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Join a team that is passionate about invention and encouraging youth to invent. 

Program Support Assistant

 
Position Overview:

The Lemelson-MIT Program (LMIT) is a national leader in efforts to prepare the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs. Our work focuses on the expansion of opportunities for people to learn ways inventors find and solve problems that matter in order to improve lives. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion aims to remedy historic inequities among those who develop inventions, protect their intellectual property and commercialize their creations. 

LMIT is seeking one collegiate-level student worker to provide program support for a 12 month period. The student worker will assist with office operations efforts and the support needed for LMIT programs. They will report to the Administrative Assistant. Training will be provided. Regular communication on progress is expected, but interns will work independently and can set their own hours. Applicants must be very organized and detail-oriented; and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. 

Hiring will begin as soon as possible, and may run through mid-March 2022.  We are seeking one student to work 10-20 hours per week for 12 months. Pay will be $15/hour.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

  • The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform clerical duties, take memos, maintain files, and organize documents; photocopy etc. as needed

  • Answer phone inquiries, direct calls, oversee mail deliveries, manage mailings, and use of couriers

  • Assist Lemelson-MIT staff with basic Salesforce data entry

  • Coordinates with MIT Mail Services about MIT mail drop off and pick up

  • Updates staff contact list and appropriate lists as needed

  • Mailing of certificates, assembling gift bags, and creation of additional materials as needed

  • Event logisitic support assistance as needed during our two signature summer events, EurekaFest and Lemelson-MIT Professional Development Summit 

  • Research technology solutions such as Trello, Eventbrite, etc.

  • Collect and store monthly reports, including social media posts and downloads of material from Lemelson-MIT website

  • Assist with the set-up and breakdown of equipment for events as well as organize and maintaining conference rooms.

  • Maintain storage room organization and inventory of supplies and equipment

  • Assist with general office related requests as needed

 

Qualifications
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university program or within one year of receiving an undergraduate/graduate degree
  • Available to work between 10-20 hours per week
  • Ability to work independently as well as on as on a team
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook and have strong oral and written communication skills
  • Minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 is strongly preferred
Primary location:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Supervision Received:

Weekly with open door policy

If you're interested in applying or have questions, please send a resume or contact Idalia Cuevas, icuevas@mit.edu or Wendy Brown, webrown@mit.edu.