First-Year MBA Internship Resources

THE MBA INTERNSHIP
The required internship is a key component of your MIT Sloan education and your professional development, giving you an opportunity to apply new knowledge as you gain additional professional experience in preparation for the next stage of your career.

Explore a new industry or your own business idea – the choice is yours. The MBA program requirements accommodate both traditional internships or projects with an organization, and the founding of entrepreneurial ventures. Below are key resources to guide you in making decisions, building connections, and identifying opportunities.

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SUPPORT ON YOUR INTERNSHIP PATH
Leverage the MIT Sloan career community to learn about and prepare for opportunities:

Career Advising
Leverage the guidance of the CDO’s Strengths-trained career coaches to focus your  internship search or develop your strategy. Sign up for an advising appointment in Career Central.

Career Education & Clubs – Career Foundations and Career Core are two opportunities for career exploration and discovery early in your MBA program. Club activities are another way of building relationships and learning more about industries, companies, and market opportunities. We encourage you to reflect on the progress and connections you have made as you think about your next step.

Summer Employment Directories
See where MIT Sloan MBAs accepted internships last summer and connect with students at organizations that interest you. You can find this information in our MBA Summer Internship and Full-time Directories.

MIT Sloan Industry Advisors
The MIT Sloan Industry Advisors are alumni experts across 17+ industries who are available to help you navigate the next step of your journey. Review their bios and connect with alumni in your industry of interest.

MBA Core Fellows
The MBA Core Fellows are a valuable resource for navigating all stages of the first-year student experience; and there is a network of Spring Core Fellows (indicated by a star) to support you in your spring job search.

Faculty, Initiatives and Centers
The MIT Sloan Faculty, Initiatives, and Centers are invested in the development of MIT Sloan students, through education, resources, and advising. Explore or reconnect with these resources. Click to learn more about MIT Sloan Centers and Initiatives.


EXPLORE INTERNSHIP POSTINGS

MIT Sloan and MIT offer several key hubs for job postings, including Career Central, Handshake, and Orbit. The CDO also has a partnership with MBA Exchange to offer you access to their premium job board.

Career Central – Career Central features internship and job opportunities specifically for MIT Sloan master’s students. Opportunities are posted on an ongoing basis throughout the spring, so check out new opportunities weekly. In the spring, Career Central will also feature alumni-sourced internships and projects. We recommend you update your profile and set up a Job Search Agent so you don’t miss out on any opportunities.

MIT Sloan’s Parker Dewey Portal – The CDO recently launched a partnership with Parker Dewey, the organization that pioneered the concept of Micro-Internships: short-term, professional, paid work experiences, many of which can be completed remotely. Through micro-internships, you can explore career paths and develop your professional network. To view and apply for micro-internship opportunities, complete your profile and apply for the opportunities that interest you. International students: please note, you will need a separate CPT authorization for each micro-internship experience. Please visit the International Students Office Employment webpage for details and guidance.

MIT CAPD’s Handshake – You can find internship opportunities posted for all MIT students by MIT Career Advising and Professional Development and using their jobs portal, Handshake, which is open to the entire MIT student community, and features jobs for bachelor’s, master’s and PhD candidates.

Orbit – Entrepreneurs will want to visit Orbit, the one-stop-shop for MIT entrepreneurs, with information on startups, founders, investors, jobs, guides, deals, the MIT entrepreneurship opportunity. In the spring, MIT-affiliated startups post both paid and unpaid startup opportunities on the Orbit job board.

MBA Exchange Premium Access Job Board – MBA-Exchange.com’s job service is dedicated to business school students and alumni, with global coverage. Begin your search by selecting a country/state; you can finetune results by selecting job function, keywords, or internship.

AfterCollege – Lists jobs and announcements posted by employers specifically for MIT Sloan students.


LEARN ABOUT MIT + MIT SLOAN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES

MIT offers internship programs where you can leverage learning, analytical and critical-thinking skills to solve real-world challenges.

MISTI – MISTI organizes international internships, research and teaching opportunities. In addition to international internships, programs like the MISTI Global Startup Labs create MIT student teams to teach app development and entrepreneurship among budding university students around the world.

Sustainability Internship – The Sustainability Initiative, in partnership with the MIT Sloan Career Development Office, identifies high-caliber sustainability-oriented internships and provides financial support to enable students to take sustainability-focused roles.  The internships are summer-long positions for first-year MBA’s, and the grants are made possible by donations from alumni and friends. Positions are posted in early March.

