MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative

Sustainability Internships

The Sustainability Initiative supports two programs for students interested in taking on sustainability-oriented internships.

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Our sustainability internship programs empower students to take action. 

By supporting our students to take on impact-oriented internships, they can work with leading organizations to implement sustainability strategies that advance equity, inclusion, emissions reductions, ESG measurement, and more. These programs provide an important opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned at MIT, to real-world sustainability challenges.

Learn more about our programs and explore past internships below. 

Sustainability Internship Programs

  • Sustainability Initiative Internship Program

    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 on these roles.  The internships are summer-long positions for first-year MBA's, with the grants made possible by donations from alumni and a match by participating companies. 

    Positions are shared with students in February, and are accessible to MIT Sloan MBA's via the MySloan CDO "Career Central" portal. 

    If you are a part of an organization or company interested in hosting an intern over the summer, contact us!

  • Sloan Social Impact Fund

    Co-managed by Net Impact and the Sustainability Initiative, the MIT Sloan Social Impact Fund fellowships provide funding to a limited number of 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.

    Learn about eligibility and how to apply here. 

Summer Siman Li | MBA '22 | MPP '22
My internship strengthened my resolve to become an investor who advances sustainable and equitable growth.
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Sustainability Internship Student Blogs 

Hear from a few recent interns about the experiences they had with their host organizations.  

Jeff Pickett

Jeffrey Pickett

  • Degree Program

    MS, SDM '22

  • Internship Program

    SIIP

  • Internship Host Company

    Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC)

Kaymba Mvula

Kayemba Mvula

  • Degree Program

    MBA '22

  • Internship Program

    SSIF

  • Internship Host Organization

    New York City Economic Development Council

Summer Siman Li

Summer Siman Li, MBA '22

  • Degree Program

    MBA '22 | MPP '22

  • Internship Program

    SSIF

  • Internship Host Organization

    Ehong Capital

Cierra Martin

Cierra Martin, MS, IDM '22

  • Degree Program

    MS, IDM '22

  • Internship Host Organization

    Feeding America

Nick Brenner

Nick Brenner

  • Degree Program

    MBA '21 | MPA '22

  • Internship Program

    SSIF

  • Internship Host Organization

    Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics

Kavita Patel

Kavita Patel

  • Degree Program

    MBA '21

  • Internship Program

    SSIF

  • Internship Host Organization

    Small Enterprise Assistance Fund


Check out these Sustainability Internship Roundups

Over the years, our students have shared how their internships have impacted their educational experiences and career trajectories. Learn more below.

Students In Action