Community Service Work-Study

For Students

Spring Opportunities
It’s not too late to apply for a spring work-study position! For a list of job openings, visit the Student Finacial Services job board.

Summer Opportunities
Find a part-time or full-time job this summer and earn some extra money, in Boston or anywhere in the U.S.! Summer work-study positions will start June 6. To find out if you are eligible for work-study over the summer, you need to complete your 2016-2017 financial aid application.
Since applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, we recommend completing the application as soon as possible:

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, possibly meet with the Community Employment Administrator and identify possible available positions for the fall.
  • Undergraduate students who submit all required documents by April 15th will know their eligibility by late May/Early June.
  • Graduate students will know their eligibility by mid-May/June as long as they submit the required documents.

Summer Work-Study Info Session
Monday, April 4, 7 pm

Questions? Email

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

Community Service Work-Study positions can be found in the Cambridge/Boston area, and, during IAP and summer, you may be able to work in another part of the country, in your hometown, or elsewhere. The wages for these positions are comparable to wages for on-campus jobs, 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 a small agency with fundraising events

Find a Job

Working Across the Country (summer & IAP)

The Community Employment Administrator is available to answer questions and brainstorm with students. Contact or 617-253-8065 for more information.