Women's Technology Program
in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology











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Summer 2018

Instructors| Residential Tutors|Residential Assistants

We are hiring staff for summer 2018! If you are a current female MIT or Wellesley student (or recent alumna), please read the job descriptions below and apply! (We do not hire staff from outside the MIT or Wellesley communities).

We encourage prospective staff to contact staff from previous years (see links at the bottom of this page) to learn more about their experiences working for WTP.


We are currently seeking a female MS/PhD student in the MIT EECS Department to be our summer 2018 Instructor in Mathematics for EECS (we have filled the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Instructor jobs for 2018).

MIT female Post-Docs, and MEng students who will graduate in June 2018, are also eligible to apply.

Instructors receive paid 3-month summer TA appointments (or equivalent salary if no longer students) and earn TA credit towards their PhD requirement.

This is your opportunity to design and teach your own course and influence high school women to pursue engineering and computer science. Teaching for WTP also gives you real experience you can talk about when interviewing for academic positions after graduation.

You must be able to work full-time for WTP in June and July and temporarily take time off from your research. You are paid for the month of August, but by then are mostly finished with WTP responsibilities.

Instructors can build on prior years of curriculum (you do not have to invent from scratch).

The Instructor Job Description has more details about the position and schedule.

To Apply:
1) Complete the WTP-EECS Instructor Application Form
2) Also Email your CV/Resume to WTP-EECS.

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Residential Tutors

Residential Tutors are current female MIT or Wellesley undergraduates, MEng students, or recent graduates. They assist the WTP-EECS Instructors in the classroom as TAs, and also live in the dormitory with the high school students, chaperoning residential life, creating fun activities and field trips, and helping with homework.

Please share this Tutor Information flyer with anyone who might be interested.

You do not have to be a Course 6 major!

If you are looking for an alternative to a summer internship or UROP, or are graduating from MIT in June and want to do something fun that also "gives back" to young women in the engineering pipeline, please apply!

We expect to hire 10 WTP-EECS Residential Tutors for 2018: four for CS and three each for EE and Math. Check the WTP-EECS curriculum page for information about these classes to better understand the requisite Tutor backgrounds needed for each subject.

The Residential Tutor Job Description has many more details about the position and schedule.

To Apply:
1) Complete the WTP-EECS Tutor Application Form
2) Also Email to WTP-EECS your Resume and your most current Grade Report/Unofficial Transcript. If you are a freshman and do not yet have a college grade report, indicate that in the email text.

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Residential Assistants

Residential Assistants are typically rising MIT sophomores; some attended WTP when they were in high school. They help make a warm WTP community and organize residential activities and field trips into Boston and Cambridge.

Residential Assistants live in the dorm with the high school students, help with evening and weekend activities, and assist in the classroom with the final motor building project, but do not have other academic or tutoring responsibilities. We will hire 3 RAs for summer 2018.

The Residential Assistant Job Description has many more details about the position and schedule.

To Apply:
1) Complete the WTP-EECS Residential Assistant Application Form
2) Also Email your Resume to WTP-EECS.


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WTP Director and WTP-EECS Track Coordinator

Cynthia Skier

MIT alumna: SB 1974 Humanities and Science
SM 1981 Sloan Management
Hometown: Lexington, MA

I have been the WTP Director since fall 2002, after the first pilot summer. Before that I managed computer software companies and worked in management consulting. My two children are "out of the nest." In my free time I like to sing, read mysteries, and watch old movies, especially film noire, musicals and science fiction. In addition to my WTP responsibilities, I also direct the Industrial Connection Program in the MIT EECS department.

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To view WTP-EECS staff from other years, click on the links below:

2017| 2016| 2015| 2014|2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002