Student Employment

Student workers play an important role at NWHSU. They assist departments in a wide variety of positions. This experience provides students with the opportunity to gain professional skills and build relationships, while earning money for their higher education expenses. Student employment can be through federal work-study and university funding. We encourage you to make the most out of your student experience.


Faculty and staff

Student employment programs

Federal Work Study

Northwestern participates in the Federal Work Study (FWS) Program, which provides campus-based jobs to financially eligible students. Federal Work Study must be part of a financial aid package. Students may work up to an average of 20 hours per week.

Community Service Program

The University also participates in the Community Service Program, which pays FWS-eligible students for jobs involved in community service activities. Opportunities include community events, literacy or reading programs, library and clinic positions.

Student Help

Students who are not eligible for the Federal Work Study (FWS) Program, including Canadian and international students, may obtain student employment through Northwestern’s student help program.