Internships are an excellent opportunity for students to gain exposure to industry and research opportunities outside of MIT. In general Ph.D. students should only pursue internships after the completion of the General Examination. If an internship opportunity is pertinent to the student’s General Examination research, then a request to participate in an internship prior to the General Examination should be submitted to the CEP.

International students must meet with the International Students Office (ISO) for authorization to participate in an internship. You will be required to register for one unit of 12.44 (Practical Experience). Please note that in the summer term tuition will be charged per unit for 12.44. Discuss with your advisor if they will cover this tuition charge for the internship before you commit to the internship.

Last Updated: August 2019