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PKG Summer 2021 Update
Updated on May 6, 2021 The PKG Center is offering remote opportunities this summer, including Social Impact Internships and work-study opportunities. Check the listings below to learn more about PKG…
Social Impact Internships: Lucy Zhao (’24)
Hello! My name is Lucy, and I am a freshman at MIT majoring in biological engineering and economics. It is an incredible honor to share my experiences as a two-term…
PKG Social Impact Internships: Eleane Lema (’21)
Heyo! My name is Eleane Lema (she/her) and I’m a senior studying Chemistry and Biology. This spring I’m interning at the Florida Institute for Health Innovation (FIHI) as an Environmental…
MIT IDEAS Celebrates 20 Years of Social Innovation at MIT
Six new IDEAS teams receive grants to continue developing their work with communities Currently, less than 7% of high school graduates in Eswatini proceed to higher education according to a…
PKG Social Impact Internships: Rachel Cheng (’22)
Compared to other education segments, early childhood tends to be a highly undervalued area of growth. Not only does an initial investment create undeniable returns (approximately $8.60 in ROI per…
How to find jobs and internships with social impact
The PKG Center has collaborated with Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD) to create this summer internship guide. To read the full guide, please click here to visit the CAPD…
PKG Fellowships Alumni Profile: Kiara Wahnschafft (’21)
To read the full story on MIT News, click here. Kiara Wahnschafft started her first company at age 16. After her classmate passed away from a drunk driving accident, Wahnschafft…
PKG Social Impact Internships: Harveer Singh (’22)
Harveer is in the class of 2022 at MIT and is currently majoring in computer science and microbiology. He did a PKG internship at Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation as a research…
IDEAS Alumni Profile: Jessica Xu (’21)
Everything is a canvas for senior Jessica Xu. A prolific artist, Xu has explored a number of media including pen and ink, colored pencil, and watercolor. In her time at…
PKG Social Impact Internships: Isaac Toscano (’21)
My name is Isaac Toscano, I am a senior studying a double major in Materials Science and Engineering, and Business Analytics. In San Nicolás de los Garza, a municipality of…
Two PKG Center students named 2021 Truman Scholars
MIT students Yu Jing Chen and Max Williamson have been selected as 2021 Truman Scholars. Truman Scholars demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, a commitment to a career in government or the…