Telescope Workforce Development Programs—Overview

ISEE telescope workforce development programs span the college to professional level, providing training, work experience, and mentoring to advance people from diverse backgrounds into jobs related to telescopes. Current programs include:

  • Akamai Workforce Initiative

    Supporting local telescope workforce development for telescopes in Hawai’i

    Internships for college students from Hawai’i and emphasizing jobs related to telescope operations

    Akamai Workforce Initiative Home

  • TMT Early Career Initiative

    Supporting the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Observatory

    Workshop and involvement in TMT projects for graduate students and postdocs from the TMT partnership and with interests in science, instruments, or operations

    TMT Early Career Intiative Overview

  • Mentor Workshop

    Helping the Hawai’i telescope community to effectively mentor student interns

    Workshop and ongoing support for engineers, technologists and scientists working at Hawai’i telescopes

    Mentor Workshop Overview at Akamai

  • AstroTech

    Broadening participation in astronomical instrumentation and training excellent instrumentalists

    Summer school for undergraduate and early graduate students with career interests in astronomical instrumentation

    AstroTech Overview