Action Learning – The Action Learning program offers a summer internship. Note: Only the summer programs are eligible to meet the internship requirement


PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Public service opportunities are a popular option for sponsored students.

MIT PKG Public Service Center – Through the Social Impact Employment program, PKG offers paid internships for graduate students through federal work-study funding with a nonprofit or government agency. While sometimes sourced through PKG’s partners and posted on Handshake, these opportunities are more often identified by the student. Reach out to studentworker@mit.edu to learn if you are eligible for work-study funding.

If you have a passion for service and the drive to turn your inspiration into a tangible benefit for others, explore the PKG Fellowships program. Typically more student-led than a traditional internship, students submit a proposal for their project with community-focused organizations, including nonprofits, government offices, aid agencies, schools, for-profit social enterprises, student-initiated service enterprises, and others.

MEET – Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow is a unique teaching and leadership experience where you can share your excitement about computer science, entrepreneurship and leadership with excelling Palestinian and Israeli youth working together for the first time.


CREATE YOUR OWN OPPORTUNITY
Are you looking to work with a growing or early-stage employer? Not seeing just the right summer opportunity? Consider creating your own internship. Learn from second-year MBAS the steps to craft and pitch your ideal opportunity.

Sign up for How to Create Your Own Internship (Dirt Road and Jungle Sessions) in Career Central under “Workshops.”

Two Sessions: February 23rd 1-2pm or March 15th 1-2pm


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNSHIPS
While the majority of students find paid opportunities (click to see internship salary data), MIT Sloan offers several sources of supplemental funding for qualifying internships:

Sloan Social Impact Fund – The MIT Sloan Social Impact Fellowships provide funding to a limited number of MBA students taking on important societal challenges during their summer internship period. Students apply in April of their first year, and awards are announced in early May. Funding is provided by the Dean’s Office and contributions from classmates. These internships are self-sourced. To learn more, please contact the MIT Sloan Net Impact Chapter.

Sustainability Initiative Internship Program Grants – The Sustainability Initiative Internship program provides financial support for its select internships in the form of a grant, made possible by donations from alumni and friends of the school.

MIT Sloan Opportunity Stimulus (SOS) Fund – The MIT Sloan Opportunity Stimulus (SOS) Fund was set up to provide assistance to continuing MBA students completing unpaid internships who have no other source of funding. The fund is supported by donations made by alumni and friends of the school. Eligible students can apply April 12-July 15, once they have accepted an internship offer. Funding program details are available here


SPECIALTY JOB SITES

FINANCE
eFinancialCareers
 – Great for US and international job postings and relevant articles about the finance world.
peHUB MBAForum – Interactive forum for the private equity community with full-time and summer job postings. There is no fee to register.
Glocap Search – Free to register, must register to apply for jobs.
OneWire – Free to register, job postings for many areas of finance.
Job Search Digest – Provides candidates with a targeted database of jobs in niche industries, including PE, Hedge Funds, and Investment Banking. You must pay to join.
QS Global Workplace – Membership-only platform providing lifelong career opportunities to MBAs and Masters from the world’s leading business schools. There is no fee to register.
TradingJobs.net – For those pursuing trading and quant opportunities at prop firms, hedge funds, market makers, banks and more.

STARTUP AND TECH
Orbit – Entrepreneurs will want to visit Orbit, the one-stop-shop for MIT entrepreneurs, with information on startups, founders, investors, jobs, guides, deals, the MIT entrepreneurship opportunity. In the spring, MIT-affiliated startups post both paid and unpaid startup opportunities on the Orbit job board.
Angel.co Internship List – AngelList of Startup internship opportunities. Visit AngelList for general information about this organization.
Power to Fly – Jobs for women in tech

REMOTE WORK
We Work Remotely – Categories: Business & Management, Sales & Marketing, Finance
Jobspresso – Browse: Marketing and Product Management, Sales & Business Development, Project Management
Remote.co – Scroll for Categories: Marketing, Accounting/Finance, Sales, Project Manager, Other (Strategist)
Pangian Marketing, Operations, Sales, Program Management, Project Management
Just Remote – Remote jobs, including executives/management.

NETWORK-BASED SITES
LinkedIn – Full-time and summer positions, as well as leads generated from your network.

RESOURCES FOR AFFINITY GROUPS

RESOURCES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

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