Hosted by: MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program 

The Innovation Diplomats (iDiplomats) program equips students with knowledge, frameworks, and tools to guide them over the summer as global innovators. In the spring semester, students participate in two training sessions to introduce core innovation diplomacy concepts and tools to research the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems of their regions. In the summer, while abroad, students interview key innovation ecosystem stakeholders to better understand and analyze the local ecosystems and impact. Over the summer students then write up their findings in the form of a report and may receive nine units of academic credit.

The iDiplomats program is open to all MIT students (undergraduate and graduate) who are participating in an internship or work abroad through an MIT program and who will be returning to MIT the following fall semester. Students must be hosted by an MIT program with a dedicated program manager (for example, many students participate as an add-on to MISTI).


Applications due: Monday, April 10, 2017

Learn more about iDiplomats and apply here.