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MITES (formerly OEOP) provides transformative experiences that bolster confidence, create lifelong community, and build an exciting, challenging foundation in STEM for highly motivated 7th–12th grade students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. Catalyzing change in STEM, our goal is to advance equity and access through hands-on programs that are free of cost to participants and their families. 

We strongly encourage applications from students: 

  • With backgrounds underrepresented in science and engineering, identifying as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx or Native American or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islander. 
  • Who are underserved, defined as coming from low socioeconomic means, which may be indicated by qualification for free/reduced lunch 
  • Who are the first member of their families to attend college 
  • From families with an absence of science and engineering degrees  
  • From high schools with low admittance rates to top-tier colleges, especially rural or predominantly minority high schools

All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be considered, regardless of race or ethnicity. 

Learn more about the mission of MITES on our website.

For other STEM opportunities across the US, please visit out our Resources page. 

Interested in being part of our community?

We have three applications. Read below to find the best fit for you.


MITES STAFF Application 

An application for STAFF for all three of our programs 

APPLICATION OPEN (Click here to start)

  • Eligibility: Must be over 18 years of age and authorized to work in the U.S. Other minimum requirements vary by position—See job descriptions and staff application for more details.
  • Deadlines: None; Applications reviewed on rolling basis. We are currently accepting staff applications for the spring semester of MITES Saturdays and for our MITES Summer and MITES Semester programs. We will begin reviewing and interviewing for these positions later in the winter.
  • Questions? Email staffapp@mit.edu

MITES Saturdays STUDENT Application

An application for STUDENTS for the MITES Saturdays Program (formerly SEED). 

APPLICATION OPEN (Click here to start)

  • Eligibility: Must both live and go to public school in Boston, Cambridge, or Lawrence, Massachusetts. Must be in 7th, 8th, 9th or 10th grade. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Deadlines: Student application due Nov. 30; teacher recommendations due Dec 7.
  • Questions? Email mitesapp@mit.edu

MITES Summer and MITES Semester STUDENT Application

An application for STUDENTS for the MITES Semester (formerly MOSTEC) and MITES Summer (formerly MITES) Programs. 

APPLICATION NOT YET OPEN—To sign up to be notified with the application opens (typically mid-November), please fill out this form

  • Eligibility: Must be in 11th grade. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Deadlines: Student application due Feb. 1; teacher recommendations due Feb. 15 
  • Questions? Email mitesapp@mit.edu