Employment and Internships

Explore Public Service Internships and Employment

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Earn while you learn with PKG programs designed to harness your unique skills and build capacity for community partners tackling issues like climate change, food insecurity, and community health. Visit MIT Handshake to find paid internship and employment opportunities updated in real-time by trusted community partners. 

  • Social Impact Employment – Explore modes of social change, apply your studies to real-world challenges, and strengthen your network and your resume through jobs and paid internships while working with a nonprofit or government agency.
  • PKG IAP: Healthcare – Get real-world experience in the healthcare sector working full-time at Boston Medical Center. Support staff research, create resources for patients and families, and participate in staff meetings and grand rounds.
  • Summer Immersion Team Internships – Join a team of MIT interns working full-time on-site with community partners like Community Outreach & Patient Empowerment (COPE) in Gallup, NM, to address issues like healthcare and food access in the Dine community of Navajo Nation.
  • Fellowships – Spend your summer or IAP doing immersive social change work, globally or locally. Funding can support projects you develop and community-engaged research, non-profit or public sector internships, and more. 

Don’t see the community partner you want to work with on MIT Handshake? Visit us at W20-549 to find out how we select our partners and if we can build a partnership.