The MIT Alumni Association sponsors the Student/Alumni Externship Program during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), January 4-29, 2016. The Externship Program pairs MIT undergraduate and graduate students with alumni for job shadowing and intern opportunities over IAP. Externships may range in length from one week to the entire length of IAP, depending on the sponsor’s needs. We are seeking alumni from a wide spectrum of professional fields who are interested in connecting with the best and brightest current MIT students, increasing awareness of their companies and reconnecting with the student experience. The program is free for the participating companies. Most sponsors choose to offer a stipend, housing and/or transportation assistance, but this is not required. To learn more, watch the Externship Experience
on YouTube or read about MIT Externship Experience: Life at a Startup
on the Slice of MIT blog.
For more information on the program process and to access the online application, go to http://alum.mit.edu/externships
by September 1, 2015, or contact Elena Byrne at 617-252-1143 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant VP for Community Service: Community Engagement Coordinator
This person will coordinate information from club members who are engaged as volunteers and would like to share information with area alums about the opportunity to get involved with the organization with which they volunteer. This person will also field inquiries from club members who would like to get involved as a volunteer and, with help from the VP of K-12 and Community Service as needed, provide them with information about opportunities that may be of interest.
Assistant VP for K-12 Enrichment Opportunities Coordinator
This person will focus on enrichment opportunities for K-12 students, focusing on opportunities available through MIT as well as those recommended by club members. This person will build a website or database about opportunities that may be of interest and also respond to inquiries from club members about opportunities.
Please contact Bonny Kellermann at email@example.com if you are interested in either position.
MSRP seeking alumni to share their experiences and offer academic/career advice.
Each year, the MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) brings around 40 talented undergraduates from diverse backgrounds to the Institute for nine weeks to conduct research under the guidance of MIT faculty, attend academic and professional development seminars, and participate in social and cultural activities.
MSRP began in 1986 as an institutional effort to increase participation by underrepresented graduate engineering and science programs in the US, and has a mission of promoting the value of graduate education; improving the research enterprise through increased diversity; and preparing and recruiting the best and brightest for graduate education at MIT.
MSRP would like to connect our summer students to MIT alumni who could share their experiences and offer academic and career advice. If you are an MIT alumna/alumnus and are open to being contacted by MSRP participants during the summer, please get in touch! You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A number of alumni attended the MIT Club of Boston K-12/Community Service Volunteer Engagement event on March 25, 2015. Please find information here about some of the volunteer opportunities about which they learned.
Dear MIT Club of Boston,
Thank you for your generous support of the MIT Club of Boston Endowed Scholarship Fund. As the cost of an MIT education increases annually, the role of scholarships in ensuring both access and affordability becomes more critical. About 56% of MIT undergraduates receive need-based financial aid, and generous donors like yourselves allow us to admit students regardless of their financial
The student scholars who benefit from alumni-supported scholarship funds are talented and ambitious - traits that will allow them to succeed at MIT and beyond. Your gifts not only allow the best and brightest students to flourish at the Institute, but also demonstrate the importance of philanthropy for these future alumni.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. On behalf of the Alumni Association and MIT, I thank the alumni and friends who contribute to this fund, and the leadership who continue to make scholarships a fundraising priority.
Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship, MIT Annual Fund
The MIT Club of Boston Endowed Scholarship Fund was established on December 2, 1985 by an initial gift of the MIT Club of Boston on November 5, 1985.
The Fund shall be held as an endowment and additions to the Fund may be made at any time by the Club or members. The annual net income of the Fund will be applied to undergraduate financial aid, except that first preference shall be given to undergraduate students who are club member relatives and second preference to Greater Boston residents, in accordance with the student financial aid policies of the Institute.
In establishing the Fund, the MIT Club of Boston recognized the importance of endowed scholarships to support the Institute’s commitment to providing need-based financial aid to undergraduate students.
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