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Social Impact Internships: Grace Yan (’25)

My name is Grace Yan, and I’m a rising sophomore studying electrical engineering and computer science (6-2). I participated in the Active Community Engagement Freshman Pre-Orientation Program (FPOP) several weeks…

Social Impact Internships: Rachel Zheng (’24)

My name is Rachel Zheng, a current sophomore at MIT in course 6-14. I am working with The Coding School this IAP, as a data analyst for its two programs…

Social Impact Internships: Lucy Cai (’25)

My name is Lucy Cai and I am a current freshman at MIT intending on majoring in 18C. This past IAP, I interned with Homeboy Industries, a nonprofit that provides…

IDEAS Alum: The Practical Education Network featured in MIT News!

In the summer of 2011, MIT PhD student Heather Beem travelled to a rural region of Ghana to try engaging students from low-resource schools in hands-on learning projects. She began…

Social Impact Internships: Vivian Shao (’25)

My name is Vivian Shao, and I am a freshman originally from Pittsburgh, PA and am pursuing a major in Computer Science & Engineering (Course 6-3). For the winter of…

Social Impact Internships: Eric Liu (’25)

Hi! My name is Eric Liu, a student in the Class of 2025. Over IAP 2022, I was fortunate enough to work with Ek Kadam Aur (EKA or “One Step…

Davis Projects for Peace Fellow: Ayomikun Ayodeji in MIT News!

Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, Ayomikun Ayodeji enjoyed the noisy hustle and bustle of his neighborhood. The cacophony included everything from vendors hawking water sachets and mini sausages, to commuters…

PKG Fellowships: Jupneet Singh (’23)

Meet Jupneet Singh, a member of the Class of 2023 and Summer ‘21 PKG Fellow who partnered with the Ventura County Family Justice Center. Learn more about her aspirations and…

Social Impact Internships: Jason Lin (’23)

My Experience Interacting with Educational Inequity Ever since high school, educational inequity was something that I was never really comfortable talking about. It wasn’t that I was against providing underrepresented…

Social Impact Internships: Kailey Bridgeman (’24)

Hi! My name is Kailey, and I’m a rising sophomore from Rochester, Minnesota and Scranton, Pennsylvania! (Yes, like The Office) I’m pursuing a math major (Course 18), but I’m also…