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Join our team of creative individuals working towards a more sustainable MIT. As our role on campus continues to grow and evolve, we'll post both full-time and student researcher positions to meet our goals.

Student Positions

Summer 2024

MITOS is currently seeking applicants for the 10-week Summer Cohort Program. This is a full-time, hourly paid program. More details below.

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Program Overview

Join the MIT Office of Sustainability for a transformative summer experience!

We are seeking 6 enthusiastic student researchers to join our full time, paid, 10-week summer cohort program. Dive into hands-on projects aimed at advancing sustainability initiatives across the MIT campus.

Working with the Office of Sustainability team, you’ll tackle real-world challenges and collaborate on Campus Climate Action projects aligned with the missions of The Climate Project at MIT.

And it’s not just about the work - you’ll also gain insight into sustainability careers, enroll in an Experiential Ethics course, and engage in community service projects with MIT’s Priscilla King Gray (PKG) Public Service Center.

Don't miss your chance to be part of a cohort dedicated to creating meaningful change. Apply now and kickstart your journey towards a more sustainable future!

Deadline to apply is April 10!

Summer Student Researcher Program - Details and Application

MITOS Student Sustainability Researcher:

Join a dynamic, collaborative office that is developing MIT’s next generation vision of campus sustainability. Read below for an overview of the details and qualifications.


  • Eligibility: undergraduate and graduate students. We recommend international students connect with MIT’s International Students Office to discuss eligibility before applying.

  • Location: Cambridge, with in-person and hybrid work expected

  • Schedule

    • Full-day orientation on May 29th

    • Full Time: 35-40 hours of project work per week, in the office Monday through Thursday, June 3 to August 9

  • Pay: $17-$20/hour, depending on experience

  • Experiential Ethics Course: description and FAQs. MIT students will be placed together in a section of this 3 or 6 credit MIT course (24.133 or 24.134).

  • Direct community service projects: 4 hours/week will be dedicated to direct service projects with community partners in Boston and Cambridge, organized by the MIT PKG Center.

  • 6 positions available: students will have the opportunity to pick campus sustainability projects to work on with Office of Sustainability staff. 



  • Strong interest in sustainability 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

  • Support for MIT’s commitment to the values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within the climate and sustainability field

  • Ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures/backgrounds and serve the needs of diverse populations

  • 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

  • Self-motivation and an eagerness to learn

  • Demonstrated coursework in energy, materials, land, water, 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

  • Experience working on and integrating racial, economic, and climate justice initiatives

To apply:

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See below for any current openings and descriptions of each position and associated qualifications.

Full-time Staff Positions

The MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS) is not currently hiring for any full time staff positions.