Here’s what you need to do to find an on-campus student job, get hired and get paid. If you’re looking for a paid community service position, click here.
Everyone in the United States, not just students, must complete this federal form when beginning a job with a new employer. For on-campus jobs, the employer is always MIT, so you need to complete an I-9 only once while you are at MIT.
Although the form itself is easy to fill out, you must also present an original document or documents that establish your identity and employment eligibility within three business days of the date that your employment begins. The most common documents students use to complete this form are their original Social Security card, birth certificate or a certified copy, or passport. The back of the I-9 form lists all other acceptable documents.
When you’ve completed Steps 1 and 2, go to the job listings section of our web site and start looking for a job that interests you.
Student workers fill out time cards electronically and then submit them for approval. You may fill out your time card by logging onto SAPweb Self Service and clicking on “Time Sheets” under the “Time” tab. If you get an error message, you might not have been set up in the payroll system for your job yet; ask your supervisor for help. It’s a good idea to enter your time at the end of each shift instead of waiting and entering all time for that week at once. Check with your supervisor for the deadline for entering your time.Once your time has been successfully entered and approved, your pay for that week will be deposited into your bank account on the following Friday. Because there is some setup time required to get you into the system initially, your first paycheck may be delayed a week. If you haven’t received pay you were expecting, contact SFS Student Employment at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-253-4971.
• Job posting page
• Student Hourly Appointment (SHA) Application for MIT Employers
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.