Industrial Partners

A company can be a member of the 6-A program either as a 6-A Core Partner or as a 6-A Affiliate. From a student perspective, there are two important differences between Core Partners and Affiliates. First, students doing their internship at a Core Partner will typically receive a 6-A Fellowship through MIT during the fall term of their 6-month internship. This Fellowship pays the student’s salary, MIT tuition, and health insurance during the fall term (See the student FAQ for more information on what a 6-A Fellowship is).  On the other hand, Affiliate companies do not offer a 6-A Fellowship but they pay the students directly during the fall term. In this case, students are responsible for paying the MIT tuition and health insurance expenses directly. To make sure students interning at a 6-A Affiliate company receive the same level of benefits than the ones at a Core Partner, the 6-A office asks 6-A Affiliate companies to set a minimum salary for their 6-A interns that is typically higher than what the students who are in the 6-A program receive, in order for them to pay these additional expenses.

The second important difference between interning at a 6-A Core Partner and a 6-A Affiliate is that 6-A Core Partners will pay (through their membership fees) the tuition of the student during the spring term of his or her MEng degree, if the student has not been able to secure a Teaching Assistantship that term. Students interning at 6-A Affiliate companies do not have this guaranteed support due to the reduced membership fees paid by 6-A Affiliate companies.

We are adding new partners every day. Please check this page frequently for the most up-to-date information.

Analog Devices (Core 6-A Partner)

Analog Devices

Analog Devices is a world leader in the design and manufacture of analog, mixed-signal, and DSP integrated circuits used in all types of electronic equipment.

Applied Materials (6-A Affiliate)

Applied Materials is a leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.

Bose Corporation (6-A Affiliate)

Bose is a sounds company in that the company designs, manufactures and sells headphones, speakers and stereo equipment. From noise-cancelling products to speakers claiming to produces sound with the best quality on the market, Bose is a premium product with a variety of options in product selection.

Boston Scientific (6-A Affiliate)

Boston Scientific is dedicated to transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world. Boston Scientific’s businesses include neuromodulation, interventional cardiology, heart rhythm management, peripheral interventions, endoscopy and urology.

Cadence (Core 6-A Partner)


Cadence is a leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor intellectual property (IP). Our custom/analog tools help engineers design the transistors, standard cells, and IP blocks that make up systems on chip (SoCs). Our digital tools automate the design and verification of giga-scale, gigahertz SoCs at the latest semiconductor processing nodes. Our IC packaging and PCB tools permit the design of complete boards and subsystems.

Cadence also offers a growing portfolio of design IP and verification IP for memories, interface protocols, analog/mixedsignal components, and specialized processors. And at the systems level, Cadence offers an integrated suite of hardware/ software co-development platforms. In short, Cadence’s innovative technologies are essential to building great products that transform lives.

Cambridge Mobile Telematics (6-A Affiliate)

Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) makes roads and drivers safer around the world. Founded in 2010 by two MIT professors and experienced entrepreneurs, CMT pioneered telematics for behavior-based insurance (BBI) and deployed the first solution to provide both traditional vehicle-centric usage-based insurance and user-centric behavior-based insurance. With over 25 insurance customers in 16 countries today, in addition to several fleets, cellular carriers, auto makers, and government agencies among its customers, CMT is the leading smartphone-centric telematics provider in the world. Its products and services have a proven record of improving driver behavior: an average reduction of 35% in phone distraction, 20% in hard braking, and 20% in at-risk speeding all within less than 30 days of using the program. CMT has openings for 6-A students with expertise in the following areas: mobile sensing, mobile UX, IoT, data science, machine learning, statistics, web applications, and cloud-based systems. Find out more about CMT at


IBM Research (6-A Affiliate)

IBM Research, with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AIblockchain and quantum computing

Intel (6-A Affiliate)

Intel Corporation is excited to seek intern candidates from MIT EECS who are passionate about learning and doing. An unparalleled experience will be provided working with Intel’s world-class engineers/researchers where the intern will get to work in one or in several different traditional areas ranging from Materials, Devices, Circuits, Micro-architecture, Architecture, CAD tools, Systems, AI, Security either in the research labs or as part of the product teams. Non-traditional opportunities in Intel’s iCAP group (Intel Capital) involving business/entrepreneurship skills may also be an option.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (6-A Affiliate)

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory—we call it JPL, or simply the Lab—is a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for robotic space and Earth science missions. We are managed by Caltech for NASA. Since the 1930s, JPL creations and discoveries have led to many of the nation's “firsts,” including the first U.S. Earth-orbiting satellite, interplanetary spacecraft, lunar lander, planetary rover, and first spacecraft to leave the solar system.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (6-A Affiliate)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States' security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:

  • Enhances the nation's defense.
  • Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
  • Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.

