Social Impact, Policy, & Law

Interested in pursuing a future in Social Impact, Policy, and Law? Find resources, events, opportunities, and advice to confirm your interest and kickstart your career.

Explore a career path in Social Impact, Policy, and Law

Do you enjoy mission-driven work, combining your technical skills and knowledge with non-technical skills such as collaboration and communication, or solving problems that positively affect communities at the local and global scale? If so, a career in social impact, policy, or law might be a fit for you.

Environmental Justice through Data: Exploring Environmental Advocacy and Storytelling through EJScreen

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

 Building 7A – Rotch Library, 7-238, GIS & Data Lab, Rotch Library
77 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

Learn how to use EJScreen, an environmental justice data and mapping tool, to gain insights into communities …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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Exploring emerging topics in artificial intelligence policy

The second AI Policy Forum Symposium convened global stakeholders across sectors to discuss critical policy questions in artificial intelligence.

By Terri Park | MIT Schwarzman College of Computing | June 28, 2022

Members of the public sector, private sector, and academia convened …

By Libby Doucet
Libby Doucet Assistant Director, Career Advising and Training
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Exploring careers? Start with the Career Exploration Series!

CAPD is coordinating the second annual, institute-wide Career Exploration Series that begins on September 12th and runs through IAP! This series is a collaboration between MIT departments, programs, employers, and alumni to help all students learn about the different career and graduate/professional school options available to you.   

Visit the events page …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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Mining social media data for good

Erin Walk, a PhD student in social and engineering systems, studies the impact of social media on the Syrian conflict.

By Olivia Young | Office of Graduate Education | June 22, 2022

For Erin Walk, who has loved school since she was …

By Libby Doucet
Libby Doucet Assistant Director, Career Advising and Training
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Graduate Education Now Has Its Own Caucus in the House of Representatives

Adapted from Kelley Karnes, Council on Graduate School (original article here)

The Graduate Research and Development (GRAD) Caucus launched in July. This new bipartisan caucus in the House of Representatives was formed to address the needs and issues of graduate …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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Green Jobs Board from Brown Girl Green

Since our founding in 1999 as Opportunity Knocks, one of the first job boards focused exclusively on mission-driven careers, the …

Job board of jobs working for the US government.

Job and internship openings submitted by Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) Member Schools and industry employers.