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Solve Intern: Summer Application Deadline: March 31

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Location: Cambridge, MA

Solve is an initiative from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology aimed at developing and implementing real and lasting solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges—from education and health, to sustainability and economic sustainability. Solve is a membership community that brings together technologists and researchers, social entrepreneurs and business leaders, policymakers, change agents, and activists from across the globe to unearth and implement solutions to specific actionable challenges.

Solve Interns:
An internship with Solve is designed to provide individuals the opportunity to work in an exciting professional setting. Solve is a fairly new initiative, and interns will get a front row seat to a start-up office culture within MIT. Solve interns will collaborate with Solve teams to create materials, develop content, and execute strategic outreach to a variety of audiences, including partners, members, students, and the general public. Interns have the opportunity to learn about the logistical aspects of the event production and programming, and will be responsible for data cleaning/management, volunteer coordination, research, social media, outreach, scheduling, speaker coordination, note-taking, and/or editing. 

Intern Placement:
Based on the needs of our initiative and the timeline of our annual events, interns will be matched to the Solve team with the best fit. If you have a strong preference for one team, please include this in your cover letter/application. 

Communications Team: Handles website and social media content, blog posts, and comms strategy
Events/Program Team: Manages event planning & logistics as well as stage programming & production
Partnerships Team: Focuses on donor relations and outreach through partnerships and sponsorships
Community Team: Oversees Solve challenges and builds/manages relationships with members and Solvers in each of our four pillar areas:

  • Learning pillar: issues related to education and workforce development
  • Health pillar: issues related to health and wellbeing
  • Sustainability pillar: issues related to energy, food, water, & climate change
  • Economic Prosperity pillar: issues related to the future of jobs, growth, and inequality

Intern Qualifications:

  • Applicants should have strong written and oral communication skills and an exceptional eye for detail. Successful interns are those who have a positive attitude, take initiative, like to problem-solve, and are ready to dive into an “all hands on deck” environment. Bonus points if you get a kick out of desk research, database management, and logistical organization. 
  • Applicants must be 18+ to apply; current students and recent grads with academic backgrounds in International Relations, Political Science, Environmental Studies, Public Policy, Global Studies, Economics, Marketing, Business, Public Health, and Communications are encouraged to apply, although those with different backgrounds are also welcome to apply. 

Internship time frames generally line up with university semester schedules: spring internship, summer internship, and fall internship. Interns are paid $15/hour. Regrettably, Solve is unable to provide sponsorship for international students, so intern applicants must be legally able to work in the US. Intern hours will not exceed 30 hours/week. 

Summer Internship Application Deadline: March 31 
To apply, send a résumé and 1 page cover letter to

To apply: Applicants should send a résumé and 1 page cover letter to​.

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