As an Innovation Diplomat, during the course of your MIT internship abroad you will examine the policies and institutions that help or hinder innovation. Prior to departure, participating students attend training sessions to introduce core Innovation Diplomacy concepts and research the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems of their regions. While abroad, students interview key stakeholders to better understand the local ecosystem. iDiplomats receive a $500 stipend to offset the costs of local travel. After the internship, students write up their findings to receive 9 units of academic credit.
The iDiplomats Program is open to all MIT students (undergraduate and graduate) who are participating in internship or work abroad through an MIT program and who will be returning to MIT the following fall semester. If you are currently planning to go abroad, but have not yet finalized the details, you may still apply for this program. Your acceptance to the iDiplomats Program would be contingent upon your placement in a primary MIT abroad program. Apply by March 1 for Summer 2016! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org .