Jobs and Fellowships

Join our dynamic team

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 currently not hiring for full time staff positions.


 

MITOS Student Fellowships

The MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS) is currently seeking student applicants for 2 part-time and 2 full-time, fully remote, hourly paid Sustainability Fellowships for Summer 2021. 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: 20 hours/week; Full-time: 40 hours/week -- 10 weeks, June-August

  • Pay Range: $17-$20/hour

  • Open to: Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students: Current MIT students and 2021 graduates 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 mitosjobs@mit.edu with the name of the position in the subject line.

See below for descriptions of each positions and associated qualifications.


MITOS Summer Fellowships
Sustainability Data Analytics Fellow

Full-time - 40 hours a week

MIT’s Office of Sustainability (MITOS) is seeking a Student Fellow to help inform the creation of several campus-wide, data-driven sustainability goals. Working with the MITOS project managers and partners across the Institute, the fellow will leverage sustainability datasets to (1) analyze the campus system to better understand its trends and dynamics, and (2) propose metrics and quantitative goals in the areas of water, waste, and food, among others. The fellow will also play a role in ongoing work to develop a data collection, organization, analysis, and visualization infrastructure that measures sustainability progress and communicates findings to the MIT community.

Tasks Include:

  • Cataloging MITOS’ sustainability data and identifying where additional datasets would be valuable;

  • Working with Institute partners to procure new data as necessary;

  • Cleaning data and integrating datasets into existing MITOS data processes;

  • Conducting analyses to inform our understanding of the MIT campus system and communicating findings to MITOS project managers;

  • Collaborating with MITOS project managers both to propose metrics that reflect sustainability progress and to set future goals to be measured by these metrics;

  • Assisting in the design and creation of figures, dashboards, and written narrative to present data, metrics, and sustainability progress to the MIT community;

  • Conducting research to inform sustainability goal-setting processes at MIT; and

  • Supporting ad hoc administrative tasks as necessary, such as spreadsheet work, presentation development, and website maintenance.

Qualifications:

An ideal candidate has many of the following skills/traits:

  • Experience with data processing and statistical and/or machine learning analysis (R and/or Python preferred);

  • Experience developing data visualizations, including static graphics and/or interactive dashboards (R, Tableau, and/or D3.js preferred);

  • Strong communication skills and comfort working with diverse stakeholders;

  • Ability to ask clarifying questions and to seek help when needed;

  • Interest in improving campus sustainability;

  • Willingness to take ownership of work;

  • Ability to work independently to problem-solve analytics tasks; and (as a plus)

  • Experience with website development, design, and/or content management.

 

Carbon Offset Fellow

Full-time - 40 hours a week

MIT’s Office of Sustainability (MITOS) and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) are seeking a Student Fellow to research and help inform the basis for determining the role of Carbon Offsets with respect to MIT’s scope 3 portfolio. Working with the MITOS project managers and partners across the Institute, the fellow will have two distinct roles: 1) to leverage research and analysis combined with expert interviews to inform a basis of understanding regarding the role and classification of verified carbon offsets; and 2) to quantitatively determine if those offsets truly have local or global impacts on emissions reductions. The output of the fellowship will be a report, and presentation that will inform the launch of a faculty committee this fall to inform MIT’s path forward on mitigating scope 3 emissions.

Tasks Include:

  • Research and analysis of carbon offsets

  • Conduct qualitative interviews of experts in and outside of MIT

  • Exploration of local and global options to consider

  • Manage a financial and impact analysis of carbon offset options with respect to MIT’s scope 3 portfolio

  • Prepare a research paper and presentation on findings.

Qualifications:

An ideal candidate has many of the following skills/traits:

  • Proven experience conducting research

  • Strong data analytic skills to support the quantitative analytics called for by this research.

  • Strong communication skills and comfort working with diverse stakeholders;

  • Ability to ask clarifying questions and to seek help when needed;

  • Interest in improving campus sustainability;

  • Willingness to take ownership of work;

  • Ability to work independently to problem-solve analytics tasks; and (as a plus)

  • Experience with website development, design, and/or content management.