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 enabling our students to take on sustainability-oriented internships, they can work with leading organizations toward more effective and sustainable uses of natural and human resources, creating value for business and society.

Learn about our programs 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 sustainability-focused 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

    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.

Sustainability Internship Student Blogs 

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

Nick Brenner

Nick Brenner

  • MBA/MPA '22

  • Internship Program

    SSIF

  • Internship Organization

    Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics

Ellena Kim

Ellena Kim

  • MBA '20

  • Internship Program

    SIIP

  • Internship Organization

    REI

Kavita Patel

Kavita Patel

  • MBA '21

  • Internship Organization

    SSIF

  • Internship Company

    Small Enterprise Assistance Fund

Wynn Tucker

Wynn Tucker

  • MBA '21

  • Internship Program

    SIIP

  • Internship Organization

    Prime Coalition

Will Kaplan

Will Kaplan

  • MBA '21

  • Internship Program

    SSIF

  • Internship Organization

    Notley Ventures

Daniel Ballesta Quintana

Daniel Ballesta Quintana

  • MBA '21

  • Internship Program

    SIIP

  • Internship Organization

    NatureVest


Students In Action

Sustainability Internship Roundups

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