Student Employment

Student Employment positions at GW are temporary part-time positions in which the student earns an hourly wage, and the employer is the George Washington University. This includes all Federal Work Study (FWS) positions that are with an on-campus department or pre-approved off-campus organization, and non-FWS positions within GW departments. To be eligible for student positions, an individual must be an active student at the university.

The Student Employment team does not assign students to specific jobs, but we provide students with the resources necessary to locate a position and support students through the hiring process and during their time as GW student employees.

Participating in part-time employment during a student’s college years can help them gain a variety of experiences and learn workplace skills that can be used in future internships or professional opportunities.

The Student Employment team manages the student recruiting, onboarding, and hiring 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 the employment and payroll components 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 Employment Positions 

Types of Positions: Individuals may not hold a student employment position while they are hired into a full or part-time benefited staff position, or non-student temporary 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.

Tuition Benefits or Stipends: Student employee positions are not eligible for tuition benefits or stipends as a form of compensation or work performed.

Working Internationally: GW is a U.S.-based entity and, therefore, expects and requires student employees to be on campus or perform duties at an approved U.S. location. Due to international tax and compliance issues, GW is not able to directly employ students into positions who receive compensation through the GW Payroll Office if they are physically located outside of the United States.

  • Puerto Rico Exception: students working in remote positions from PR but will remain on the US payroll may be eligible to telework depending on their job duties. Supervisors, please contact Payroll Services ([email protected]) to obtain clearance for the student to work remotely from PR. 


Equal Opportunity, Accommodations & Complaints

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.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access position openings or to apply for a position on the Student Employment Talent Management System as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting The Equal Employment Office and Employee Relations)by email at [email protected], by phone at 202-994-9656, or by fax at 202-994-9658.

Please consult the Human Resources website for more information on accommodation requests or discrimination employee relations complaints.

How to Contact Student Employment 

Student Employment is available by emailing [email protected] or calling 202-994-8046. We are also available for virtual appointments for employers and students; please visit our Support Meeting website to schedule your appointment.

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