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By the numbers

Undergraduate work


The percentage of all undergraduates who work during the academic year.

Fair pay


The typical term earnings of an undergraduate working 10 hours a week.

Working abroad


The number of students who do paid internships in 25 countries every year through MISTI.

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For students

Most of our students work during the academic year both on campus and off, earning about $1,700 a term for 10 hours of work a week. MIT minimum wage is $11.50 an hour.

For employers

We help you recruit talented MIT undergraduate and graduate students for jobs on and off campus.

Visit the jobs board

Off campus, part-time, and seasonal jobs are posted daily on the jobs board.

Key terms for job seekers

The first $3,400 of your financial need is designated as self-help. This is separate from your summer earnings expectation, and you can do this through a combination of term-time work, outside scholarships and grants, or student loans.
Community service
A service performed by an individual or organization to benefit the public and its institutions. While the term is often used as a synonym for volunteering, community service work can be paid or unpaid.
I-9 Form
A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services form that all U.S. employers are required to collect from all employees, including U.S. citizens, no later than the first day of work. More about I-9 Form →