Jeffrey L. Pressman Awards
Talented MIT undergraduates are recognized annually with the Jeffrey L. Pressman Award for research or internship in U.S. government, politics, policy, law, or education. The 2024 application deadline will be February 16, 2024.
Pressman Awards include stipends of up to $7,000 each, in support of special summer projects or internships in issues related to American politics. The project should focus on a legal, political, institutional, or policy issue. All MIT undergraduates returning to campus as undergraduates in the fall semester are eligible to apply.
Recent Pressman internships and projects have included:
- Internship at the Center for American Progress working on a project developing a long- term economic growth strategy for the US
- Internship at the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy focusing on enhancement of US nuclear security through defense, non-proliferation and environmental efforts
- Internship with the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts
- A research project collecting original data and performing data analysis on the Ohio Educational Choice Scholarship program
Application guidelines are available here.
The application form is available here.
Applications are due February 16, 2024.
For more information, contact Katherine Paton Hoss, Lecturer/Undergraduate Administrator (email@example.com).
Internship at Recidiviz Data Analysis
Research Project: "Natural Language Processing for Political Polarization"
Internship at the Office of CA Governor Gavin Newsom
Internship at the U.S. Department of Defense
Internship at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Internship – Brookings Institution
Research Project: "Algorithmic Redistricting and Gerrymandering in Texas’ 2020 Congressional Districts"
Internship at the office of U.S. Representative Juan Vargas (D-CA, 52nd District)
Internship at the Department of Government Affairs, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
Research Project: “The Effect of the United States’ Unemployment Insurance Program on the Overall American Economy”
Ibrahim Suat Evren
Research intern: Market Design with Profs Scott Kominers and Yannai Gonczarowski (Harvard)
Internship at Beto for Texas
Research project: Civic Synergy – Depolarization Amongst Generation Z
Internship: City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Economic Opportunity & Inclusion
Internship at the Louisiana Board of Regents, Louisiana Governor’s Fellowship
Internship with Rep. Erika Uyterhoeven
Internship at MIT Washington DC Office
Internship at Department of Education and Senate HELP Committee
Massachusetts Advocates for Children
US Senator Chris Coons’ Re-Election Campaign, Delaware
Reserch Project: “A Policy Outlook: Energy Transition in Appalachia Pennsylvania.”
Research Project: “Using Earth Observation to Inform New York City Resiliency Planning.”
Research Project: “Experimentally Testing a Game Theoretic Model of Social Dilemmas.”
Environmental Protection Agency
MIT Washington DC Office
MIT Washington DC Office
Mass Civil Liberties Union
New York Office of Securities and Exchange Commission
US Department of Health and Human Services
Internship at the MIT Washington, DC Office on Education issues
Internship at the US Department of Health and Human Services on the Idea Lab
Internship at the Aerospace Corporation as a program and policy intern
Anit Lui Akpovi
Internship at Child Care Aware
Internship at the MIT Washington, DC Office on Energy issues
Internship at the US Department of the Interior on Environmental issues
Internship at the Department of Justice Anti Trust Economic Analysis Group in Washington, DC working on Economic Justice issues
Internship at US Senator Harry Reid’s Office working on Constituent issues and education
Internship at the Center for Effective Government working on Regulatory policy