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Student Opportunities > Public Service Center

The MIT Public Service Center exists to motivate, facilitate, and celebrate the ethic and activities of public service at MIT.

Their aim is to enrich the education and life experiences of students and other MIT community members – faculty, staff, affiliates, alumni, spouses, partners, and others – through leadership and service opportunities that match the innovative culture of MIT. To that end, they provide the guidance, resources, and support to find or create fulfilling service experiences, locally and around the world.

They model and encourage entrepreneurship and innovation, facilitate partnerships, integrate service with education and research, celebrate excellence, and cultivate confidence and imagination.

Through innovative service learning curricula, the IDEAS Competition, the international fellowships program, and local and international grant-funded service opportunities, the PSC seeks to attract and educate MIT students through reciprocally valuable community service work worldwide. Go to to learn more about the PSC.

The Paul and Priscilla Gray Value-Added Internships are intended to help MIT students develop capacity-building service projects while working as interns within community organizations such as non-profits, government offices, international aid agencies, schools, and grassroots groups. Interns may also work within for-profit businesses if the business is using a social-entrepreneurship model to address the needs of an under-served community.
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