MIT D-Lab Student Project Archive Initative

EOL Project Title: MIT D-Lab Student Project Archive Initiative

Term UROP is offered: Fall 2020

Compensation: Paid ($13.50/hr) or credit

Location: Remote

Supervisor/Contact: Nancy Adams

Project Description

The student will work to complete the archive of MIT D-Lab student class projects and fieldwork over D-Lab's 18-year history.

This will entail "forensic" research through D-Lab archival information in Salesforce, on DropBox, and in individual current and former staff member's files, and may entail contact and/or interviews with current and past instructors and trip leaders. The student will enter all information not currently included in D-Lab's Salesforce database.

Additional projects tracing outcomes of D-Lab student projects not currently recorded in D-Lab archives, and work analyzing trends and producing a narrative report characterizing D-Lab student work optional during fall semester or as part of a continued engagement in Spring 2021/


  • A strong interest in learning more about MIT D-Lab's mission to work with people around the world to develop and advance collaborative approaches and practical solutions to global poverty challenges.
  • A strong interest in documenting the work of MIT students who have made a difference in under-resourced communities around the world.
  • Experience with D-Lab as a student or UROP useful but not required.
  • Candidate should be both detail oriented and personable.


This is a paid opportunity at $13.50/hour with an expectation that the student will spend between 80-140 hours on the project over the course of the semester.

Apply by September 18, 2020

Interested candidates should email Nancy Adams, MIT D-Lab Communications Officer with the subject line “D-Lab Impact Intern.”

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