Accession Number:

ADA621878

Title:

Akamai Internship Program

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 2010 - 31 Dec 2014

Corporate Author:

HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-04-17

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The Akamai Internship Program, a major component of the Akamai Workforce Initiative AWI, addressed workforce needs in Hawai i, where workforce shortfalls have the potential to impede U.S. leadership in astronomy and space surveillance, and the situation exemplifies problems faced by many large, remotely located facilities. Construction of the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope DKIST has begun on the summit of Haleakala Maui, and ground breaking for the Thirty Meter Telescope TMT International Observatory on Mauna Kea Hawai i Island is planned for this fall. Workforce needs for both telescopes have been increasing, and affect all existing facilities and projects, including the Maui Space Surveillance Complex and sub-contractors that carry out maintenance, operation, and RD for the Air Force. Since its inception, AWI has prioritized inclusion of people from diverse backgrounds, especially those from groups underrepresented in STEM. Through this project, a long-term retention of 80 of Akamai undergraduate interns in STEM degrees and careers has been accomplished, an important outcome when compared to national STEM graduation rates 40. More than 100 alumni are now in STEM jobs 23 in Hawai i, and a steady flow continues to enter the workforce.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE