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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…
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…
PKG IAP Fellows: IAP 2021
We are pleased to announce and congratulate our IAP 2021 PKG Fellows! Read about their work below and keep an eye out on the PKG blog for updates over IAP.…
Social Impact Internship Feature: Octavio Vega, NeedsList
Octavio Vega (’22, Course 8) is a Crisis Relief Intern with NeedsList through the PKG Social Impact Internships program. NeedsList is an organization that builds solutions for a new era…
Community Partner Spotlight: Reboot Rx
PKG Social Impact Internships connect undergraduate MIT students with community partners, non-profits, and government agencies where they can apply their technical skills to real-world challenges.  In partnership with the PKG Center,…