WHO WE ARE
There are many ways to get involved in international development at MIT, and it's definitely not only possible, but very much encouraged of all interested students to do work at MIT as well as field work abroad. |
A variety of classes, research efforts and extracurricular activities each provide a different perspective on working for global development. Some are open to anyone; others require acceptance into a formal program.
Although there are many and the number is increasing each year, in particular, four MIT Web sites - this one, the ones for the International Development Initiative, various MISTI programs, and Global Education and Career Development Center - can help you fine-tune your involvement based upon your background, schedule and current interests. If you can't find information here on an organization which you feel should be listed, please let us know!
IDEAS Competition Project, 2004-2005
Alphabetical list of 2010 IDF attendees and IDI-related entities
There are many opportunities to get involved with international development activities at MIT: classes, projects, the International Development Fair, and countless other student activity groups, local associations, and other mechanisms. This list provides detailed information on many of these activity groups and local associations (i.e., those located or with representation in the metro Boston area). Or you can browse these programs by their type as follows:
- View by geographical focus of work
Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America
- View by development sector focus
Energy, Food, Healthcare, Media and Communications, Shelter, Transportation, Water
- View by type of activity
Competitions, Research, Service
- View by type of organization
Center, Department, Lab, Partnership/Alliance, Student Activity
We've also created an alphabetical listing of scholarships that are either offered within MIT
or coordinated by MIT. Check them out!
Contribute to the IDN
In addition the courses and activities listed here, the IDN can help you contribute your experiences and resources to other students engaged in international development in many other ways - by sharing experiences, assisting with project development, providing career opportunities and more.