Job Opportunities

Open Positions

The MIT Office of Sustainability is currently seeking student applicants for one paid Sustainability Fellowship for the spring 2017 (8-12 hours/week). Join a dynamic office that is developing MIT’s next generation vision of campus sustainability. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Read below for description of the position and an overview of the details, qualifications, and application procedure.

Open Positions:

  1. Analytics and Visualization Fellow


Hours: 8-12 hours per week during academic year (September-May)
Pay Range: $15-$18 per hour
Open to: Upper-level undergraduate and graduate MIT students.


  • Strong interest and demonstrated experience in sustainability and materials management issues as they relate to urban and/or campus sustainability as well as a desire to impact the future of MIT and sustainability in higher education and beyond;
  • Excellent written, visual and oral communication skills, including presentation of complex data
  • Strong quantitative data collection, management, and analysis, including proficiency in Excel;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated coursework in water, land, energy, materials, food systems, and/or building-related topics within the Departments of Architecture, Urban Studies and Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar

1. Analytics and Visualization Fellow

MIT’s Office of Sustainability (MITOS) is seeking a student Fellow to scale its analytics and visualization practice. The fellow will use open source data science programs, such as R and Spark, and visualization programs, such as tableau, to process MIT campus sustainability data into information that can support administrative decision-making.

MITOS works closely with MIT operations departments across the Institute to enhance and accelerate campus sustainability. Analytics are fundamental to MITOS’ approach. The fellow will work across several sustainability topic areas, which may include energy, waste, water, transportation, buildings, and more.

Tasks Include:

  • Code open source programs to analyze and automate campus sustainability data flows
  • Develop metrics, graphics, and web-based visualizations designed for particular stakeholders, the MIT community, or the public
  • Work with stakeholders to understand the scope and complexity of campus datasets
  • Support ad hoc tasks as necessary, such as spreadsheet tasks or presentation preparations


An ideal candidate has many of the following skills:

  • Experience with data analytics programs; R and/or Spark preferred
  • Experience developing graphics, dashboards, and interactive visualizations; Tableau preferred
  • Interest in improving campus sustainability
  • Strong communications skills and comfortable working with diverse stakeholders
  • Willingness to take ownership of work
  • Ability to independently problem solve analytics tasks

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to with “Analytics and Visualization Fellow” in the subject line.