if you’d prefer, send an email to us at akamai@ucsc.edu and request a Zoom meeting with one of our staff.

November 2023:

Following the launch of our 2024 internship application, AWI staff will hold in-person and virtual campus visits throughout the islands to share more information and answer any questions about our internship program.

If you’d like to schedule a visit with one of our staff, please email us at akamai@ucsc.edu.

December 2023 - January 2024:

Prospective Akamai Internship mentors submit proposals for internship projects.

AWI staff continue to schedule campus visits and recruit internship applicants (email akamai@ucsc.edu to schedule a visit).

January 2024:

Meetings with prospective mentors.

Mentors continue to submit project proposals.

Akamai Internship application deadline: February 14, 2023

February 2024:

The 2024 Akamai Internship application closes February 5th, 2024.

Akamai Internship Program application review begins.

March 2023:

Internship offers and acceptance packets are sent to prospective Akamai Interns. Waitlisted applicants are notified if spaces become available.

The ISEE-Akamai Mentor Workshop application opens.

April 2024:

The 2024 Akamai Internship cohort is finalized.

ISEE-Akamai Mentor Workshop acceptances and final workshop details are sent out.

May 2024:

ISEE-Akamai Mentor Workshop held May 17th & 18th, 2024 in Hilo, Hawaii.

June 2024:

The 2024 Akamai Internship Program and PREP course kicks off on June 3rd, 2024 at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo

  • June 3rd:  Program welcome and PREP course orientation
  • June 4th - 7th: Interns complete 4-day PREP course 
  • June 8th: Interns travel to internship housing
  • June 10th: Interns begin work at internship sites.

July 2024:

AWI staff travel to internship sites to meet with mentor and interns. Following site visits, interns give project introduction presentations to AWI staff.

August 2024:

Akamai interns wrap-up their projects and give a capstone presentation at their local symposium sites (Waimea, Hilo, Kihei and Santa Cruz).

2024 Akamai Internship Program concludes: Aug 10th, 2024