Part-time student employment is a great way for enrolled students to:

  • Earn money for college and personal expenses
  • Gain valuable professional experience
  • Get involved in various on- and off-campus activities
  • Make new connections

Learn more about the different types of student employment and how to apply.

Types of Student Employment

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) offers a wide variety of jobs on- and off-campus and in community service settings. You are free to choose your own job. Typically, students work an average of 8 to 10 hours per week, though you may work up to 20 hours per week under the FWS/Community Service/America Reads (reading tutors) program. Earnings may be used to help cover expenses such as books, travel, and other personal expenses—search FWS opportunities on the University Experiential Learning website. A Student Job Fair is held in early September.

Access your Federal Work-Study information online through SIS. Check your account to view your type of work-study, amount of work-study, eligible dates, remaining balance, and the downloadable PDF authorization form. You are responsible for providing the authorization form to your employer.

If you aren’t eligible for FWS, you may still qualify for a JHU Work Opportunity.

FWS also offers summer employment at off-campus placements for Community Service and America Reads positions. You do not need to be enrolled in courses during the summer to participate in the summer work-study program, but you should be planning to re-enroll for the upcoming fall semester.

About FWS

FWS, including Community Service and America Reads, is a federally funded program that provides subsidized part-time employment for students with financial need. The FWS amount in your aid offer is the allotment of money you may earn during the academic year. FWS offers are not credited to your bill. Instead, you will be paid semi-monthly for hours worked.

Hopkins Work Opportunity

If you aren’t eligible for Federal Work-Study, your financial aid offer may include employment opportunities on- and off-campus through Hopkins Work Opportunity. These positions are based on the availability of funds in each department. You may also be hired and paid out of the department’s funds at the department’s direction, even if you qualify for FWS. Like FWS, earnings may be used to help cover expenses such as books, travel, and other educational expenses.

Search employment opportunities on the University Experiential Learning Office website.