Engaging with MIT students is central to the MCSC’s mission and efforts, and is interwoven into some of the core conversations and solutions we are tackling, as well as the programming we are hosting. There are many ways for MIT students to collaborate with us, including undergraduate research opportunities, internships, providing feedback to our Student Council, and helping with event planning. Learn more below.

The MCSC supports undergraduate research through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). This is a chance to work directly with our member companies as well as MIT faculty. A flexible model, UROPs allow students to either join established research projects or pursue their own ideas.

Search for opportunities on the Experiential Learning (ELX) website; filter by UROP (Type) and MCSC (Department / Program). If you have a specific professor you would like to work with, we encourage you to alert them about MCSC opportunities as well; the Consortium is open to review any climate and sustainability related UROPs for funding.

Students working on MCSC UROP projects will:

  • Participate in meetings with the MCSC team at the beginning and end of each UROP period.
  • At the end of each UROP period, give a brief presentation on the work that they did during their UROP.
  • Have the opportunity to work with MCSC postdoctoral Impact Fellows and representatives from member companies.
  • Be able to come to the MCSC office to meet and socialize with other MCSC students, postdocs, and staff, including complimentary food and beverages.

If you have any questions before submitting your applications to MCSC-funded UROPs, please contact Jeremy Gregory, Executive Director, at jgregory@mit.edu.

Please review MIT’s UROP full guidelines before applying.

Applications are now open to rising juniors and seniors! Learn more and apply.

The MIT Fall Career Series provides students the opportunity to connect with employers over multiple sectors of industry; it is many MIT students’ first step into the professional world. The MIT Fall Career Fair Sustainability Initiative supplements the Career Series by giving students the tools to engage potential employers in a conversation about their responsibilities to the planet and their actions to meet those responsibilities. Through this initiative, students can learn what types of questions to ask companies and how to ask them, as well as view company emissions data from the past ten years. Click here to learn more. Also stay tuned for career profiles – on the Career Fair Sustainability Initiative’s website – from MCSC member companies, which showcase the unique and varied paths individuals can take to enter and succeed in a sustainability and/or climate-focused role.

The MCSC Student Council is comprised of 10 MIT students representing a diverse range of disciplines, experience, interests, and degree types. The group is responsible for representing the MIT student voice, sharing opportunities for engagement with the MCSC with other students, and providing feedback to the Consortium as it continues to grow and evolve.

The MCSC Student Council would love to hear from you! If you have feedback, ideas, or collaboration opportunities you’d like to share, please e-mail mcsc@mit.edu and a representative from the Student Council will review your message.

The MCSC plans to host and co-host several workshops and events, and student participation is crucial to many of these. Please sign up for our mailing list here to be invited to future events, and keep an eye on our website.