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We look forward to providing enriching and safe international experiences for students despite travel limitations due to Covid-19.

Based on recent MIT policy updates and restrictions in various countries, the only in-person MISTI internships currently planned for this summer are for students already accepted into the MIT-Korea program. As travel to additional MISTI countries becomes possible, program managers will reach out to applicants directly.

Don’t forget, there are still remote internships available, but deadlines are approaching fast. Check out all of the MISTI offerings in Handshake.


Welcome to MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI)


Working closely with a network of premier corporations, universities and research institutes, MISTI matches hundreds of MIT undergraduate and graduate students annually with funded internships and research abroad. MISTI prepares students to be successful in their internships through MIT courses in the language and culture of the host country.

To find opportunities to study abroad, click the “Study Abroad” link on the left navigation. 

To begin a MISTI program application, please choose a program from the left hand navigation bar.

All appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. 
Appointments not scheduled a full 24 hours in advance may not be able to be honored.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact MISTI (


If you have already started an application and need to complete your information forms, click LOGIN in the above black tool bar.