Part of finding an internship that’s right for you is targeting the best resources. Two key points to remember: CareerBridge is the online system MIT uses for companies to post jobs and internships specifically targeting MIT students, and networking and informational interviews are also great ways to find out about opportunities, some of which may not even be posted.
MIT Internship Programs
- F/ASIP: The Freshmen/Alumni Summer Internship Program is a for-credit, nine-month program starting in January of your freshman year that teaches you how to get yourself an internship that matches your interests, skills, and values through a series of classes and networking opportunities.
- UPOP: The Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program is a for-credit, year-long program targeted to sophomores interested in professional development training, alumni mentorship, and access to internship opportunities across industry, government, and non-profit enterprises worldwide.
- MISTI: This international internship program matches you with projects in companies and labs around the world. There are language, culture, and history course requirements as well as location-specific preparation and training modules.
- The MIT Washington, DC Summer Internship Program lets undergraduates of any major participate in internships at the highest levels of government and experience the interplay between science, technology, and US public policy.
- MIT Public Service Center: Fellowships and Internships facilitated through MIT PSC help students explore public service career possibilities while gaining hands-on experience.
- Externships: Offered through the MIT Alumni Association, the Student/Alumni Externship Program is a short-term opportunity over IAP designed to connect you with alumni mentors who are working in fields that interest you.
- Internship Mailing List: Once a month, our office emails out a compilation of internship opportunities in engineering, science, business, and humanities. Get yourself on the list through your CareerBridge profile under “Would you like to receive emails about summer internship opportunities?”
- Academic Departments: Your department may have its own established internship programs. These include programs with AeroAstro, CEE, DUSP, Industrial Internship Program (Course 3), VIA-A Internship Program, and more. Refer to your program’s website or with academic administrators for participation requirements and timelines.
- CareerBridge: CareerBridge is MIT's online Career Management system for jobs and internships. You can create email alerts (pdf) called "job agents" within CareerBridge to get notifications sent to your email address when new internships meeting your criteria are posted.
- MIT Energy Initiative: The Energy Initiative is working to help facilitate energy-related internships.
- iNET (MIT log in required): an internship listing database shared by 12 selective universities including MIT. The iNet Internship Network is a valuable resource for students who are interested in finding internship opportunities across a range of industries and locations. With over 600 internship postings, this resource is great if you’re looking for diverse internship opportunities in fields like education, healthcare, government, communications/media, marketing and business solutions, and non-profit/philanthropy. iNet is shared by MIT, Duke, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Harvard, NYU, Northwestern, Rice, UPenn, University of San Francisco, University of Southern California, and Yale.
Internship Search Engines and External Resources
- Experience.com: Powered by Simplicity, Experience offers candidates more than just a listing of internships but also career advice and internship search strategies.
- Internships.com and Way Up are general internship search sites that have opportunities from various sectors and industries and are open to all majors.
- Engineering Jobs is a site specific to engineering jobs and internships.
- eFinancial Careers is a site specific to students interested in business and the financial sectors.
- Idealist: is a website specific to those who are looking to work in the nonprofit and international development sectors.