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: Dec 3, 2020
Note: This special and limited IAP direct-funding application cycle is only available to students who have not yet received their ELO guarantee for AY 20-21.
- MAS/ML Sponsored Funding: Jan 14, 2021
- Supervisor/Sponsored Research Funding (non-ML): Jan 14, 2021
- Credit and Volunteer: Jan 14, 2021 [To receive credit, students must be registered for the IAP term and pay applicable tuition.]
IAP 2021 pay period: Jan 1, 2021 - Feb 7, 2021
Note: All IAP UROPs will be virtual experiences. In-person UROPs will stop at Thanksgiving and won’t resume until March 2021.