Hiring and Employment of Students

Full-time UVA Students

A full-time student is defined as a person enrolled (at least 12 credits per semester) in a degree program at the University.

  • Generally, a student may not be employed for more than twenty hours per week in all University jobs
  • Departments/units are encouraged to post and fill all jobs for full-time students through University Career Center’s Handshake
  • Departments/units must have an available position established in the Human Resource Management System before the full-time student may be paid

Types of full-time student jobs

  • Non-academic work: Driving a bus or performing general clerical duties

  • Graduate Student Assistantships and Other Undergraduate and Graduate Student Positions (academic jobs): Graduate Student Assistantships and other Undergraduate and Graduate positions established through the Executive Vice President and Provost’s University of Virginia Wage Authorization

  • Federal Work Study Program (FSW): Hired through the Executive Vice President and Provost’s University of Virginia Wage Authorization; refer to the Student Financial Services’ Employer Handbook for more information


Part-time, Non-UVA, and High School Students

  • Hired through University Human Resources
  • All openings for University Staff jobs and wage/hourly positions, including temporary pool jobs, are posted in Jobs@UVA
  • Student applicants may search job openings at Jobs@UVA

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