Host companies and labs provide MIT students with pivotal personal and professional experiences. Many organizations report that MIT students bring fresh perspectives, new knowledge and invigorating enthusiasm to these environments.

MIT students actively learn how to solve challenging problems through a combination of making, building, experimenting and scaling. As MIT's international education program, MISTI encourages students to take their knowledge abroad and connect with top international partners. Through MISTI's tailored internship, research and teaching experiences, students and hosts can contribute to innovative solutions together.

“This was one of the most productive and nice experiences I have had with students to date! The students were amazing- so nice, accessible, and reliable.”

-Professor. Tom Schonberg, Tel Aviv University

Past Hosts

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Ben Gurion University of the Negev

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Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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The Knesset

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Sapir Venture Partners

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Serenno Medical

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Tel Aviv University

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Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

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Weizmann Institute of Science

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Host a MIT Student

MIT students actively learn how to solve challenging problems through a combination of making, building, experimenting, and scaling. As MIT's international education program, MISTI strives to work with enthusiastic partners who share our passion for creating a better world.

MISTI recruits qualified student candidates and matches them with an international host organization and tailored internship, research and teaching experiences so they can take their knowledge abroad. Projects are designed to align the skills and interests of the student with the needs of the host, and priority placement is given to MIT students with technical knowledge, relevant experience, and language skills. 

Before departure, country-specific programs offer support for logistics and organize cultural preparation events for students. Upon return, students submit reports and serve as ambassadors for the program and host.

  • You and your team will have the opportunity to work firsthand with MIT students and gain privileged access to MIT’s research community 
  • Your team will gain valuable exposure to MIT’s hands-on learning and teaching methods
  • MIT students make meaning contributions to your research; in fact, many MIT students have created patent-winning work, written academic articles and created new technologies during their MISTI internships
  • You’ll help extend MIT’s mission to your country, while promoting the global advancement of STEM studies.

Hosts are expected to provide a challenging project for students and to oversee their progress throughout the internship. Student interns require a workspace and a supervisor. The majority of hosts provide a stipend to cover internship costs.

At the conclusion of their program, students are required to submit an internship report that can be shared with hosts. MISTI may send a host questionnaire to obtain feedback directly from the student’s supervisor.

Fall: Student candidates apply, interview with program managers, submit materials, and tailor applications for hosts.

Winter: Matching process, phone/Skype interviews, internship placements are offered.

Spring: Logistical arrangements (visa, housing, airfare) and preparation sessions on workplace and culture.

Summer: Projects commence. Typical summer internships last for 10-12 weeks.

“Young, brilliant and highly motivated students coming to learn and work on a short term, well-defined project.”

-Efrat Kohen, Mekorot

Interested in hosting a MIT student?

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Contact David Dolev, Managing Director, MISTI programs in the Middle East, Associate Director of MISTI

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