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For students: Working at MIT

MIT students work on campus in labs, department offices, and centers as well as in the community. About two-thirds of undergraduates work, earning about $1,700 a term for 10 hours of work a week.

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Research jobs

You can find a research job in almost 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.

Part-time and seasonal jobs

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

Research and teaching assistantships

Graduate students are eligible to become RAs and TAs through their departments and most often receive a stipend. See the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education for more details on becoming a teaching assistant.

Public service jobs

Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center

The PKG center connects students with a wide variety of public service projects in local, national, and global communities. Provides guidance and funding for student projects.

Community Service Work-Study Program

Undergraduate and graduate work-study students get paid for working at a nonprofit, public, or community-based agency.

Reachout Tim Tutors Program

Teach elementary school children in reading and math. Students can volunteer or use their Federal Work-Study award to get paid.