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.

Fall Career Fair Opportunities

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

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

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

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Alumni & Career Exploration Program Assistant

Applications Open: Position filled
Opening: 1
Hourly pay
Term: August 2022 – May 2023 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!

Career Exploration Leaders

Applications Open: Positions filled for 2023-24
Openings: 2
Hourly pay
Term: August 2023 – February 2024 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 Fall semester and IAP for undergrad and grad students.

Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply!

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Early Career Advisory Board

Applications Open: Spring 2023
Opening: 6
Compensation: N/A (volunteer)
Term: June 2023 through May 2024, 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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Career Prototypes Assistant

Applications Open: Currently accepting applicants
Openings: 1
Hourly pay
Term: July 2023 – February 2024

Help develop IAP micro-internships, career exploration fellowships and job shadowing programs.

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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.