In response to Russia’s catastrophic full-scale invasion of Ukraine, MIT has launched a comprehensive MIT-Ukraine Program to serve as a hub for MIT’s innovative technological and humanitarian responses. Through it, MIT mobilizes students, faculty and staff to participate in global efforts to preserve and rebuild Ukraine.
One of the key ways in which MIT activates its talent in support of Ukraine is through MISTI internships. These internships are aimed at completing hands-on projects for the Ukrainian government, NGOs and business enterprises, or for organizations that are located outside of Ukraine but are focused on Ukraine’s development, refugee support and reconstruction. While MIT students are currently not allowed to travel to Ukraine for safety reasons, MIT-Ukraine internships take place either remotely or in other European countries. In summer 2023, MIT-Ukraine interns traveled to Serbia, Poland, Switzerland and Spain. There are multiple other opportunities available in summer 2024, both virtually and abroad, including in Poland, Finland, France and Spain.
Please see more detailed information below, or email MIT-Ukraine Program Manager, svitkras [at] mit.edu (Svitlana Krasynska), if you have any questions or want to share ideas.
MIT-Ukraine matches MIT students with internships and research opportunities at governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, business firms, and universities in Ukraine, as well as at organizations working on Ukraine-focused projects outside of Ukraine. Internships last around 4 weeks over IAP and 8-12 weeks during the summer. MIT-Ukraine covers the cost of travel and living expenses for internships that require international travel, and provides an hourly stipend for remote internships.
MIT-Ukraine has organized 15 internships this summer for students across a range of disciplines to support critical needs in Ukraine:
Please contact MISTI Ukraine Program Manager Svitlana Krasynska for more information.
If you are taking a class in the fall or spring with an applied project component that you think might benefit a Ukrainian cause, please contact us to discuss!
Meet Your Program Manager
Get in touch with Svitlana Krasynska, Program Director for MIT-Ukraine, to get your questions answered.