The Dean’s Office is collaborating with the Career Development Office, Office of External Relations, the Martin Trust Center, Faculty Leaders, and the MBA and MFin Program Offices to assist students whose internship recruiting process has been disrupted by COVID-19. The internship is an important part of your professional development, and we want to support you in finding a meaningful internship opportunity this summer. We are happy to share several new sources of opportunities that have come from our collaboration.
- MIT-Affiliated Startup Internships: The Martin Trust Center has collaborated with the CDO to organize MIT-founder startup internship opportunities for MIT Sloan students this summer. Currently, there are 107 opportunities, with 25 of them paid.
- Faculty Projects: MIT Sloan Faculty are seeking continuing MIT Sloan MBA and MFin students to assist with faculty projects this summer. There are currently 60+ opportunities across Centers and Initiatives including: COVID-19 Alliance, MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy, Good Companies Good Jobs Initiative, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, MIT Sloan LATAM Office, and the Laboratory for Financial Engineering.
- Non-MIT Affiliated Startup Internships: We are still in the active internship recruiting season for sectors that hire just-in-time, including startups and tech. The CDO has partnered with many teams across the school and Institute, and with alumni to gather job postings from startup companies for summer 2020.
NEW FUND FOR UNPAID INTERNSHIPS AND PROJECTS
To support students whose internship or search has been severly disrupted by COVID-19, the school has created a new fund for students who have accepted eligible unpaid internships and projects.
Who is Eligible? Continuing students in the MBA or Master of Finance program at MIT Sloan (MBA 2021, MBA/HKS 2021/2022, MFin Feb 2021).
Does my internship qualify? Three types of internships/projects qualify:
- Unpaid Corporate/Startup Internships: You have accepted a position with a company or startup and your role is only available as an unpaid internship.
- Unpaid MIT-Affiliate Startup Internships: You applied for an unpaid startup internship through these postings on Orbit and accepted an unpaid internship offer.
- Unpaid Faculty Projects: You applied for and accepted a project through the Faculty Project Survey.
How do I apply? Once you have accepted an offer for an eligible internship or project, you may apply for support. Submit your application after accepting your offer, and no later than June 8, 2020.
How much will I receive? The fund will be divided equally among approved applicants. The maximum amount of funding is $6,500 for the summer; please note that a larger number of accepted applicants will reduce the amount of funding for each applicant. We ask that you only apply if you have no other source of funds. Please note that the Office of Graduate Education (OGE) is unable to provide funding for cancelled internships.