UPOP employers gain access to an elite pool of MIT students who have been coached in collaboration, presentation, and leadership skills.
UPOP offers employers
1. Well-rounded interns ready to integrate into employers' teams
2. Early access to MIT talent
3. A pipeline to top-notch future full-time employees
4. Improved on-campus branding and visibility
5. Staff consulting to provide the best match between student and employer
6. The opportunity to sponsor events, participate in UPOP activities, and introduce students to the work of the company
Frequently Asked Questions (download PDF)
- Post an internship (no obligation to hire a student if there isn't a good fit)
- Volunteer as a speaker, facilitator or coach at a UPOP event during the fall or spring semester
- Become a Mentor-Instructor for our January Team Training Camp (during MIT's Independent Activities Period—"IAP")
- Company overview
- Job description
- Desired/required skills
- Is US citizenship required?
- Will students need their own transportation?
- What's the application deadline?
- Where should the students apply?
- The amount of specific information they have about the summer project itself (when possible)
- Timing of the offer: most students finalize internship plans by early spring to mid-spring
- The process leading up to the final interview or final-offer stage: for example, if students are active in their internship search throughout the fall and early spring semester they begin building, early on, a stronger relationship with employers they have been in touch with consistently. Often, the more contact along the way from those employers, the more it tends to sway their decision to work for that company
- Challenged with meaningful work
- Held accountable for successful performance at the end of the summer
- Given access to at least one role model who can also help the student understand the nature of the organization or enterprise