MISTI matches MIT students with internships and research at leading companies and universities in Russia. Internships last from 3 to 12 months and are all-expenses-paid.
November 30th early application for summer placement
January 10th is general deadline for summer placement (rolling thereafter)
November 30th – Mar. 15th for summer placement (rolling thereafter)
Dates and duration
Most MISTI internships take place over 10-12 weeks during the summer. However, internships are available year-round for up to 12 months.
Open to MIT undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines.
4.0 OR HIGHER
Undergraduate: at least one year of college-level Russian language (Russian II) or equivalent.
Graduate: no language requirement. Some basic Russian recommended.
A formal course on Russia is recommended, e.g., culture, history, politics.
Program expenses, including airfare, visa, accommodation and a stipend, are covered.
We work closely with students to find a tailored project that matches their skills and interests. Participating students are required to attend two to four training sessions before going to Russia.
About the program
MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) is MIT’s flagship international education program. Rooted in the Mens et Manus tradition, MISTI matches MIT students with tailored internship, research and teaching opportunities abroad. We also facilitate international faculty collaborations and develop partnerships with leading companies, research institutes and universities around the world.
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