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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.


Open positions

Design Assistant Student Worker

[Graduate Assistant] MIT IDEAS Global Challenge

Design Assistant Student Worker

Do you enjoy working with visual materials?
Are you interested in honing your skills in graphic and media design?
Here's an opportunity to do what you love and get paid for it too!

The PSC is hiring a student to help with designing print and web materials for its flagship programs. We are seeking a student who has experience with InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. The student may also help with generating ideas, thinking strategically about outreach and design, and managing our photo collection. The ideal candidate is someone who is creative, aesthetically conscious, organized, and motivated, and is comfortable with working independently.


  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Experience designing posters and presentations
  • Attention to detail
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Video editing experience preferred but not required

To apply, you will need an updated resume OR LinkedIn profile. Students who apply for the design assistant position are also required to submit a portfolio (website or PDF). Fill out our application here: http://bit.ly/psc-job

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[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.


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