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Student Employment

What Is Student Employment?

Student Employment at GW refers to the hiring and administration of temporary part-time jobs in which the student earns an hourly wage, and the employer is the George Washington University. This includes all Federal Work Study (FWS) jobs that are with an on-campus department or pre-approved off-campus organization. Such job opportunities are available during an individual's time as a student at GW.

Student Employment does not assign students to specific jobs but rather provides them with the resources necessary to locate the job that is best suited to their skills, needs, and interests. For GW students, participating in part-time employment during their college years can help them gain a variety of experiences and learn workplace skills that can be used in a full-time career after graduation. Our office helps facilitate that process by maintaining a list of available jobs on Handshake, training GW employers anf off-campus FWS Partner Organizations to recruit and supervise student employees, providing assistance with pre-employment paperwork, managing employment aspects of the Federal Work Study program, referring students to resources within the Center for Career Services, and working with departments across GW to provide students with a positive and meaningful part-time employment experience.

Student Employment at GW does not refer to full-time, part-time, or internship opportunities at external organizations, or jobs through University Human Resources or Graduate Student Assistantships & Fellowships. Please contact those departments for more information about available opportunities.

How Can I Contact Student Employment?

The Student Employment office is located within the Center for Career Services on the 5th Floor of the Marvin Center, at 800 21st St. NW, Washington, DC 20052. Individuals can drop in to speak to someone in person from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday - Friday, except during holidays or when the university is closed. Summer hours may vary. Call us between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday - Friday at 202-994-8046, or email us at [email protected] or [email protected].


If you are an employer outside of the university looking to hire students for full-time, part-time, or internship positions, please review the Center's Employers page for information on recruiting at GW.

If you are a former student employee who has graduated from GW, please review this message for important information regarding your employment records.