Student Job Board

Our job board lists many off-campus opportunities and some, but not all, on-campus postings. Our open job market means that any student, regardless of financial need, has the opportunity to work in any job on-campus for which he or she is qualified. We have more than enough positions available for all the students who want work.

Types of Employment

All students may work during the academic year and most of our students do.  MIT students work both on-campus in department offices, labs and centers as well as off-campus in the community.Undergraduate students are expected to help finance their education and working on campus is one of the options available to them. About two-thirds of the undergraduates work, earning about $1,700 a term for 10 hours of work a week.

On-Campus Jobs

  • Hourly Paid: Available to undergraduate and graduate students regardless of financial need. You will receive a weekly paycheck based on the number of hours worked each week.
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP): You can participate in research in any academic department or interdisciplinary laboratory through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. As a UROP student, you can receive academic credit, work on volunteer basis, or get paid for your research work.
  • Graduate Assistantships: Many graduate students work in research assistantships and teaching assistantships through their departments and are compensated for the services they provide with a stipend in addition to their tuition. For more information, please visit the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education.

Off-Campus Community Service Jobs

We encourage you to take the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others while broadening and deepening your own educational experience. The Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center will help you connect with a variety of public service projects in local, national, and global communities.

  • Community Service Work-Study (CSWS) Program: Enables eligible Federal Work-Study undergraduate and graduate students to be paid for performing work at a non-profit, public or community-based agency in a position that meets the definition for community service.
  • Reachout Tim Tutors Program: Work with elementary school children to improve their Reading and Mathematics proficiency skills. Students can volunteer or use their Federal Work-Study award to get paid. 

For more information on these programs and their requirements, please visit the  Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center.

Off-Campus Part-Time/Seasonal Jobs

Off-campus part-time and seasonal jobs are posted daily on our job board. While we make every effort to make sure the information is from secured sources, please use your discretion when reviewing employers and their employment opportunities.

Important Reminders

  • As a student employee, you may not work during any of your scheduled classes or exams. We encourage students not to work more than 20 hours per week. This allows enough time for you to become an active participant in both your education and your job. Students may work up to 40 hours per week during school breaks, summer, and IAP.
  • Students with a graduation date of December are eligible to work until the last day of finals in the Fall semester.  Students with a graduation date of June are eligible to work until the last day of finals in the Spring Semester. Students with any other graduation date should contact the Student Employment Office to determine the last day they are eligible to work.
  • Student employees may only receive wages for the hours that are actually worked. If your weekly schedule is affected by vacations, holidays, or sickness, you may wish to discuss with your supervisor the possibility of making up the missed time.
  • Students who work in excess of 3 hours are entitled to a 15 minute paid break. Students who work in excess of 6 hours are required to take a 30 minute meal break. This break is unpaid and is in addition to the 15 minute paid break to which they are entitled. The 30 minute meal break requirement is based on Massachusetts state law.