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Types of aid: Student employment

All undergraduate students, regardless of their financial need, may work during the academic year—and most of our students do. In fact, 94% of undergrads do at least one semester of paid research—many do three or four!

You can conduct original research on artificial intelligence, cancer therapies, or humanoid robots AND get paid for it through our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.

You can also find hands-on, real-world projects in a number of areas such as K–12 schools, startups, nonprofits, and global industries. Find out everything you need to know through the Experiential Learning Opportunities website.

Learn more about student employment at MIT.