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: April 29, 2021
- MAS/ML Sponsored Funding: June 24, 2021
- Supervisor/Sponsored Research Funding (non-ML): June 24, 2021
- Credit and Volunteer: June 24, 2021 [To receive credit, students must be registered for the Summer term. Tuition is waived for Summer 2021 UROP credits.]
Summer 2021 pay period: May 31 - September 6, 2021
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 are only eligible for remote UROPs this summer.
COVID-19 UROP FAQs (Updated Regularly)