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Federal Work-Study eligible students may use this website to review open positions. For additional details, questions, and application requirements, contact the supervisor listed on the job description. 

Employers must submit a Job Posting prior to hiring and paying any student employee with the federal work-study wage subsidy. Direct hires are not permissible and may be found to be in violation of Equal Employment Opportunity regulations. Employers must notify the Federal Work-Study Office regarding position changes including job removal requests. 

 Employment Regulations

  • All Federal work-study student employment positions are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Northwestern University is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities, women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Click for information on EEO.
  • Northwestern requires all staff, including student employees, and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exceptions. For more information, please visit Northwestern University's COVID-19 and Campus Updates website. 
  • Northwestern University and the Federal Work-Study Office abide by the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA). A student's total FWS allotment and remaining balance is not shared with employers prior to the student's official hire date.
  • Students should NOT be in the workplace training, shadowing, or working before being authorized to work. Job injuries incurred before employment authorization from Northwestern Human Resources are not covered by Workers’ Compensation. The hiring department is liable for all incurred workplace injuries reported if a person begins working before being legally authorized to work.  

The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami, and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands and the Native people who remain on this land today.