Lockheed Martin (6-A Affiliate)

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 105,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Micron (6-A Affiliate)

Micron Technology is a world leader in innovative memory solutions that transform how the world uses information to enrich life. Through our global brands — Micron, Crucial® and Ballistix® — and a team of over 34,000, we offer the industry’s broadest portfolio, and we are the only company manufacturing today’s major memory and storage technologies: DRAM, NAND, NOR and 3D XPoint™ memory.

Micron Technology began in 1978 as a four-person semiconductor design company in the basement of a Boise, Idaho, dental office. Located between a high desert plain and the Rocky Mountain foothills, Boise was an unlikely spot for a high-tech start-up, but we broke ground on our first fabrication plant by 1980 and introduced the world’s smallest 256K DRAM just a few years later. In 1994, we earned a spot on the Fortune 500 and then steadily grew into an industry leader, playing an instrumental role in some of the world’s most significant technological advancements. Today, backed by 40 years of technology leadership and a patent portfolio of 40,000, Micron continues to collaborate with the world’s most trusted brands, and our solutions are enabling disruptive trends such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous vehicles.

Micron depends on a talented, determined and highly educated workforce located in 17 different countries to design, develop and manufacture high-quality, cutting-edge memory solutions. We pursue the highest-quality talent in our hiring and maintain a work environment that enables our team members to thrive throughout their Micron careers. Our commitment to team members is reflected in our core values and illustrated by our commitment to provide an engaging work environment that is ethical, diverse and inclusive.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory (Core 6-A Partner)

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory technical staff work on applied research and development to provide solutions to national defense problems. Laboratory projects continually evolve with technology, presenting scientists and engineers with opportunities to explore new lines of research. In addition, many projects are multidisciplinary and collaborative.

MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab (6-A Affiliate)

The MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab is a community of scientists from MIT and IBM Research dedicated to pushing the frontiers of artificial intelligence and translating breakthroughs into real-world impact. The Lab manages a research portfolio of 80 projects, with an emphasis on data-driven, deep-learning approaches to understanding language and the visual world, and developing techniques for making large-scale AI systems more efficient and robust. In all of its work, the Lab is committed to building trustworthy and socially responsible AI systems.

The MIT IBM Lab is offering 6A internships for the 2022-2023 academic year. Like the lab, this internship opportunity is a partnership with IBM and MIT. The student will get hands-on, applied research opportunities with IBM researchers and the IBM engineering prototyping team. This will allow students to develop their software engineering skills, get professional perspective on the impact of AI, and work on an AI leading edge industry project with the potential for real-world impact. Students will have opportunities to explore how IBM and the lab’s corporate members are applying AI advancements in their businesses.

Students will be mentored by lead IBM researchers throughout the internship. Additionally, each student will be given an MIT PI advisor in order to complete a Master thesis, if needed, which will be based on their work at IBM. They will acquire marketable skills and letters of recommendation from experts in AI.

NetApp (Core 6-A Partner)


NetApp delivers software, systems and services to manage and store your data. NetApp Data Fabric provides enhanced data control, choice, and efficiency.

NVIDIA (6-A Affiliate)

NVIDIA  NVIDIA’s invention of the GPU sparked the PC gaming market. The company’s pioneering work in accelerated computing—a supercharged form of computing at the intersection of computer graphics, high performance computing and AI—is reshaping trillion-dollar industries, such as transportation, healthcare and manufacturing, and fueling the growth of many others.



Shell (6-A Affiliate)

Shell is an international energy company whose purpose is to power progress together with more and cleaner energy solutions. Shell uses advanced technologies to take an innovative approach to produce and distribute energy in more efficient, reliable and sustainable ways. Digital technology is making our existing operations more effective and efficient, helping to offer our customers low-carbon solutions. We are also working with others to address industry challenges and opportunities while investing in the next generation of clean energy technology.

Signify (6-A Affiliate)

Signify, the new company name of Philips Lighting, is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our energy efficient lighting products, systems and services enable our customers to enjoy a superior quality of light, and make people’s lives safer and more comfortable, businesses more productive and cities more livable. With 2018 sales of EUR 6.4 billion, approximately 29,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries, we’re unlocking the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world.

Signify Research is a global team with presence in Cambridge, where performance is powered through diversity. We shape the future of light in the Internet of Things and work on our commitment to achieve a more sustainable future.

Sky (6-A Affiliate)

Sky is a British telecommunications company and Europe’s largest pay-TV broadcaster. With a headquarter located in London UK, Sky has operations in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain, serving more than 20 million customers with the best TV and entertainment experiences.