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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 fellowship positions to meet our goals.

Full-time Positions

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


MITOS Student Sustainability Researchers

The MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS) is currently seeking student applicants for 1 part-time, hourly paid Sustainability Researchers for Academic Year 2021-2022. Join a dynamic, collaborative office that is developing MIT’s next generation vision of campus sustainability. Read below for descriptions of each position and an overview of the details and qualifications.

Details (for all positions):

  • Hours: Part-time: 10 hours/week -- 10 weeks, February - May

  • Pay Range: $17-$20/hour

  • Open to: Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students: Current MIT students only.

Qualifications (for all positions):

  • Strong interest and demonstrated experience 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

  • 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 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

To apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to with the name of the position in the subject line.

See below for descriptions of each positions and associated qualifications.

Institutional/Corporate Sustainability Goal Setting Researcher

Institutional/Corporate Sustainability Goal Setting (Graduate Student Preferred)

MIT’s bold climate action plan commits the Institute to set goals in 2022 for FOOD, WATER and WASTE that will strategically drive the campus and community over the coming years towards targeted GHG reductions and inter-related sustainability outcomes. 

The MIT Office of Sustainability seeks an MIT graduate student who can: 

  1. Help to lead a goal setting process among MIT operations experts, research scientists, faculty and students that is data-driven with quantitative and qualitative targets

  2. Develop frameworks that can help these teams of experts to develop goals.

  3. Integrate findings that inform goals and strategically align with MITs values, priorities, existing work on these fronts and peer/industry learnings

  4. Prepare analysis and visualization of potential goals and targets for communicating progress and seeking input from stakeholders

The position provides an opportunity to build a student’s skills in a variety of applied technical and non-technical areas, including strategic planning, research, project management, writing, data organization, and data visualization. The student will work closely with Office of Sustainability staff, MIT operational staff, industry partners and MIT research science experts to leverage real data from MIT operations for informing proposed goals.  The position is for Spring semester 2022.

Key outcomes of the Researcher’s efforts will be: 

  1. Leadership and coordination of goal-development processes for FOOD, WATER and WASTE;

  2. Synthesis and communication via ppt slides and visualizations of key data-driven findings that can inform goal-setting  

  3. Frameworks or tools that goal-setting teams can use to develop, refine and communicate goal commitments to the broader MIT community


  • Self-motivation and an eagerness to learn;

  • Experience with strategy and goal development;

  • Experience with data analysis and synthesis of findings into visualizations 

  • Strong communication skills and comfort working with diverse stakeholders;

  • Interest in improving campus sustainability;

  • Willingness to take ownership of work;

  • Ability to work independently to problem-solve analytics tasks;