PKG IAP: Healthcare

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 medical 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.

Apply Here by October 18, 2019 DEADLINE EXTENDED October 25, 2019!

When you participate in PKG IAP:

  • You and our community partners benefit from your passion for learning and service
  • Practitioners benefit from your energy, insights and projects
  • You benefit from the opportunity to develop your project-implementation and client-based skills while learning firsthand about the challenges facing the US healthcare system.

How it works

  • Spend four weeks in January volunteering full-time with the Boston Medical Center or another local health center.
  • PKG IAP: Healthcare Immersion will provide you with on-the-ground experience in the field. You will observe professionals, collaborate with fellow students to serve clients, and work on specifically assigned projects based on your skills and the needs of the host organization.
  • This program pairs MIT students with healthcare practitioners at Boston Medical Center. The PKG Center is also currently investigating additional possible healthcare partnerships. Our partners seek students with a wide variety of skills; this experience is open to students across courses at MIT with an interest in the health field broadly.
  • We pay your travel expenses, provide a stipend, and help with the cost of materials.
  • You attend Four mandatory workshops in November and December to prepare you to consult with your host and implement your project.
  • During IAP you also participate in weekly community dinners with your cohort of MIT students to share and process your experience in the field.

Dates and Deadlines:

Info session I

  • When: Tuesday, September 17 at 6pm
  • Where: W20-549

Info session II

  • When: Friday, October 11 from 12-2pm (drop in)
  • Where: W20-549

Info session III

  • When: Tuesday, October 15 at 6pm
  • Where: W20-549

Application deadline
Friday, October 18, 2019 October 25, 2019 by 11:59pm
Apply Here

Program dates

  • PKG IAP: Monday, January 6, 2020 – Friday, January 31, 2020
  • End of Program Reflection Dinner: TBD

Mandatory preparation meetings:

  • Kickoff Dinner: TBD
  • Trainings: TBD

Talk to us about PKG IAP

Questions? Email: pkg-iap@mit.edu