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Sustainable Working Group Research Fellow, MIT Office of Sustainability – Massachusetts

Organization: MIT Office of Sustainability

Position Title: Sustainable Working Group Research Fellow

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Dates and compensation: Fellows will work 40 hours per week during the summer of 2015 (May-August). Pay ranges from $15-$18/hour depending on student level and ability. Open to both upper-level undergraduate and graduate, MIT and non-MIT students.

Application Deadline: April 10, 2015

Description: MIT’s Office of Sustainability (OFS) is seeking a full-time summer Sustainability Fellow to actively support and drive the research and writing needs of its current and future sets of Sustainability Working Groups. The current set of groups is: Stormwater and Land Management; Sustainable Design and Construction; Materials and Waste Management; and Green Labs. These working groups have met regularly since the fall of 2014 and include staff and faculty representatives from MIT administrative and academic departments. The aim of the Working Groups is to assess current conditions, identify best practices and cutting edge models, and develop a set of recommendations for integrating sustainability into campus operations, while enhancing the core academic mission of MIT. In addition, a new set of working groups will be launched in the fall of 2015. The purpose of this position is to support the processes for both the existing and new working groups.


  • Conduct research, perform data collection and analysis
  • Synthesize research, analysis, and recommendations into a report
  • Draft, review, and present written, quantitative, and visual material for MIT students, staff, and faculty groups
  • Conduct literature reviews and assessments of best practices and innovative technology & policy solutions
  • Develop and maintain professional collaboration with MIT Working Group members and other institutional partners


  • Strong quantitative data collection, management, and analysis, including proficiency in Excel
  • Demonstrated coursework in water, land, energy, materials, food systems, and/or building-related topics within the Departments of Architecture, Urban Studies and Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar

How to Apply: Applicants should send a detailed cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Specify “Summer Working Group Research Fellow” in your email subject line. Applications must be received by: April 10, 2015.

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