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Student Job Listings

Use the links below to view listings of positions on and off campus (if you're a grad student, click here). You’ll find a great variety of jobs, many of which will not only provide income, but valuable academic and career experience. There are short-term and long-term positions available, and all of the jobs listed are part time (other than some seasonal positions).

When we list non-work-study, off-campus jobs we make sure that they are - as much as possible - practical and suitable to the scheduling and other needs of the employed student. We also aim for positions that complement and reinforce students’ educational programs or career goals. These positions are part time and/or seasonal in nature and are paid directly by the off-campus employer. (The visa status of certain international students may limit their ability to work off campus.)

Disclaimer: Student Employment at UMass Amherst acts only as a referral service. We make no recommendations or guarantees about the positions and employers listed through our office. In addition, Student Employment is not responsible for the safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. Due to the volume of jobs received by Student Employment, we are unable to research the integrity of every position listed. Therefore, students are urged to take on this responsibility themselves. We encourage you to use common sense and caution when applying for positions.

Job Links

The positions are listed in alphabetical order by job title. Scroll through the lists completely to see all of your options. Contact the employer directly for a position that interests you and please mention to the employer that you are a UMass Amherst student.

Non Work-Study Jobs
Work-Study Jobs

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at: or call us at 413-545-0801.

Graduate Student Jobs

Most graduate students at UMass Amherst are hired through the appointment process as teaching assistants, research assistants, interns, etc. Your best option for finding a teaching or research assistantship is to contact your academic department. In certain cases, departments hire graduate students on an hourly basis. This type of job and the associated pay rate must be pre-approved by the Graduate Assistantship Office before you can begin your employment.

Graduate Assistantship Office
517 Goodell Building
Phone: 413-545-5287

Once hired, graduate students can pick up a Graduate Appointment Payroll Packet at their hiring department or at the UMass Amherst Employee Help Desk (located outside of Room 325 Whitmore Building).

What is a work-study job?

Work-study is a form of need-based federal financial aid. The program provides students with part-time employment opportunities in a variety of on- and off-campus jobs, with awards (maximum earnings) that range from $1,500-$1,800. For a full explanation of receiving work-study as part of your financial aid package, go to Work-Study.

Work-Study Community Service Opportunities

In addition to listing work-study jobs on campus, the Student Employment Office also lists work-study jobs with community service agencies off campus. There are more than 100 community service agencies that are approved worksites for students with work-study. These include the America Reads program, which offers college students the opportunity to tutor local children in reading and math. Visit Community Service Opportunities for more information.