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.
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: February 11, 2021
- MAS/ML Sponsored Funding: March 18, 2021
- Supervisor/Sponsored Research Funding (non-ML): March 18, 2021
- Credit and Volunteer: March 18, 2021 [To receive credit, students must be registered for the IAP term and pay applicable tuition.]
Spring 2021 pay period: February 8 - June 6, 2021
Note: Graduating seniors must end spring UROPs before commencement
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