Previous Placements and Projects

You can also pull up projects by discipline, intern home island, internship location, or internship year on the right hand side-bar.

Big Island Placements

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Hawaii Island Observatories

Past interns have been placed at organizations in Hilo, Waimea, and Kona. The list below shows past placements, and represents possible placements for the coming summer:

Maui Placements

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Haleakala Observatories

Past interns have been placed at organizations in Wailuku, Kihei, and Pukalani. The list below shows past placements, and represents possible placements for the coming summer:

Security Clearance
Due to the confidential nature of the research done with a few of the organizations above, interns will be subject to a security clearance including a background check on immigration status and criminal record. Interns who are placed at these sites will be asked to fill out specific security questionnaires prior to the summer of the internship.

Placements at future telescopes

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Akamai collaborates with telescopes that invest in developing local technical talent in Hawaii. Placements at the the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory (TIO) project office in Pasadena, California, as well as other TIO partner sites, give interns a chance to gain early experience with telescopes that are now under construction. Past placements include: