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Wellbeing Graduate Resident Intern, MIT, (Cambridge, MA) 

 Wellbeing Graduate Resident Intern 

Office of Student Wellbeing, Student Support and Wellbeing 

Divisional and Position Overview 

A signature goal of the Division Student Life (DSL) is to promote a culture of wellbeing. To achieve that goal, DSL will provide support services that are robust and accessible to all students, educate the campus community about prevention, identify ways to positively influence the academic environment, and create spaces on campus that promote wellbeing. 

The Wellbeing Graduate Resident Intern (WGRI) is an integral member of the Office of Student Wellbeing (OSW) and the Student Support and Wellbeing (SSAW) teams in DSL. Working closely with both the SSAW and Residential and Community Life (RCL) teams, the WGRI will develop and implement programs and training opportunities to promote student wellbeing in residential settings and peer support programs. Through those programs and initiatives that center wellbeing, students will be provided with opportunities to enhance their knowledge about wellbeing as individuals and within broader communities, engage in healthy decision-making, and develop and apply skills that promote healthy and purposeful living. These efforts will contribute to overall efforts to enhance and sustain a campus environment focused on promoting student wellbeing. 


MacGregor House (40%): 

– Establish a visible presence in MacGregor House through regular programs, events, office hours, relationship building, and targeted communication with the house team and residents (including attendance at relevant house team meetings) 

– Use the MIT wellbeing frameworks to develop, implement, and assess educational programs in MacGregor House (at least one program per month), including partnerships with other graduate resident advisors (GRAs) and house team leadership 

– Serve as a primary resource to students and the MacGregor House team on topics related to student support and wellbeing (including but not limited to regularly updating a bulletin board, providing proactive communications regarding wellbeing initiatives and opportunities, and hosting office hours) 

Program and Activity Development (40%) 

– Collaborate with OSW staff, OSW graduate interns, and SSAW team to manage, support, and assess the wellbeing peer-to-peer groups and initiatives 

– In partnership with the OSW staff and OSW graduate interns, develop and implement weekly educational and reflective training content to support student development, skill-building, student-directed campus outreach, and health promotion 

– Supervise and train the wellbeing peer support team (including, but not limited to events and programming, communications and marketing, and training and education) and help students shape their efforts to align wellbeing goals 

Wellbeing Lab Co-Management (15%): 

– Assist with the management of MIT’s Wellbeing Lab (including, but not limited to regular in-person staffing, welcoming students, and serving as an on-site resource) 

– Develop and implement health and wellbeing events, programs, and training sessions for students 

Other duties as assigned (5%) 

Terms of Appointment 

The WGRI role is a residential one-year appointment that begins approximately August 1, 2024, through June 1, 2025, with the opportunity for a second-year renewal following a mid-semester and mid-year review. The WGRI is expected to reside in the provided MacGregor House apartment for the duration of the appointment and is expected to work 20 hours/week, including some after-hours and weekend events, programs, and meetings during their appointment (a hybrid work schedule is possible for tasks that can be completed remotely). A residential meal plan is also provided as a way to build community and carry out the role’s responsibilities. Appointment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check. 


• A one-bedroom on-campus apartment (Please note: the apartment designated to this position is on the fourth floor of a building without access to an elevator) 

• Non-financial academic credit if approved by their graduate program 

• Opportunities for professional development 


• Enrollment in a graduate program (full or part-time) at an accredited institution of higher education is required. Candidates from higher education, educational leadership, student affairs, student development, health education, public health, or relevant fields are preferred 

• Strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice 

• Strong organizational, written and oral communication, and facilitation skills required 

• Must demonstrate self-motivation, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, ability to work independently and with others, and eagerness for innovation 

• Ability to work with a variety of community members, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff 

• Interest in events and programs is required, but former experience is not 

Physical Requirements 

  • • Sitting or standing at a desk and computer use for extended periods of time 
  • • Lifting (approximately 20 pounds), bending, and other physical exertion 
  • • Accessing an apartment on the fourth floor of a building 

Working Conditions 

  • • Work is performed in an office setting (some remote work is possible) 
  • • May be required to work nights and weekends with advanced notice 


The WGRI will be supervised by the Assistant Director, Office of Student Wellbeing. As a live-in resident of MacGregor House, the WGRI will also be a part of the MacGregor House Team and receive support from the Heads of House and Assistant Director/Area Director, MacGregor House. 

How to Apply

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter (PDF format) to [email protected] with the subject line “WGRI Application 2024”. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 18, 2024. For questions, contact Grace Conte-Bennett at [email protected]