Community Service Work-Study

For Students

Summer Opportunities

It's not too late to find a job this summer and earn some extra money, in Boston or anywhere in the U.S.! Summer work-study positions will start June 6 or later.

  • Please note that you will not be able to apply until you receive confirmation of work-study eligibility from MIT Student Financial Services.
  • Incoming freshmen will not be able to work over the summer, regardless of their eligibility, but are strongly recommended to start gathering information on the program and available positions for the fall.

Questions? Email

Fall Opportunities

Fall opportunities will be posted starting in late July/August. For a list of job openings, visit the MIT Student Job Board.

Fall Work-Study Info Session

Tuesday, Sep 13, 7 pm
Room 5-134

If you are eligible for Federal Work-Study through financial aid, why not consider working for a non-profit?

You can get a Community Service Work-Study position in the Cambridge/Boston area during the semester, and anywhere in the U.S. during IAP and the summer. The wages for these positions are usually higher than wages for on-campus jobs ($17/hour on average), and they have the added benefit of allowing you to work for the community, often in areas relevant to your course of study. These positions are also very attractive to employers because they only have to pay a portion of your wages.

Through a Community Service Work-Study position you could, for example:

  • Design a new website for a community organization
  • Mentor a child in math and science
  • Do environmental research
  • Help with community outreach
  • Assist with business or strategic planning
  • Design an app

Unsure about your work-study eligibility? Ask the Community Employment Administrator!

Eligible for work-study? Find a work-study Job!

The Community Employment Administrator is always available to answer your questions and help you with your work-study ideas! Contact or 617-253-8065 for more information.