Akima Internship Program

We’re so excited you’ve decided to join us this summer! Below is some information to help you prepare for your internship. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Akima Internship Program

Internship Dates: June 3rd to August 9th

Clothing Suggestions:


  • Office clothes and shoes
  • Weather appropriate summer clothes for nights/weekends 
  • Sneakers or comfortable shoes


  • Akima office is “business casual” 
  • Jeans are permitted (no holes or distressing)
  • Appropriate weekend attire expected for activities with Akima executives


Making sure all of our interns are safe and healthy during their internship experience is a primary concern for Akima. Living independently at a hotel for the summer can come with some different challenges than you are used to, so we hope you keep these safety tips in mind.

  • Protect yourself
    • Be sure to keep your hotel room securely locked at all times, and use all locks at nighttime
    • When out after dark, stay in well lit, familiar areas
    • Don’t walk alone at night
    • If approached by a stranger, keep moving
    • Don’t label your keys
    • Validate unexpected visitors with the front desk
  • Be prepared
    • Determine your primary and back up transportation plans in advance
      • The metro closes!
      • Consider installing the UBER/Lyft and Metro apps
    • Know your emergency exit routes and procedures – have a plan.
    • Know your emergency contacts and numbers
      • Utilize the emergency contacts feature in your device
    • Travel Safely:
      • Leave a copy of your itinerary with someone you trust
      • Have physical copies of your travel documents
      • Pack all critical items in carry on (e.g., medications, phone charger)
      • Do not provide your travel information to untrusted contacts
      • Do not display your cash or valuables
  • Health
    • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
    • Let Mamie know immediately if you are sick, and be prepared to stay at home until you are well. Make sure you know your supervisor’s expectations about reporting absences.
    • Be aware that Virginia tends to be very hot and humid in the summer and be sure to stay hydrated, especially when you are spending time outdoors. Make sure to use a high-SPF sunblock when you are outside.