The I School encourages students enrolled in the MIMS program to participate in a paid summer internship between the first and second years of their program in order to:
Getting an Internship
Internship arrangements are negotiated between employer and individual student. The I School encourages students to post resumes that describe their skills and availability for summer work.
Non-Profit Internships: Supplementary Funding
Grants in amounts up to $6000 will be available to a limited number of MIMS students serving in internships with non-profits, government agencies, or non-governmental agencies (NGOs) in the U.S. or abroad, during the summer between their first and second year in the program.
Past grant recipients have held internships at Code for America, the National Parks Conservation Association, National Public Radio, Pivot Learning, Plan Benin, Root Capital, and UC Berkeley.
A selection committee of of faculty and staff determine awards based on funding availability and fit with the mission of the grant program. Application instructions (for current students)
Summer Break at Berkeley
The spring semester usually ends by May 20, and the fall semester begins the last week of August. A full summer internship could last for approximately 12 weeks. However, some employers and students might wish to negotiate a shorter time frame.