Social Impact Employment

Social Impact Employment deepens your analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills by applying what you learn in the classroom to “real-world” challenges.

Ben at the Conservation Law Foundation

Refine your leadership and communication abilities while collaborating with nonprofits, government agencies, or social enterprises! Strengthen your professional network and your resume, while you strengthen communities.

Earn, Learn, Make a Change

Looking for a summer internship? Check out available opportunities through the Social Impact Employment program on Handshake— we are adding new internships every day! Not finding an opportunity that meets your interests? We are happy to discuss! Reach out to Julie Uva, social impact employment program administrator, at

The PKG Center advertises Social Impact Employment opportunities offered by selected community partners on MIT Handshake. To search for Social Impact Employment positions on Handshake, use the filter feature. Scroll down to the “Labeled by Your School” field and select “PKG Funding Eligible” and/or “Federal Work-Study Eligible.” Directions for how to search for labels on Handshake can be found here

To apply for a position, follow the instructions in the posting on Handshake. To apply for PKG funding for an eligible position, reach out to Julie Uva at The MIT CAPD website provides useful resources on email etiquette, cover letters, resumes and job interviews.

If you have a social impact project and are in need of funding, we encourage you to learn more about the PKG Fellowships program, discover other funding opportunities at MIT, or reach out to Julie Uva or other PKG Center staff directly to identify possible funding sources.

Reach Out

For more information on federal work-study, reach out to, call (617) 253-8065 or stop by the PKG Center (W20-549).