PKG IAP 2021 Update

Updated on November 4th, 2020

The PKG Center is offering remote opportunities through IAP 2021, including Social Impact Internships and work-study opportunities. Check the listings below to learn more about PKG IAP programming, application deadlines, and the continuation of the Experiential Learning Opportunities (ELOs) Guarantee.

Experiential Learning Opportunities (ELO) Guarantee 

In summer 2020, President Reif announced MIT “will offer each student, whether remote or on-campus, a paid undergraduate research, teaching or service opportunity, with a stipend up to $1,900,″ and this includes work with the PKG Center! Use your virtual IAP to build critical capacity for nonprofit and government agencies assisting communities with COVID-19 relief and recovery, advance equity work, or tackle environmental challenges. 

Visit Handshake and search using the “ELO public service & social impact” label to find virtual opportunities that fit your interest, skills, and schedule.

If you are interested in leveraging your federal work-study funding for a paid position with a nonprofit, government, or public agency, reach out to studentworker@mit.edu to check your eligibility.

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ELIGIBLE PKG CENTER PROGRAMS

  • Social Impact InternshipsSocial Impact Internships deepen your analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills by applying what you learn in the classroom to “real-world” challenges. Refine your leadership and communication abilities while collaborating with nonprofits, government agencies, or social enterprises! Strengthen your professional network and your resume, while you strengthen communities. 
  • PKG Fellowships: Through a PKG Fellowship, you can develop and implement a service project in collaboration with a community agency, pilot a social enterprise, or explore a public service career. As a PKG Fellow, you will work collaboratively with your partner community agency and receive guidance from community partners and PKG Center staff. The PKG Fellowship application deadline for summer 2021 is March 30, 2021 at Noon (ET). Check back in for future updates. The deadline for the Davis Projects for Peace Fellowship is February 1, 2021 at Noon (ET).
  • PKG IAP: Health: Immerse yourself in the field of public healthcare! You don’t have to wait until graduation to support healthcare in Boston. Through PKG IAP, our one-month immersion program, you can support local health efforts by collaborating with practitioners in the field. You’ll provide meaningful public service, implement specific projects, and learn about policy and practice in the United States.

ADDITIONAL IAP OPPORTUNITIES

While the opportunities below do not fall under the Experiential Learning Opportunities guarantee, each is designed to strengthen your skills and understanding of public service. 

  • IDEAS: IDEAS is MIT’s annual social innovation challenge and has been bringing MIT students together with mentors from industry, academia, and community organizations for 20 years to tackle pressing social and environmental issues through innovation. Any MIT student may recruit or join a team from anywhere to bring a context-relevant innovation to life in collaboration with impacted stakeholders! MIT student-led teams can secure grants of up to $20,000 and teams can hone their ideas with targeted feedback, workshops, and coaching from industry experts.
  • Get (Good) Stuff Done: Get (Good) Stuff Done (GGSD) is a multi-office workshop series that prepares you to address social and environmental challenges, work with communities, and develop products sustainably and ethically. The series is developed by a network of MIT partners who provide tools to help you succeed in diverse communities locally around the world.

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

The PKG Center is committed to supporting students at all stages of their academic and public service lives. Our programs are open to undergraduate and graduate students. Here are some of our programs that are currently open to graduate students:

  • PKG Fellowships: Through a PKG Fellowship, you can develop and implement a service project in collaboration with a community agency, pilot a social enterprise, or explore a public service career. As a PKG Fellow, you will work collaboratively with your partner community agency and receive guidance from community partners and PKG Center staff. The PKG Fellowship application deadline for summer 2021 is March 30, 2021 at Noon (ET). Check back in for future updates. The deadline for the Davis Projects for Peace Fellowship is February 1, 2021 at Noon (ET).
  • Federal Work-Study: If you are interested in leveraging your federal work-study funding for a paid position with a nonprofit, government, or public agency, reach out to studentworker@mit.edu to check your eligibility for a social impact internship.
  • IDEAS: IDEAS is MIT’s annual social innovation challenge and has been bringing MIT students together with mentors from industry, academia, and community organizations for 20 years to tackle pressing social and environmental issues through innovation. Any MIT student may recruit or join a team from anywhere to bring a context-relevant innovation to life in collaboration with impacted stakeholders! MIT student-led teams can secure grants of up to $20,000 and teams can hone their ideas with targeted feedback, workshops, and coaching from industry experts. Deadline to submit to IDEAS 2021 is January 24th, 2021.
  • Get (Good) Stuff Done: Get (Good) Stuff Done (GGSD) is a multi-office workshop series that prepares you to address social and environmental challenges, work with communities, and develop products sustainably and ethically. The series is developed by a network of MIT partners who provide tools to help you succeed in diverse communities locally around the world.

NOT SURE WHERE TO START?

If you would like to learn more about our programs and eligibility, feel free to explore our website, connect with the PKG Center team during our office hours, or reach out via email at pkgcenter@mit.edu.

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