Student Employment

Part-time job opportunities for students may be offered in the Office of Student Affairs, Greenawalt Library, Office of Admissions, Continuing Education Department, academic program offices, the cafeteria and other departments.


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.