By the time they leave MIT Sloan, our students are ready to challenge themselves and others to create value for business and society by thinking differently about sustainability.

The Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan helps our students prepare by supporting events throughout the year that build the knowledge and relationships students need to find their ideal role.

In addition, The Sustainability Initiative works closely with the MIT Sloan Career Development Office to find internships and job opportunities that allow our graduates to use their sustainability knowledge to make real change in the for-profit, NGO, and government sectors. Our events and programs include:

MIT Sloan Sustainability Internship Program

The Sustainability Initiative, in partnership with the Career Development Office, identifies high-caliber sustainability-oriented internships and provides financial support to enable students to take sustainability-focused roles. Past internships include the National Hockey League, the Environmental Defense Fund, and 360Chestnut. Positions are listed for 1st year MBA students in early March.

Sustainability Lunch Series

Starting in 2013-14, we are holding a weekly lunch series to help students reflect on career directions, and develop the most relevant analytic and leadership skills to advance their careers in sustainability. The Sustainability Lunch Series draws on our world-class alumni, faculty and researchers, and partners in business, government, NGOs, and hybrid organizations. See events page for upcoming sessions.

MIT Sloan Social Impact Fund

Managed by the Soical Impact Club at MIT Sloan, the Social Impact Fund provides financial support to MBA students who accept an MBA summer internship in social impact (non-profit, government, and social enterprise). The fund is supported by raising money from MIT Sloan’s MBA community; MBA students typically donate one day’s salary from their internship to support their peers as they strive to fulfill MIT Sloan’s mission “to develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world.”

For more information about the Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan, contact us.