MIT (and Wellesley) undergrad students can work for credit, pay, or as volunteers.
You can learn more about policies and deadlines on the UROP website. The Media Lab is one of the largest employers of UROPs at MIT, with approximately 150 students working each semester.
Fall 2021 Deadlines:
Students must submit online UROP applications to faculty supervisors for review no later than 11:59pm (EDT) on the deadline dates listed below.
- UROP Direct Funding: September 21, 2021
- MAS/ML Sponsored Funding: November 2, 2021
- Supervisor/Sponsored Research Funding (non-ML): November 2, 2021
- Credit and Volunteer: November 2, 2021 [To receive credit, students must be registered for the Fall term.]
Fall 2021 pay period: September 7, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Note: Wellesley students must also heed the cross-registration deadline for each term and follow the instructions that apply specifically for cross-registered students. In addition, Wellesley students must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to access MIT's campus.
COVID-19 UROP FAQs (Updated Regularly)