Search Strategies, Programs, and Internship Listings
Employer Internship Listings on Handshake
- Handshake is the MIT career management system where companies post jobs and internships targeting MIT students.
- You can create job search agent within Handshake to get notifications sent to your email address when new internships meeting your criteria are posted.
- Networking and informational interviews are a great ways to find out about opportunities. Leverage MIT Alumni Advisors Hub to connect with MIT alumni.
- Career Fairs: Career fairs are perfect opportunities to speak directly with company representatives and learn about various organizations in your field of interest.
- Employer Events on Handshake: Employers host information sessions and other events where you can gain insight on the company and the opportunities available.
- Networking Events: CAPD hosts several networking and industry panels throughout the academic year. Check our events calendar to see what's coming up next.
- Schedule a career advising appointment to discuss your interests and plan a search strategy.
MIT Internship Programs
- UPOP: The Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program is a for-credit, year-long program targeted to sophomores interested in professional development training, alumni mentorship, and access to internship opportunities across industry, government, and non-profit enterprises worldwide.
- MISTI: This international internship program matches you with projects in companies and labs around the world. There are language, culture, and history course requirements.
- The MIT Washington, DC Summer Internship Program lets undergraduates of any major participate in internships at the highest levels of government and experience the interplay between science, technology, and US public policy.
- MIT PKG Center for Public Service: PKG programs are designed to harness your unique skills and build capacity for community partners tackling issues like climate change, health equity, and using tech for social good.
- Academic Departments: Your department may have its own established internship programs. These include programs with AeroAstro, CEE, DUSP, Industrial Internship Program (Course 3), VIA-A Internship Program, and more. Refer to your program’s website or with academic administrators for participation requirements and timelines.
Micro-internships are short-term projects or internships offered by MIT alumni and other employers interested in MIT talent. They typically range between 2-4 weeks and 10-35 hours per week. Micro-interns will have varying responsibilities including research, data analysis, software development, or other projects that provide an opportunity to prototype a career, build professional networks and meet a workplace need.
Explore Beyond Internships
You can supplement your internships with other opportunities that will help you gain experience in a new career area and develop key skills.