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.

Cadence (Core 6-A Partner)

cadence

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) is the world’s largest smartphone telematics provider, powering more than 70 enterprise programs in 20 countries. Founded in 2010 based on MIT research, our technology serves several million drivers through our partnerships with leading insurers, rideshares, cellular carriers, personal safety companies, and automakers. CMT’s telematics platform measures driving behavior to empower driver improvement and reduce risk, provides instant crash alerts and roadside assistance to drivers in need, and creates a smooth and efficient connected claims process. CMT’s headquarters are in Cambridge, with offices in Milan, Seattle, Tokyo, Chennai, Budapest and London. cmtelematics.com

 

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.

Comcast (6-A Affiliate)

Comcast:

Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the worlds best entertainment and online experiences. As a Fortune 50 leader, we set the pace in a variety of innovative and fascinating businesses and create career opportunities across a wide range of locations and disciplines. We are at the forefront of change and move at an amazing pace, thanks to our remarkable people, who bring cutting-edge products and services to life for millions of customers every day. If you share in our passion for teamwork, our vision to revolutionize industries and our goal to lead the future in media and technology, we want you to fast-forward your career at Comcast.

FreeWheel:

FreeWheel is redefining the future of TV advertising, built on a culture of creativity, ingenuity and inclusion.

At FreeWheel, we know that great ideas come from everywhere. We believe that the best solutions are fostered in a diverse, open culture where employees are appreciated for the unique value they bring, and there is no boundary to how successful you can be.

Our investment in growth and development has created an environment where employees are encouraged to ask the tough questions and are empowered to take risks so that we can build the best possible solutions for the industry. Voted one of Fortune’s best companies to work for in 2021, Comcast Advertising’s FreeWheel is looking for team members who value collaboration, innovation and authenticity to help lead us on our exciting journey towards TV transformation.

Evonik (6-A Affiliate)

Evonik is one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies. While we don’t produce electric cars, aircraft, medications or 3D printers, Evonik is part and parcel of these and many other end products. That’s because we contribute the small things that make a big difference. We make electric car batteries perform better, aircraft greener, medications more effective and 3D printers more efficient. In short: We think beyond the bounds of chemistry to make the world a better place. Today and tomorrow. We are an international group with a workforce of over 32,000 people spread across more than one hundred locations. Our daily work is shaped by global concerns, such as sustainability, diversity and digitalization. In all our business decisions, we take the present and future generations into consideration. After all, being ready for tomorrow is our business.
 

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

inkbit (6-A Affiliate)

Inkbit is a 3D printing company transforming the way products are manufactured. Our 3D printing technology, Vision Controlled Jetting (VCJ), leverages advances in machine learning and machine vision to produce durable multi-material parts at high throughput and low-cost. Parts produced with VCJ are used in a variety of industries and application areas such as medical, robotics and industrial machinery. Our team is highly interdisciplinary, combining world-class expertise in materials, hardware, and software. Inkbit is a CSAIL spinout founded by a team of MIT students, faculty, and alumni.  

Projects for 6-A Students

Digital Design and Computer Graphics
Inkbit is looking for a motivated student passionate about computer graphics, design, and digital fabrication. The student will learn about the latest methods and implement a selection of the algorithms to enhance our interactive 3D design tool. The topics include numerical simulation, geometry processing, rendering, and optimization. Our goal is to provide designers with an advanced design software to create and visualize stunning 3D objects that can be manufactured using Inkbit’s 3D printing technology. The design tools will be used by designers and engineers around the world and will have a direct impact in disrupting how products are designed and manufactured.

3D Computer Vision and Machine Learning
Inkbit is looking for a motivated student passionate about computer vision and machine learning. The student will learn the state-of-the-art methods and implement a selection of algorithms to improve 3D geometry processing for the real-time computer vision system. The relevant topics include: 3D scanning, machine learning for 3D geometry processing, and high-performance computing. The task of the internship is to work with Inkbit’s research scientists to develop a layer of intelligence for the next generation manufacturing machines. The internship will focus on modeling of the 3D data captured by Inkbit's real-time scanners for control of a 3D manufacturing system.

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.

Liberty Mutual (6-A Affiliate)

At Liberty Mutual, we believe progress happens when people feel secure. By providing protection for the unexpected and delivering it with care, we help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. 

In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, today we are the sixth largest global property and casualty insurer based on 2020 gross written premium. We also rank 77th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2019 revenue. As of December 31, 2020, we had $43.8 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Our board of directors has also been recognized for its diversity by the National Association of Corporate Directors. 

We employ over 45,000 people in 29 countries and economies around the world. We offer a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, specialty lines, reinsurance, commercial multiple-peril, workers compensation, commercial automobile, general liability, surety, and commercial property. 

At Liberty Mutual, diversity is about all of us. We believe that recognizing, appreciating and applying the unique insights, perspectives and backgrounds of each person cultivates an atmosphere of trust and respect. It’s also key to our success in engaging with all people and possibilities. 

  

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is how we do business, and we’ll continue to invest in it to create a stronger global organization. 

Mercari (6-A Affiliate)

Mercari is the selling app. We make it super easy to sell (or buy) almost anything. We all have things we don’t use, never used or simply outgrew. But that stuff still has value. Mercari gives you the power to simply sell it, ship it, and earn some cash for it. Fashion to toys. Sporting goods to electronics. All the brands you know and love.

Our mission is simple: to make selling easier than buying. And with 45M+ downloads in the U.S. and 150k new listings every day, we're just getting started.

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

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.