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. It is great to start with checking out Handshake, but we have also outlined a few other effective ways to find jobs on campus.
IU Human Resources
Many on-campus departments post jobs on Jobs at IU. Be sure to look for the "Temporary Hourly" category.
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
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.
Recreational Sports opportunities include the following areas: aquatics, intramural, fitness and wellness, informal sports, marketing, facility support, member services, or risk management. View the call-out meeting schedule.
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.
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.
Whether you are in the Box Office, Event Services, or Guest Services Management, there are many opportunities to gain valuable skills at IU Auditorium.
IU Dining has many opportunities available and offers flexible hours. Read more about the locations, benefits, and how to apply with IU Dining.
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.
There are many opportunities located close to campus and in the Bloomington community for part-time work. You can begin by searching in Handshake.
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
- Sunflower Cooperative Daycare
- Windfall Dancers, Inc.
- Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County