Moving Beyond EAPS: Careers and Internships

WHAT CAN YOU DO AFTER MAJORING IN EAPS?  What do you want to do?     Your expertise in physics, biology, and chemistry will match your interests, and you will have the quantitative skills that are sought after in business and industry. 

Most EAPS students go on to doctoral programs, but others leave the scientific, academic world. These students go to professional graduate programs, work in research labs like Goddard and JPL, work in environmental consulting or the energy industry, or become a Pulitzer-Prize winning science journalist.

Explore the links below to find summer internships that will provide research experience that  complements your academic accomplishments. Also follow the links to the resources at MIT's Global Education & Career Development website.


Global Education/Career Development/Training

  • Main Webpage  or  GECD Resources
  • Career Bridge
  • New Service  -  Interview Stream
    You can practice your interview skills before doing the real thing. Practice ANYTIME and ANYWHERE. Currently set up for interviewsAccess this site via the GCES Resources page or Career Bridge under Premium Resources
    • General: general behavioral interview, interview practice, career fair prep
    • Industry
    • Interview by MIT Course: includes specialized interview for EAPS
  • Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program (UPOP)
    A yearlong professional development program for MIT sophomores. Students in all schools are eligible. The curriculum includes workshops, 1-on-1 coaching, and practice with résumés, cover letters, interviewing, networking, negotiating, and everything needed to acquire an internship in today's professional world.
  • Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program
    For juniors and seniors who participated in UPOP and want a continuing experience in leadership training. 

U.S. Government Agencies

These agencies have internships, student research opportunities, and fellowships available.

Professional Societies

Professional societies have low membership fees for undergraduate students. Membership can provide a suite of tangible and intangible benefits. Consider joining the society relevant to your interests. The societies below have available internships, scholarships, and job opportunities posted on their sites. 

Independent Programs, Companies, and Posting Boards