Internships

AeroAstro students offered exciting real-world challenges

Boeing, Northrop Grumman, NASA’s JPL and Langley, Virgin Galactic, SpaceX: all places (and lots of others) where AeroAstro undergraduates participate in incredible internship experiences.

All undergrad full-time students are eligible for off-campus internships. Full-time and continuing MIT undergraduates may participate in the MIT Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, which enables students to work on campus during the summer. Students may also explore summer opportunities through the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) and the Student-Alumni Externship Program.

Students who have general internship questions, or specific concerns, may contact either faculty internship coordinator Professor wardle [at] mit.edu (Brian Wardle) or Academic Programs Administrator mas [at] mit.edu (Marie Stuppard).

January Operation Internship Experience

The January Operation Internship Experience is an opportunity for selected AeroAstro seniors and graduate students to learn firsthand operational aspects of space flight at the Kennedy Space Center. The internships are sponsored by the Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium and take place during MIT's January Independent Activities Period. For more information, contact Massachusetts Space Grant directormjhoffma1 [at] mit.edu ( Professor Jeff Hoffman) or associate director rpatel [at] mit.edu (Raji Patel).

Prospective employers

To find out more about listing an AeroAstro student summer internship with your organization, please contact mas [at] mit.edu (Marie Stuppard). She’ll work with you to publicize your opportunities to our students, and can aid in organizing a campus information session, a technical talk, or a meet-and-greet event. Employers are welcome to offer internships year-round, but it should be noted that many prospective employers advertise internship opportunities in the early fall. The majority of our students seeking summer internships will have accepted offers by the end of November.

Photo: NASA Internship

NASA is just one of many organizations and businesses that offer MIT AeroAstro interns extraordinary experiences.