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Working for the Public Service Center is a great opportunity for students to step into an active leadership role. We have many positions, some of which are listed below. If you have special skills or think you would be interested in working for the PSC but don't see a job below for you, let us know — we may have other positions available. Please feel free to contact us.

If you are interested in applying for an open position, contact the supervisor for the job you are interested in (listed below) or the PSC Director, Sally Susnowitz susnowit@mit.edu, 617-258-7344. You should include this information:

  • a resume
  • an e-mail or letter explaining your interest and qualifications
  • a few dates and times that you could be available for an interview

Pay starts at $10/hr and jobs are open to enrolled MIT students only, unless otherwise noted. Please contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.

Open positions:

[Graduate Assistant] MIT IDEAS Global Challenge
[Undergraduate Assistant] MIT Public Service Center, Service Programs Coordinator

[Graduate Assistant] MIT IDEAS Global Challenge

Level of Effort: 18 hours/week
Compensation: $13/hour (depending on experience)

This Graduate Assistant will be an integral part of the team that makes the IDEAS Global Challenge, run by the MIT Public Service Center, possible! (globalchallenge.mit.edu)

We are seeking a Graduate Assistant to:

  • Run logistics for several events, large and small, which includes duties such as ordering food, reserving space, contacting A/V, publicizing widely throughout campus, organizing rsvp’s and name tags, etc
  • Help manage the multitude of details that make the competition a success, including developing communications, working with teams and volunteers.
  • Provide assistance with website and social media management
  • Complete research relevant for resource development for the IDEAS Global Challenge (e.g. fundraising, publicity strategies, partnerships, sponsorships, other competitions and innovation projects, etc.)
  • Other responsibilities as needed.


  • Must be enrolled in a graduate program within the Boston area
  • Ability to multitask
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated writing skills and creativity
  • Experience running complex events and/or managing complex tasks
  • Familiarity and interest in growing MIT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is a plus

Contact: Please send your resume and a letter of interest to Keely Swan at globalchallenge@mit.edu.


[Undergraduate Assistant] MIT Public Service Center, Service Programs Coordinator

8-12 hours/week, flexible schedule, fall and spring terms
Compensation: $10/hour

Job Description: Assist the Community Engagement Administrator with various projects and events, including running the MIT Giving Tree, a campus-wide gift drive, in the fall, and coordinating the FSILG&D Challenge, a service challenge for living groups, in the spring. As well as working with City Days, promoting days of service for several groups on campus.

Other work will include helping with special projects and performing general office tasks. Additionally, as a PSC staff member, you will pitch in to help the office run smoothly, including doing basic community service advising.

Qualifications: Must be a full-time undergraduate student at MIT. This is a great opportunity for an individual interested in community service and event coordination. You should have excellent organization and interpersonal skills, as well as a sharp attention to detail. Previous program planning experience and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, a plus but not required. You must be able to work in a busy office with hard working but fun staff!

Contact: Please send your resume and a letter of interest to Kelsey Boivin, boivink@mit.edu.