Helping you hire student workers

Student Hiring at UVA

Student Employment Overview

Student employment is an essential element of the University’s mission and operations. Each year, approximately 5,000 students work in over 7,000 on-Grounds positions, some supporting UVA’s education and research programs as part of their academic training, others earning valuable employment experience while supporting University operations.

Students enrolled full-time (12 credits or more during a fall/spring semester and six credits during summer session or January Term) in a degree program at UVA are eligible to be student wage employees for the University of Virginia. In addition, students in their last semester of enrollment prior to graduation who need fewer than 12 credits to graduate are eligible to work in a student wage capacity.

Students from other colleges/universities are not eligible for UVA student employment.

Provost's Wage Authorization

Students: View Information on Finding a Job at UVA

If you are a student seeking job opportunities at UVA, view resources from the Career Center or watch this quick video on How To Find Jobs On-Grounds. The Undergraduate Community Employment Partnership (UCEP) program supports students who have been awarded Federal Work-Study. View a list of UCEP partners currently hiring.

On August 19 from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm, the UVA Career Center will also be hosting a Virtual Student Employment Fair that will provide an opportunity for students seeking employment to connect with UVA departments that are looking to hire this coming academic year. 

View the UVA Career Center Website

Managers: Information on Student Hiring Process

The Talent Flexibility Team works with hiring managers and Business Partners to help recruit and hire exceptional candidates. We can help you post student wage and federal work-study positions in Handshake and Workday, and provide support and tools for hiring managers who need assistance in screening, sourcing, and selecting the best qualified talent.