COVID-19: Ways to Help

How to Help MIT Students, Postdocs and Recent Alumni in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

CAPD has compiled the following list of ways that alumni, parents and employers can partner with campus organizations and programs at MIT to help us support undergraduate and graduate students, Post-Docs and recent alumni.

Post internships and job opportunities in Handshake

Host virtual Information Sessions or Events 

Share a story 

Host a Social Impact Intern 

Volunteer for the Alumni Advisors Hub

Provide a remote international internship 

Participate in the E-Mentor Advocate Partnership (EMAP)

Connect with the Sloan Career Development Office 

Post Opportunities in Handshake:

If your organization has a job, internship, project, or temporary work that can be handled remotely, please post them to Handshake. Simply create a free account for your organization (as needed) and yourself. All accounts are approved by CAPD prior to being able to post opportunities. If you have additional questions about posting to Handshake, please email


Host Virtual Information Sessions or Events: 

Your organization can host virtual events to promote internships or full-time opportunities, career exploration and more. We encourage you to create these virtual events in Handshake and extend them to MIT so that they appear on our events calendar and we can help drive awareness.

Share a Story: 

Participate in a Fireside Chat with the Graduate Student Council (GSC), done via Zoom. Contact Richard Zhang with the GSC if interested at

Host a Social Impact Intern: 

Our MIT colleagues at the PKG Center for Public Service are seeking internship hosts for opportunities around the US with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and for-profit companies focused on social innovation. Internships are paid and costs are shared by MIT and the host agency. You can learn more here and contact Julie Uva from the PKG Center at with questions or opportunities.


Volunteer for the Alumni Advisors Hub: 

If you want to lend support for students encountering transition during this time, we frequently refer students to the Alumni Advisors Hub. This is a great way to connect with students for informal discussions from a distance to help them with questions about job searches, career preparation, assist them in networking with other professionals and other career navigation topics.


Provide a remote international internship: 

Over 600 MISTI students have been left without internships. International internships that can be done remotely are an excellent opportunity for these students to expand their language and cultural skills while collaborating with top companies around the world. Contact the MISTI Program Manager for your region if you can provide a remote international internship for an MIT student.


Participate in the E-Mentor Advocate Partnership (EMAP):

This volunteer e-mentoring opportunity matches MIT alumni with a rising sophomore, junior, or senior (aka protégé) for a career and professional development-focused mentoring relationship. EMAP Mentors engage with their assigned protégé on a monthly basis through the year on a variety of topics, including general career guidance/discussions, resume reviews, mock interviews, internship prep, and networking. Learn more on the Office of Minority Education (OME) site and apply by May 13, 2020.


Connect with Sloan Career Development Office: 

The Sloan CDO has organized a similar list of opportunities for Alumni to offer support to MBA students. Learn more about the 5 Ways you can Give Back and Support the MIT Sloan Community.