Now recruiting: CAPD student leaders

Want to support MIT students, postdocs, employers, and alumni while you get hands-on experience for your career? Apply to CAPD’s student roles! Each of these opportunities lets you grow your skills in a specific focus area — from event planning to curating micro-internships to playing a crucial role advising MIT students — while practicing soft skills like teamwork in a fun, collaborative environment.

The following positions are now open and actively hiring.

Early Career Advisory Board – Advisory board members – typically rising sophomore and juniors – are essential to influencing CAPD’s programming and offerings for first year undergraduates at MIT. If you would like to help CAPD engage first years and sophomores as they explore careers and develop plans, please apply for this volunteer role! Apply by May 24th.

Career Exploration Leader – The two Career Exploration Leaders work with academic and student support departments, student groups, alumni, employers, and graduate/professional school staff to develop and execute career exploration events for undergraduates and graduate students, that will be held throughout the academic year. Both positions involve independent and team projects. Apply by June 30th.

Career Prototypes Assistant – The Career Prototypes Assistant will provide support for career prototyping opportunities including but not limited to IAP micro-internships, career exploration fellowships and job shadowing experiences. Furthermore, the student worker will help to identify and outreach employers across Boston/Cambridge to post summer internships, IAP internships and short-term career opportunities. The student worker will help the Assistant Director of Career Prototypes to pinpoint the needs, behaviors, and pain points of MIT undergraduates searching for an internship. Apply by July 15th.

Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) – Assist fellow MIT students during individual career appointments by reviewing resumes and cover letters, and offering guidance on a variety of topics such as internships, UROPS, and applying to graduate school. PCAs also collaborate with CAPD staff to develop and deliver programs and resources for MIT students. Applications for 2024-2025 accepted on a rolling basis through September 30th.

Graduate Community Fellow – Help with the creation and delivery of professional development opportunities for graduate students. The fellow will develop programming for graduate students based on identified needs. This position is open to graduate students only. Email if interested.

Explore all available positions on the Student Leadership Opportunities page.

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration