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LINK: LINK is a networking group intended for those who want to network throughout their career with MIT. The 4 pillars of LINK are: Learning, Innovation, Networking and Knowledge.
LLNEN: The New Employee Network (LLNEN) is a networking group intended for employees who have been at MIT LL for 0-5 years and are transitioning into the MIT LL culture/life.
OPEN: The Out Professional Employee Network (OPEN) provides a forum for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community at Lincoln Laboratory. OPEN strives to make Lincoln Laboratory an environment in which LGBT+ employees can thrive and feel comfortable.
LLHLN: The Lincoln Laboratory Hispanic/Latino Network (LLHLN) was founded by Laboratory employees to increase awareness of the growing Hispanic and Latino employee population. LLHLN helps connect Laboratory members with various community events.
LLWN: Lincoln Laboratory Women's Network (LLWN) seeks to promote the recruitment, retention, and achievement of female employees and provides a forum in which women across the Laboratory can share experiences, strategies for success, and information about available resources.
LED: The Lincoln Employees with Disabilities (LED) employee resource group supports employees with disabilities and helps to create an efficient and accessible workspace that is inclusive to all. Additionally, LED is dedicated to supporting employees who have family members with disabilities.
LEAN: The Lincoln Employees' African American Network (LEAN) addresses the concerns and issues faced by African American employees and prospective candidates. LEAN has hosted and participated in a wide range of events. These events include recruiting efforts, community outreach, professional development seminars and external networking opportunities.
RCG: Recent College Graduates (RCG) is a networking group intended for employees who have been at MIT LL for 0-3 years and are transitioning from college life.
LLVETS: The Lincoln Laboratory Veterans' Network (LLVETS) supports, develops and promotes the unique characteristics and needs of military veterans at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. With over 300 armed forces veterans currently working at Lincoln Laboratory, LLVETS is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all veterans and supporters.
GEM National ConsortiumThe Laboratory partners with the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM). Through partnerships with universities and industries, GEM provides support to students from underrepresented groups who are seeking advanced degrees in science and engineering fields. GEM fellows have many benefits from their internships, from networking to high-level, hands-on research opportunities.

Diversity Events & Volunteer Opportunities

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year, including a Laboratory-wide Diversity Summit, professional development and technical seminars, speed mentoring sessions, and student tours.

Laboratory employees participate in educational outreach, community service, and fundraising efforts in our local community. To learn more about outreach opportunities visit: