Since 1997, the MIT Alumni Association’s Student/Alumni Externship Program has placed thousands of MIT students in short-term alumni-sponsored internships around the globe. This year the program placed more than 400 students—including 45 graduate students—at 278 companies in 16 US states and seven countries.
In 2014, a record 1,028 students applied for the program and more than 200 MIT alumni sponsored externships, including Ned Sahin SM ’03, whose company, Brain Power, hosted 11 externs.
“We’ve worked with MIT students (for the past two years),” Sahin says. “I’ve given each one a task that would be for a professional coder that has five years of industry experience—and they’re doing it.”
Brain Power is one example of the hundreds of externships offered by the Alumni Association each year. For more information on the Alumni Association’s Student/Alumni Externship Program, visit alum.mit.edu/externships.
Part one of a three-part video series.