There are different types of part-time student employment opportunities you can pursue. Students, especially freshmen, often seek out on-campus opportunities. There are two types of employment available.
Finding a job
Some students may be eligible for a work-study award as part of their financial aid package and they will look for a work-study job.
Most students will be looking for non-work-study jobs. These are available without regard to financial situations and FAFSA.
There are always both work-study and non-work-study jobs available.
9,735Hourly student part-time positions on campus
618work-study positions on campus
10,358total part-time student positions on campus
There are many jobs for IU students across campus, with or without a Federal Work Study Award. Begin your search by checking out Handshake. You'll have access to Handshake after you register for classes at New Student Orientation.
We have also outlined a few other effective ways to find jobs on campus below.
IU Human Resources
Many on-campus departments post jobs on Jobs at IU. Select "Bloomington, Indiana" and "Student Temporary" or "Work-Study Undergrad" categories in the side bar to show only on-campus student employment.
Tap into your academic network
By talking with your academic department and professors, you will be networking and potentially learn about opportunities related to your major. Some departments announce job openings by word-of-mouth before posting the positions officially.
Indiana Daily Student (IDS) newspaper lists both on-campus and off-campus jobs in its classified section.
Large on-campus organizations that hire
The Indiana Daily Student has opportunities in writing, photography, illustration, editing, and other areas. You can work in their newsroom at the Indiana Daily Student, IDSnews.com, Inside Magazine, and the Arbutus Yearbook.
Find internships, work study jobs, and many other excellent part-time employment opportunities at Indiana Memorial Union. Areas include marketing, catering, graphic design, event management, and hospitality, to name only a few.
Whether you are in the Box Office, Event Services, or Guest Services Management, there are many opportunities to gain valuable skills at IU Auditorium.
The Libraries at IU have a number of positions including but not limited to digitization assistants, stacks assistants, marketing assistants, digital preservation assistant, and many more specialized positions. View opportunities and apply on their website.
Recreational Sports offers employment opportunities in the following areas: Aquatics, Facility Support, Fitness & Wellness, Informal Sports, Intramural Sports, Member Services & Equipment Operations, Outreach, Risk Management, and the Tennis Center. Visit their Employment Opportunities page to learn more and start your application today. If you have any questions, you can contact them through email at email@example.com.
There are many opportunities to work with Residential Programs and Services. You can be a Resident Assistant (RA), Community Educator (CUE), a library student assistant, or summer conference staff. Visit their employment page to learn more.
IU Dining has many opportunities available and offers flexible hours. Read more about the locations, benefits, and how to apply with IU Dining.
Not only can you get more information on Work Study from Student Central, but they also hire student workers in the office! Learn more about IU and different policies operated within Student Central as a student worker.
Students can get involved in UITS through opportunities such as a Technology Center Consultant or through an internship.
There are many opportunities located close to campus and in the Bloomington community for part-time work. You can begin by setting up your Handshake account, searching in Handshake, or the Handshake job feed below:
Specialty Camp Counselor - Southeast of Northwest at YMCA - Monroe CountyYMCA - Monroe CountyPosted: Feb 10, 2023
Day Camp Counselor - Southeast or Northwest Y at YMCA - Monroe CountyYMCA - Monroe CountyPosted: Feb 10, 2023
Hive: Kitchen Staff at One World EnterprisesOne World Enterprises - HivePosted: Feb 15, 2022
Camp Site Supervisor - Southeast of Northwest at YMCA - Monroe CountyYMCA - Monroe CountyPosted: Feb 11, 2022
Play and Learn Team Member at YMCA - Monroe CountyYMCA - Monroe CountyPosted: Jan 19, 2022
Group Exercise Instructor at YMCA - Monroe CountyYMCA - Monroe CountyPosted: Jan 19, 2022
Sports Camp Counselor at YMCA - Monroe CountyYMCA - Monroe CountyPosted: Jan 19, 2022
Server at Aver's Pizza / Aver's Public HouseAver's Pizza / Aver's Public HousePosted: Jan 08, 2022
Swim Instructor - Southeast Y or Northwest Y at YMCA - Monroe CountyYMCA - Monroe CountyPosted: Jul 28, 2021
Lifeguard - Southeast Y or Northwest Y at YMCA - Monroe CountyYMCA - Monroe CountyPosted: Jul 28, 2021
Personal Trainer - Southeast Y or Northwest Y at YMCA - Monroe CountyYMCA - Monroe CountyPosted: Jul 28, 2021
Personal Trainer at Body-N-MotionBody-N-MotionPosted: Dec 03, 2020
Delivery Driver at Aver's Pizza / Aver's Public HouseAver's Pizza / Aver's Public HousePosted: Jul 24, 2020
Childcare worker at Faith Lutheran Preschool and ChildcareFaith Lutheran Preschool and ChildcarePosted: Jul 21, 2020
If you have Federal Work-Study as part of your financial aid package, and you prefer to work off-campus, you will want to focus on Community Service not-for-profit organizations. Please contact the organization of interest to learn if their positions are work-study eligible. We have created a list of organizations that are eligible for work-study, but also a general list of great community organizations that have job opportunities for students regardless of work-study status.
Work-study eligible opportunities
- Amethyst House, Inc.
- Area 10 Agency on Aging
- Bloomington Developmental Learning Center
- Bloomington Parks & Recreation Department
- Boys & Girls Club
- Buskirk Chumley Theatre
- Cardinal Stage Company
- Hoosier Hills Food Bank
- IU Health Bloomington Hospital
- Lotus Education & Arts Foundation
- Middle Way House
- Monroe County Health Department
- Monroe County Public Library
- Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
- People & Animal Learning Services (PALS, Inc.)
- Wonderlab: Museum of Science, Health & Technology
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Habitat for Humanity
- Indiana South Central Community Action Program - Head Start
- Monroe County Community School Corporation Extended Day Program
- Monroe County Historical Society
- Monroe County YMCA
- My Sister's Closet
- Opportunity House
- Owen County YMCA
- Windfall Dancers, Inc.
- Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County