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.

Akamai (6-A Affiliate)

As the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, delivering 95 exabytes of data a year across billions of devices, Akamai makes it easier for you to provide the best and most secure digital experiences on any device, anytime, anywhere.

With the broadest array of best-in-class cloud delivery products and services, including superior web and mobile performance, cloud security, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions – all underpinned by exceptional customer service and 24/7 monitoring – you can count on our people and technology to support you every step of the way.

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 equipme.

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.

Army Research Laboratory (ARL) (6-A Affiliate)

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The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is the U.S. Army's corporate research laboratory. ARL is headquartered at the Adelphi Laboratory Center (ALC) in Adelphi, Maryland. The 6-A internship opportunities are related to the following topics:

(1). Digital and RF electronics using 2-D materials: The project goal is to design, fabricate and prototype digital logic and RF devices, circuits, systems and monolithic integration of CMOS with hybrid circuits/systems for ultra-power electronics, photonics and sensors applications

(2) Development of multifunctional 2-D materials and device physics, theoretical and computational modeling of circuits for high speed, power efficient, and foldable/flexible devices.  Modeling and Simulation of electron transport in foldable devices are also highly encouraged

(3) Controlled and localized in-plan phase change of van der Waals 2-D layers of transition metal di-chalcogenides is also being explored for engineering dynamically tunable devices

(4) Applications of 2-D materials asymmetric electron transport properties for neuromorphic applications

(5) Graphene based 2-12 micron small-medium-long wavelength detectors for night vision applications

(6) Flexible power source for high density power and energy applications.

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.

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


Cell Signaling Technology (6-A Affiliate)

Cell Signaling Technology (CST) is a private, family-owned company, founded by scientists and dedicated to providing the world’s highest quality, innovative research and diagnostic products to accelerate biological understanding and enable personalized medicine. The mission of our Bioinformatics Department is to foster excellence in the art of combining data integration, software development, computer science, mathematics, and artificial intelligence, in order to decipher complex biological processes, enhance product development, and contribute to translational research.

DRAPER (Core 6-A Partner)


An independent not-for-profit laboratory in applied research, engineering development, education, and technology transfer.

eBay (6-A Affiliate)


Whether you are buying new or used, plain or luxurious, commonplace or rare, trendy or one-of-a-kind – if it exists in the world, it probably is for sale on eBay. Our mission is to be the world’s favorite destination for discovering great value and unique selection.

We give sellers the platform, solutions, and support they need to grow their businesses and thrive. 

First Republic Bank (Core 6-A Partner)

First Republic Bank is a publically traded (NYSE: FRC) full-service financial institution specializing in personalized, relationship-based private banking, private business banking, trust services and real estate lending, as well as investment consulting and advisory services. The bank has been able to stay profitable every year since inception and expand at a rapid pace almost entirely through organic growth and word-of-mouth referrals. It has been consistently named the Best or one of the Top Private Banks and Wealth Managers in North America by Private Asset Management Magazine and has remained at the top of the Forbes’ list of America’s Best Banks for a number of years.  First Republic is headquartered in San Francisco and has additional presence in Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland, Palm Beach, Boston, Greenwich, and New York City.

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)

Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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.

NASA (6-A Affiliate)

The NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia has several openings for 6A projects in High Performance Computing, Intelligent Systems, and Signal Processing. 

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.

Oracle - (6-A Affiliate) (Pending)

Oracle, a global provider of enterprise cloud computing, is empoweringbusinesses of all sizes on their journey of digital transformation.Oracle Cloud provides leading-edge capabilities in software as a service,
platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, and data as a service.

PillPack (6-A Affiliate)

PillPack logo

PillPack is a Boston-based start-up company using design, service, and technology to change the way people think about medicine. We are a small, but growing company and you will have the opportunity to make a tangible impact on both the company as well as the quality of our customers lives.

Raytheon (6-A Affiliate)

Technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil and cybersecurity markets throughout the world.

Silicon Labs (Core 6-A Partner)

Silicon Labs

Silicon Labs is the leader in energy-friendly solutions for a smarter, more connected world.

For 20 years, we have created the silicon, software and tools that enable the world’s leading engineers to develop products that transform industries and improve lives.

Uber (6-A Affiliate)

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What started as an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas is now changing the logistical fabric of cities around the world. Whether it’s a ride, a sandwich, or a package, we use technology to give people what they want, when they want it.