Before You Get Started
Looking to hire MIT students? Start by reviewing our Recruiting Policies to develop a successful recruiting strategy. Next, you’ll need a CareerBridge account to manage internship and job postings. CareerBridge is an online career management system enabling employers to search and view student resumes, post jobs and internships, participate in career events, manage on-campus recruiting schedules and report MIT hires.
Creating a CareerBridge Account
From the CareerBridge Employer Login page, select “Create a New Account.” Search for your username to see if it’s already in the system. If it’s not, complete the registration form.
Once you’ve registered, it will take us a day or two to review and approve your request. Once approved, you are expected to follow our recruiting policies and procedures.
Each posting costs $30 and is active for 90 days. If you need a longer duration please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the requested timeframe, or call us at 617-715-5327.
International employers who need alternative payment methods are encouraged to contact email@example.com.
Steps for Posting a Job or Internship
Login to your CareerBridge account and click 'Job Postings', then click "Add."
Once a posting is submitted and paid, it will take a day or two for staff to review it before making it available to students.
Tip: Don’t just post that job! Advertise your opportunity for more success in recruiting applicants.
Recruiting for Internships
In addition to CareerBridge, recruit interns through:
- MIT Internship Programs run outside of CAPD.
- UROP (MIT Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program)
- Student Financial Services (for part-time or seasonal jobs during the fall or spring semester)
- iNet, a free internship network shared by MIT, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, NYU, Northwestern, Rice, UPenn, University of San Francisco, University of Southern California, and Yale.
- x-terms - program that allows MIT juniors and seniors to do a part-time semester-long internship while still taking classes on-campus.
MIT does not have co-op programs and most MIT students intern during the summer. Typically departments do not offer academic credit for internships, and any requests to do so should be sent to the appropriate department’s academic administrator.
To learn where MIT students have interned, their salaries and more please review the Summer Experience Survey.
We expect all employers to abide by the standards set forth under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal law that establishes minimum wages for work performed. In accordance with this law, the U.S. Department of Labor has developed six criteria for differentiating between an employee and/or intern entitled to minimum wage or more, and an employee and/or intern who may be legally unpaid.
We will not approve unpaid positions posted in CareerBridge if they are not in accordance with the FLSA.
In addition, MIT supports the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) position on unpaid internships.
Recruiting for Alumni
The MIT Alumni Job Board, maintained by the MIT Alumni Association, allows employers to post opportunities easily and exclusively to MIT alumni. Posts are only visible to verified MIT alumni who hold bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees from MIT, including the Sloan School of Management.
Generic job or internship postings won’t interest as many students. Taking the time to craft an interesting and detailed posting will yield a more robust applicant pool. Some tips to consider:
- Provide specific examples of the type of work involved for the internship or job, if possible.
- Instead of listing majors, identify specific competencies or skill sets for each position. Many MIT students, regardless of major, have a broad range of skills.
- Share information about your company, particularly if you’re a start-up or don’t have a long history recruiting at MIT. Spotlight interesting company projects, products or accomplishments.