Post Jobs and Internships

Before You Get Started

Looking to hire MIT students? Start by reviewing our Recruiting Policies to develop a successful recruiting strategy. Next, you’ll need a CareerBridge account to manage internship and job postings. CareerBridge is an online career management system enabling employers to search and view student resumes, post jobs and internships, participate in career events, manage on-campus recruiting schedules and report MIT hires.

Creating a CareerBridge Account

From the CareerBridge Employer Login page, select “Click here to register!” Search for your organization to see if it’s already in the system. If it’s not, select “Can’t Find Your Organization;” otherwise check the box next to your company name and select “Continue” to complete the registration form.

Once you’ve registered, it will take us a day or two to review and approve your request. Once approved, you are expected to follow our recruiting policies and procedures.

Posting Fee

Each posting costs $30 and is active for 90 days. If you need a longer duration please email careerbridge@mit.edu with the requested timeframe, or call us at 617-715-5327.

For postings associated with on-campus interviewing in our office, the $30 fee can be waived or refunded.

International employers who need alternative payment methods are encouraged to contact  careerbridge@mit.edu.

Steps for Posting a Job or Internship

Login to your CareerBridge account and hover over “Post a Job/Internship.” Select “New Job,” fill in all fields and click “Save.” Fill out payment info and click “Submit Payment.”

See our tutorial for step-by-step instructions on posting jobs (pdf).

Once a posting is submitted and paid, it will take a day or two for staff to review it before making it available to students.

Tip: Don’t just post that job! Advertise your opportunity for more success in recruiting applicants.

Recruiting for Internships

In addition to CareerBridge, recruit interns through:

MIT does not have co-op programs and most MIT students intern during the summer. Typically departments do not offer academic credit for internships, and any requests to do so should be sent to the appropriate department’s academic administrator.

To learn where MIT students have interned, their salaries and more please review the Summer Experience Survey.

Unpaid Internships

We expect all employers to abide by the standards set forth under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal law that establishes minimum wages for work performed. In accordance with this law, the U.S. Department of Labor has developed six criteria for differentiating between an employee and/or intern entitled to minimum wage or more, and an employee and/or intern who may be legally unpaid.

We will not approve unpaid positions posted in CareerBridge if they are not in accordance with the FLSA.

In addition, MIT supports the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) position on unpaid internships.

Tips for Writing Postings

Generic job or internship postings won’t interest as many students. Taking the time to craft an interesting and detailed posting will yield a more robust applicant pool. Some tips to consider:

  • Provide specific examples of the type of work involved for the internship or job, if possible.
  • Instead of listing majors, identify specific competencies or skill sets for each position. Many MIT students, regardless of major, have a broad range of skills.
  • Share information about your company, particularly if you’re a start-up or don’t have a long history recruiting at MIT. Spotlight interesting company projects, products or accomplishments.