Student Leadership Opportunities

Want to support MIT students, postdocs, and alumni while you get hands-on experience for your career? Apply to CAPD’s student leadership positions! Students are pivotal to CAPD’s work in career fair logistics, career exploration, first-year engagement, peer career advising, and communications. Each of these opportunities lets you grow your skills in a specific focus area — from event planning to managing a team — while practicing soft skills like teamwork in a fun, collaborative environment.

Explore openings and meet current student leaders at the buttons below.

Leadership positions and recruiting information

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Peer Career Advisors

Applications Open: Currently taking applications
Openings: Multiple
Hourly pay
Term: At least 2 semesters

Peer Career Advisors (PCA) 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.

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Graduate Community Fellow: Grad Professional Development

Applications Open: Currently accepting applications, email if interested
Openings: 1
Hourly pay
Term: September – May 2025 with possibility of renewal

Graduate Professional Development fellows 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.

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Alumni & Career Exploration Program Assistant

Applications Open: Position filled for 2024-25
Opening: 1
Hourly pay
Term: June 2024 – May 2025 with possibility of renewal

The CAPD Program Assistant manages and supports career programs during the school year with an emphasis on alumni events and career exploration. Program Assistants have the opportunity to:

  • build relationships with interesting and successful alumni
  • gain leadership, communication, and program management experience while making a big impact by planning events for the entire MIT student body
  • learn more about careers and have the chance to explore for your own career

Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply!

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Graduate Community Fellow: Grad women’s programming

Graduate Community Fellow – Graduate Women’s programming
Applications Open: Currently accepting applications, email if interested
Openings: 1
Compensation: Hourly pay
Term: June – May 2025 with possibility of renewal

  • Plan, implement, and evaluate programs and events that promote the professional and leadership development of graduate women students, including the annual Path of Professorship workshop.
  • Assist in creation and stewardship of opportunities for graduate women to build and broaden networks of support to enhance the graduate experience; past examples include Mens et Manus et Salus and a celebration of graduate women.
  • Support other CAPD Graduate Student Professional Development initiatives

Position is open to graduate students only.  Candidates should be interested in holding the position for 2 years.

Career Exploration Leaders

Applications Open: Currently accepting applications
Openings: 2
Hourly pay
Term: August 2024 – April 2025 with possibility of renewal

Career Exploration Leaders work with academic and student support departments, student groups, alumni, employers, and graduate/professional schools to coordinate and organize career exploration events throughout the academic year for undergrad and grad students.

Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply!

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Career Prototypes Assistant

Applications Open: Currently accepting applicants
Openings: 1
Hourly pay
Term: July 2024 – February 2025

Work with the Assistant Director of Career Prototypes to develop IAP micro-internships and job shadowing opportunities.

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Early Career Advisory Board

Applications Open: Spring 2024
Opening: 6
Compensation: N/A (volunteer)
Term: June 2024 through May 2025, total of 4 meetings

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!

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Communications Intern

Applications Open: As-needed, email if interested
Opening: 1
Compensation: Hourly pay
Term: Flexible, generally on a semester basis with possibility of renewal

The Communications Intern will manage two key parts of CAPD communications: the social media channels and the student story series. The internship can be shaped to match the intern’s communications interests, and training will be provided on journalistic interviewing, blogging, and social media management skills, as needed.

Fall Career Fair Opportunities

Student Worker Roles
Applications Open: April 2023
Compensation: Hourly Pay

  1. Communications & Marketing Assistant Special Initiatives & Interview Day Logistics Assistant Data Analytics Assistant 

Advisory Board Opening: 6Applications Open: April 2023Compensation: N/A (volunteer)Term: May 2023 through November 2024, total of 4 meetings