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Student jobs at the MIT Libraries: FAQ

Can I work at the MIT Libraries?

Yes, as long as you're registered or be eligible to register as an MIT student, you can work on campus. Check the Student Financial Services (SFS) website for more details.

Yes, as long as you're registered or be eligible to register as an MIT student, you can work on campus. Check the Student Financial Services (SFS) website for more details.

If you have a teaching or research assistantship or a fellowship, that may limit how many hours you can work.

Yes, you can still apply for a job. If you don't have a Social Security Number (SSN), you'll need to apply for one after you've been hired. Check the International Student Office (ISO) website for instructions on applying for an SSN.
We can't hire you as a student worker, but you may be eligible for other job opportunities in the Libraries. For more information, check the Libraries' Job page.

Can I apply?

Yes, you can apply for a job, but we can't hire you until your I-9 form is on file with Student Financial Services (SFS). If you have any questions about the I-9, check the SFS website.
Yes, definitely apply for jobs now. On the application form, enter the hours you think you'll be able to work, and add a note that your schedule's still being finalized.

I've already applied for a job

We'll usually respond to an application within a week. If you applied over a week ago and haven't heard back, contact us at student-jobs-lib@mit.edu.
  • If the unit you applied to is still accepting applications, just apply again with your updated availability.
  • If applications are closed, email us at student-jobs-lib@mit.edu with your updated availability and we can get in touch with the hiring manager.
Yes, definitely apply for all jobs you're interested in. Be sure to note in your application that you've already applied or are planning to apply to other units.

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