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PKG IAP/Spring 2021 Update
Updated on January 8th, 2021 The PKG Center is offering remote opportunities through IAP and spring 2021, including Social Impact Internships and work-study opportunities. Check the listings below to learn…
Social Impact Internships: Bhav Jain (’23)
Health Equity and Barriers to Care in the Age of COVID-19 Having been able to serve the Cambridge area this past summer as part of my virtual internship with the…
Social Impact Internships: Tuyet Pham (’21)
The Importance of Play in Education, Gaming the Pandemic Games, with its interactive components, can greatly aid people’s learning experience. Some people find it easier to understand concepts when they…
Social Impact Internships: Anais Marenco (’22)
Tech for Good, Tech for Health: How Ariadne Labs is Confronting Accessibility Challenges in Healthcare This semester, I am working as an intern on the Better Evidence Team at Ariadne…
IDEAS Alumni Profile: Takachar, Safi Organics
This year marks 20 years of IDEAS at MIT. 20 years of funding social innovation and entrepreneurship at MIT. 20 years of supporting over 190 teams in over 44 countries…
Social Impact Internships: Jackie Lin (’24)
My name is Jackie Lin, and I am a freshman from New York City. I started coding three years ago, during my sophomore year of high school, and found that…
Social Impact Internships: Melody Wen (’24)
The Power of Conversation, Collaboration and Building Representation This fall, I am working with Almost Fun. Almost Fun’s mission is to create culturally-responsive, relatable, and free learning resources. As a…
Social Impact Internships: Richard Guang (’23)
Gaining Context and Understanding in the Local Business Landscape My name is Richard Guang and I am a sophomore who just switched to 15-3 this fall. I  was looking to…
Social Impact Internships: Gabriel Barrett (’23)
Exploring an “Invisible” Challenge in the Twin Cities: Parking Minimums My name is Gabriel Barrett and I am a current sophomore in course 11-6. This semester, I have been working…
Social Impact Internships: Eileen Liu (’24)
Bringing BIPOC Representation into the Classroom This fall, I’m interning as a Curriculum Creator for Almost Fun, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing culturally-responsive learning resources for BIPOC and low-income…
Social Impact Internships: Nyle Sykes (’21)
Examining Worker-Owned Business Models in the Age of COVID-19 It seems that every day, we hear about the stock market reaching all-time highs amidst this global pandemic. While the S&P…