MIT Student/Alumni Externship Program
Every year during MIT's Independent Activities Period in January, students may apply for an externship at an alumni's place of business. The externship may last anywhere from one to four weeks. Over 300 undergraduate and graduate students participate in externships every year. The externships can take place at companies, start-ups, labs, and universities across the U.S. and international locations.
Externships are unpaid but offer much for students to gain in hands-on experience in a real work environment. In addition, externships lead to opportunities for summer internships, full-time employment, and important networking.
All students may begin the application process starting in September and locate externship positions through the Alumni Association's web site. Alumni will then match students with positions that fit within their field of interest. Students will be notified in November of matches.
The location VARIES.
To apply for an externship, visit:
To apply for a job, visit: