Freshman/Alumni Summer Internship Program (F/ASIP) is now accepting applications!

Rachel Greenberg, Assistant Director, Career Education and F/ASIP, Career Development

F/ASIP is a graded seminar which offers participating MIT freshmen:

  • Career exploration and development training, including self-assessment, as well as resume writing, career decision making, interviewing skills, internship search strategies, and more.
  • Cultivation of professional skills, including networking, professional etiquette, and communication skills.
  • Opportunities for finding a summer internship or research experience, helping students connect with MIT alumni mentors and other organizations in their area of interest.

If you know of a freshman who you think would be a good fit for F/ASIP, please encourage them to apply at:
http://web.mit.edu/fasip

Applications should be returned to GECD in 12-170 or emailed to fasip@mit.edu. We strongly encourage interested students to submit their applications between now and the preferred deadline of December 20th, 2010.

Applications received by December 20th will be given preference. Should space remain available, applications received after December 20th will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the final deadline of January 17th, 2011. No applications will be accepted after this date.

In spring 2010, we conducted a thorough evaluation of F/ASIP to ensure that we are meeting the needs of MIT freshman and to further define the goals of the program. As a result of this evaluation, we made the following adjustments to the program:

  • An increased focus on self-assessment and exploration of careers. We seek students who are in any stage of their career development, from those who are completely unsure of their choice of major and professional interests to those who are very certain of their future plans.
  • An increase in the use of technology to deliver information to students. For example, since many freshmen leave campus over IAP, our IAP program requirements will include a webinar and a series of online workshops. Students can access these from anywhere in the world!
  • A later program start date. We will begin the program over IAP this year instead of during the fall semester to allow students more time to settle into other aspects of their academics and campus life.

Who Should Apply to F/ASIP?
Any MIT freshman who is interested in:

  • Getting an early start (and gaining an edge) on their career development
  • Exploring their interests, skills and values and how those relate to potential careers
  • Developing their professional and communication skills to become a stronger candidate for employers

Please note: F/ASIP is open to all freshmen students, including international students. Students should be prepared to make a commitment to coming to biweekly seminars and completing assignments on their own. All students will benefit from the program regardless of major!

It is important to note that participating in F/ASIP does not guarantee students a summer internship. We provide the opportunity and training for students to explore their interests and options and to connect with employers. Our goal is to teach valuable career planning and job search skills that will be useful to students throughout life.

Please email fasip@mit.edu with any questions.