Akamai Internship FAQ
I am not yet 18 years old, am I eligible to apply?
You must be enrolled in an undergraduate institution at the time of application, and you must be 18 before the internship program starts.
I’ve already graduated, am I still eligible?
I’m not a U.S. citizen, am I still eligible?
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!
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?
During the preparatory course, Akamai has reserved everyone housing to encourage all able interns to stay together, with the main objective to guarantee your ability to participate in the long, full days of PREP and also to build community with your fellow interns. While staying there is not required and you are able to return home after all Akamai events have concluded for the day, we really hope you are able to participate in social gatherings with the other interns during PREP week and make sure that you arrive on time every morning for the start of 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.