Student Employment

Fall Semester 2020

For student employment information related to the fall semester 2020 please view the FAQs for Hiring Managers and Student Employees.

Job Search

The online JOBboard is a great place to begin your search for employment opportunities! The JOBboard is updated as new positions become available. If you are interested in working for a particular department and do not see a position listed, please feel free to contact that department directly to inquire about possible employment opportunities.

For more information related to Student Employment, please see our Frequently Asked Questions

Work Eligibility

Funding from Campus Employment and Federal Work-Study opportunities must be earned by the student. The amount of employment eligibility indicated in the Financial Aid Notification is an estimate of potential earnings and not a guarantee of employment or earnings.

  • Campus Employment is a non need-based form of student employment. Students with Campus Employment are eligible to work on campus.
  • Federal Work-Study is a need-based form of student employment subsidized by the federal government. Students with Federal Work-Study are eligible to work on campus and at participating community service agencies. For more information regarding Federal Work-Study Community Service, please see our Frequently Asked Questions. Please note, due to health and safety concerns, the University is limiting off-campus volunteer and work opportunities for students this fall.

The University allows students to work a maximum of 20 hours per week and earning potential will vary with hours worked and pay rate. 

2020-2021 Hourly Student Pay Rates

The hourly student pay rates below are guidelines; the employing department determines which tier a student is paid.

Basic Intermediate Skilled
$8.32 $8.75 $9.17

Documents From Home

Students planning to work at Notre Dame should be prepared to present the required original, signed, and unexpired documents (e.g., valid passport OR driver’s license AND social security card) to the Office of Human Resources to complete the Form I-9. Please note photocopies and/or facsimiles are not acceptable.

New Student Employee Toolkit

After confirmation of employment, first-time student employees are encouraged to review the New Student Employee Toolkit to assist with completing Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9), federal and state tax withholding elections, and establishing direct deposit. Direct Deposit is the method of payment for all university employees, including students. As an hourly employee, you will be paid bi-weekly via direct deposit to your personal bank account. (NOTE: The direct deposit you may have set up within IRISHPAY is separate from the direct deposit that you set up with the Payroll Office to receive student employment payments).  

International Students

Non-U.S. Citizens require additional documentation as evidence of work eligibility in the United States. This includes a current passport, I-94, and visa. Please contact the Office of Human Resources for detailed information regarding work authorization requirements.

Employment Verification

The Work Number

The Work Number employment verification service is used when you apply for a loan, need a reference check, lease an apartment or any other instance where proof of employment or income is needed. You benefit from verifiers having 24/7 access to your information, allowing you to make life decisions at your own pace.