Resources

Public Service

PKG Center for Public Service

  • Offers a wide range of support for public service experiences that suit the interests, abilities, and needs of students

Local

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

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

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

  • 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)

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

  • Administers programs designed to empower students to become leaders in the sciences and engineering and ambassadors of change

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

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

  • Shorter workshops are held from time to time throughout the academic term as well as special workshops during the summer with other groups at MIT. Special technical workshops are offered to governments, international agencies and industry.

United States

  • Support to investigate social and environmental challenges with community partners before you develop a solution.

  • Get real-world experience in the healthcare sector working full-time with Boston Medical Center or other care providers.

  • Join a small team of MIT students to explore important social and environmental problems—like climate change. Learn from experts and professionals, take fun field trips and get hands-on experience.

  • 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.

  • Annual invention and entrepreneurship competition that awards up to $15,000 per team for innovative service projects that positively impact underserved communities

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

International

  • 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

  • 2-week, field-based workshop hosted by a local university in collaboration with NGOs and city authorities; focus is on policies and programs which tackle community needs

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Support to investigate social and environmental challenges with community partners before you develop a solution.

  • Student run organization that partners with communities in developing countries to improve their quality of life; year-long involvement with travel opportunities during IAP or summer

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

  • 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 $15,000 per team for innovative service projects that positively impact underserved communities

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

  • GlobeMed at MIT is made up of a group of students from all years and majors, including students from MIT, Wellesley and MCPHS. Promoting global health equity and community empowerment with Hope Through Health in Kara, Togo

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

  • Shorter workshops are held from time to time throughout the academic term as well as special workshops during the summer with other groups at MIT. Special technical workshops are offered to governments, international agencies and industry.