Most MIT students work during the academic year.

Earning a weekly paycheck is a great way to cover books and personal expenses. We encourage you to cover a portion of your self-help by working and we list the first $3,400 of our financial aid awards as employment. Students work both on-campus in department offices, labs and centers, as well as off-campus in the community. If you work on-campus you can expect to earn at least the MIT minimum student wage of $11.50/hr (as of the 17–18 academic year). The average MIT student works about 10 hours/week earning around $1,700 per term.

Job Postings (term-time)

To view the current on-campus and off-campus job listings, visit our student jobs postings.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

You can participate in research in any academic department or interdisciplinary laboratory through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). As a UROP student, you can receive academic credit, work on a volunteer basis or get paid for your research work.

Community Service

We encourage you to take the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others while broadening and deepening your own educational experience. You can learn about volunteer opportunities from the MIT Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center, which also offers fellowships for specific projects.

If you have Federal Work Study eligibility in your financial aid package, you may also qualify for a paid community service position.

Full-time jobs or internships

If you are looking for full-time employment or internships, Global Education & Career Development (GECD) helps students achieve lifelong success through career services, global experiences and connections with graduate schools and employers.