Resources

Public Service

Public Service Center (PSC)

Local

  • Lists opportunities to volunteer in the greater Boston/Cambridge area

  • Multidepartment resource that facilitates access to the wide range of MIT outreach programs

  • Recruits, trains, and matches tutors with children at a local community center to engage and challenge them with reading and writing activities

  • Provides resources designed to empower students to become stewards of the sciences and engineering and ambassadors of change

  • Organizes classes taught by college students, for middle and high school students

  • Information about UROP positions sponsored by the Edgerton Center (from teaching electronics courses to working with fourth through eighth graders to designing your own UROP project)

  • Design and build low-cost customized assistive devices to meet the needs of the MIT community

  • Empowers college student leaders nationwide to create free, life-changing summer camps for children affected by a parent's cancer

  • A dual athletic and academic program for urban youth in the Boston area

United States

  • Support for MIT students working on capacity-building service projects around the world

  • Annual invention and entrepreneurship competition that awards up to $10,000 per team for innovative service projects that positively impact underserved communities

  • Opportunities for federal work-study students to add to their work experience while assisting nonprofit organizations with finding creative solutions to the problems they face

  • Offers students an opportunity to organize and participate in community service trips during spring break

  • Spend your IAP solving problems that matter, learn about America's education system, and make a difference for kids through this all-expenses-paid program

International

  • Support for MIT students working on capacity-building service projects around the world

  • Matches and prepares students for all-expenses-paid internships and research abroad

  • Focuses on improving the quality of life of low-income households through the creation and implementation of low-cost technologies

  • Annual invention and entrepreneurship competition that awards up to $10,000 per team for innovative service projects that positively impact underserved communities

  • Effort in developing a rigorous methodology for evaluating technological solutions to challenges in the developing world

  • Partners with communities in developing countries to improve their quality of life

  • International internship course that links teams of MIT Sloan MBA students with entrepreneurs in emerging markets

  • Education, outreach, and action teams working together to solve the global poverty problem

  • Aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world

  • Consolidates MIT expertise and resources to develop and implement action agendas that focus on world hunger awareness, fundraising, and academic initiatives

  • Supports the development and use of knowledge from excluded communities to deepen civic engagement, improve community practice, inform policy, mobilize community assets, and generate shared wealth