Graduate resident advisors

Graduate students who have completed at least one graduate year at MIT or new students who were MIT undergraduates may apply to Residential Life Programs for positions as Graduate Resident Advisors (GRAs). The compensation for a GRA position includes free use of a room or apartment in the assigned residence during the appointment plus a monthly stipend. Refer to the GRA overview pages and FAQs for complete details about the requirements and opportunities afforded by this position.

International students who are in the US on student visas can be employed for up to 20 hours per week during the school year. The GRA position is considered employment of 10 hours per week, so international students with research assistantships, teaching assistantships, or other employment for 10 or more hours per week are not eligible to be GRAs. International students with fellowships and partial assistantships are encouraged to apply. International students should refer to the International Students Office website for more information about working on campus.