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. Student employee positions are not eligible for tuition benefits or stipends as a form of compensation or work performed. Student employment 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 posting all available positions in the Student Employment Talent Management System, training GW employers and 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.

Limitations to Student Positions

Individuals may not hold a student employment position while being hired into a full or part-time benefited staff position and may be fully or partially limited in holding a student employment position while being hired into a GA or GRA position.

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?

Under present circumstances, Student Employment is available by emailing [email protected] or calling 202-994-8046¬†between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday - Friday. Student Employment is available for in-person assistance by appointment only, for necessarily in-person activities only.


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.


Equal Opportunity

The George Washington University does not unlawfully discriminate against any person on any basis prohibited by federal law, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, or other applicable law, including without limitation, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. This covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the university, including admission to education programs and employment. You may also refer to the GW Human Resource Management & Development's section on Diversity and Inclusion.