MIT Student Financial Services Jobs

For students

If you’re an undergraduate with financial aid and you decide to work as part of your self-help component, this is where to find a student job. It’s also the right place to start if you’re a graduate student or an undergraduate without financial aid, but you still want to get a job to help pay your expenses.

SFS doesn’t earmark jobs for any students. MIT has an open job market, which means that any student, regardless of financial need, has the opportunity to get any job on campus for which he or she is qualified. However, we have more than enough positions available for all the students who want work.

Immediate or short-term work

Sign up for one of our on-call lists if you’re a student who’s interested in tutoring, child care, data entry and other jobs of this type. Employers looking for students to work in these areas can check the lists and contact students directly.

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study is a need-based federal program that can fund a portion of a student's salary. If you have a Federal Work-Study eligibility amount listed in your financial aid statement (which you can check any time on WebSIS), you may earn up to that amount in an off-campus community service job, in addition to or instead of working on campus. Earnings from work-study jobs may only be used to pay for educational expenses. If you earn your entire allotted work-study amount, you may continue to work in an on-campus job only.

MIT salary policies

  • Minimum wage
    All on-campus work is subject to the MIT minimum wage of $9.50 per hour. Off-campus work is not subject to this restriction. Both on-campus and off-campus positions offer a wide range of hourly wages.
  • Overtime
    Students may work a maximum of 40 hours per week at any job or a combination of jobs at MIT. Any hours exceeding this limit must be paid at time and a half. For example, the employer for which a student works the 41st hour of the week must pay him or her time and a half for that hour. The employer for which the student works the 42nd hour of the week must pay him or her time and a half for that hour, etc. However, MIT strongly recommends students do not exceed 20 hours per week during the academic year.

    International students may work for a total of no more than 20 hours a week during the term and 40 hours a week during IAP or summer. For more information, contact the International Students Office.

Other MIT resources for student jobs

  • Public Service Center
    The PSC develops and lists paid public-service student jobs and fellowships as well as unpaid volunteer opportunities.
  • Careers Office
    The Careers Office has information on finding paid and unpaid internships, as well as full-time jobs after you leave school.
  • Alumni Association
    The Alumni Association regularly hires students to staff Tech Reunions each June, and for its Tech Callers program throughout the year.
  • Libraries
    The MIT Libraries employ many students each year in public service units and behind the scenes. To learn more about available jobs and to apply, visit the Libraries Student Jobs site.
  • Academic departments
    Many departments maintain their own bulletin boards with job listings.
Filled out your I-9 yet?

Anyone who wants to work at MIT must complete an I-9 form and submit it (in person) in Room 11-120. When you have the right documentation with you, it takes very little time. And it needs to be done only once, as long as you don't take a semester off.