working at maunakea observatories

Do you have a deep-rooted interest in exploring the universe and mysteries of nature? Do you want to work in engineering, science, or administrative teams that enable celestial discoveries? You’ve come to the right place. More than 500 men and women who live on Hawai‘i Island have careers with the Maunakea observatories.

Explore our current job and internship opportunities if you would like to join our vibrant ‘ohana of astronomers, engineers, educators, administrators and more.

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Interning at Maunakea Observatories

Designed to advance the next generation of Hawaiʻi’s science, engineering and technology professionals, this innovative program provides college students with summer internships at observatories and other high-tech companies in Hawai‘i.

Learn more by visiting the Akamai Workforce intern page



The Hawai‘i Island New Knowledge (THINK) Fund provides scholarships and grants to improve educational opportunities for Hawaii Island students that serve to prepare them to become the workforce for the science and technology economy of the 21st century Hawai‘i.

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