For Students

UPOP provides a unique opportunity to infuse academic study with practical experience.

Application Information

Application will be open in mid-September and will remain open until early October.

Sophomores benefit from

1. Access to the UPOP employer network: hundreds of companies target UPOP students, offering a significant advantage to sophomores who are otherwise competing against upperclassmen.

2. One-on-one coaching throughout the internship search

3. A track record of success: In AY2016-17, almost 100% of students went to a career-relevant industry internship or a UROP or other global research opportunities.

4. Mentors: UPOP provides many opportunities for students to meet industry leaders: networking events, panel discussions, and the January Professional Development Seminar.

5. The Team Leadership Week (aka "Bootcamp"): Perhaps the best-known feature of UPOP, the intensive event is serious fun, with hands-on experiential modules taught by MIT faculty and coached by the many MIT alums who come back each year to work with our students.

Over 500 students from the Class of 2019 applied to UPOP - almost half of MIT's sophomores.

For student-related questions, contact the UPOP Student Program Team!