The 6-A Program helps MIT EECS students to do impactful full-time internships in industry and government labs. Many of the students in the 6-A program are interested in pursuing their M.Eng. degree, and the program allows them to use the work done at the company during the M.Eng. year towards their MEng thesis.  More than 2,500 Course 6 students have gone through the program over the years, including Amar Bose (founder of Bose Corporation), Cecil Green (founder of Texas Instruments), Andrew Viterbi (founder of Qualcomm), Ray Stata (founder of Analog Devices), Thuan Pham (Uber CTO), Lisa Su (CEO of AMD) and many others.

    The 6-A program currently has three different tracks to provide maximum flexibility to students:

    Track #1 helps undergraduate students to do 3-months full-time internships in industry and government labs.

    Track #2 also known as 6-AX, is new and provides full-time 6-to-8-month internships to undergraduate students.

    Track #3 is ideal for students who are now seniors, as it focuses on the M.Eng. year. In this track, the student does a six-month internship at a 6-A company during which the student works on his or her M.Eng. Thesis

    For further information, including a list of participating courses, please review the 6A Handbook.

    “I loved my 6-A assignment at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Not only was I able to apply the skills I learned in the classroom, but I was able to work with top-notch engineers in a fast paced environment. I gained a deeper understanding of how to successfully work on a team and contribute to an ongoing project.”

    Erin Main
    MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA