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Leadeship at MIT
As President Hockfield stated in her inaugural address, "MIT is uniquely equipped, and obliged, to make a critical difference... to educate the leaders the world needs now."

Rather than classifying people as "leaders" or "nonleaders" and trying to develop individuals into leaders, MIT assumes that everyone can learn and grow in ways that make them more effective in the various contexts, roles within a group, and processes they take on in their lives. Each experience you engage in during your time at MIT is an opportunity to test skills, shape effectiveness, and enhance awareness about how you want to impact the world.

We have developed this website as the foundation for a Virtual Leadership Center, a one-stop-shop for dissemination of information about the wide inventory of offerings across MIT that provide leadership development opportunities for students.
Leadership Defined
Leader PhotoWhen using this website, please think of the term "leadership" in its broadest definition - beyond position, power, or privilege - and recognize that each of us has qualities that can be examined, practiced and developed including skills in: problem-solving, creativity, big-picture thinking, ability to connect people and ideas, ability to influence others, conscientiousness, conflict resolution, attention to detail, communication skills, or a desire to change the world.
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Featured Opportunity

icon MIT Washington Summer Internship Program

The program, provides undergraduates the opportunity to apply their scientific and technical training to public policy issues. The students are actively involved in the analysis of one or a series of public policy questions, under the direct supervision of a professional within the sponsor organization. Interns are expected to bring the skills they have learned at MIT to bear on these projects and to be introduced to other analytical tools for completing their work. They leave DC with an understanding of the role science and technology plays in policy issues as well as a better understanding of what contributions they can make.
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