Student Hourly & Work Study Positions
Looking for a job on campus?
Part-time and work-study positions are posted regularly by campus departments and off-campus organizations in Handshake.
PLEASE NOTE incoming & returning students:
You have access to log in and create your profile in Handshake using your UNH login credentials (your UNH username and password). For incoming first-year students, your Handshake account will be created on June 15, 2020.
Campus departments will post positions for on-campus employment throughout July and into August.体育365 Please continue to check Handshake over the summer as these postings continue to go up. A great way to be notified when departments post positions is to "Follow" that employer in Handshake! If you have a question for a specific department regarding employment opportunities and there are no positions currently posted online, please reach out directly to the department to inquire about their hiring timeline.
You're also invited to attend the Part-Time & Work Study Job Fair during the first week of classes in the fall. More details to be announced.
**BE AWARE: Work-study eligibility is not saved in your Handshake profile; therefore, you may notice that you will be viewed as "not matching employer preferences." Employers have been notified that this is not necessarily the case, and the employer will still receive and review your application. You will be responsible for communicating with the employer if you have work-study eligibility or not. If any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Any international student who is working at UNH for the first time must go through OISS to complete hiring paperwork.
- International students do not qualify for work study jobs and are only allowed to work on-campus. They may work off-campus only if they have been approved by our office for a specific internship or off-campus experience.
- During the school year, international students can only work a maximum of 20 hours/week. During school breaks and summer, they can work 40 hours/week.
Necessary Paperwork to be Hired
All students must fill out certain Human Resources and Payroll paperwork in order to be hired in a work-study or part-time position on campus. To streamline the hiring process, it is recommended that students looking for employment on campus bring these documents to UNH with them:
Acceptable Documents that are required for the completion of the I-9 (see below).
- Employees must have one item from List A OR one item from List B AND List C.
- Students will need to provide original, unexpired documents for verification.
- Faxed copies, scanned documents or pictures cannot be accepted.
NOTE体育365: Failure to provide these items within 3 business days of the first date of employment will result in the termination of the current position. The student will not be able to work until the appropriate documentation is received. The employee will need to come to Human Resources at 2 Leavitt Lane to complete their paperwork.
All international students working at UNH for the first time must go through OISS to complete hiring paperwork.
Documents that Establish Both Identity and Employment Authorization
U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card
Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form 1-551)
Foreign passport that contains a temporary 1-551 stamp or temporary 1-551 printed notation on a machine-readable immigrant visa
Employment Authorization Document that contains a photograph (Form 1-766)
For a nonimmigrant alien authorized to work for a specific employer because of his or her status:
a. Foreign passport; and
b. Form 1-94 or Form I-94A that has the following:
(1) The same name as the passport;
(2) An endorsement of the alien's nonimmigrant status as long as that period of endorsement has not yet expired and the proposed employment is not in conflict with any restrictions or limitations identified on the form.
Passport from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) or the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) with Form 1-94 or Form l-94A indicating nonimmigrant admission under the Compact of Free Association Between the United States and the FSM or RMI
Documents that Establish Identity
Driver's license or ID card issued by a State or outlying possession of the United States provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address
ID card issued by federal, state or local government agencies or entities, provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address
School ID card with a photograph
Voter's registration card
U.S. Military card or draft record
Military dependent's ID card
For persons under age 18 who are unable to present a document listed above:
- School record or report card
- Clinic, doctor, or hospital record
- Day-care or nursery school record
Documents that Establish Employment Authorization
A Social Security Account Number card, unless the card includes one of the following restrictions:
(1) NOT VALID FOR EMPLOYMENT
(2) VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH INS AUTHORIZATION
3) VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION
Certification of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Forms DS-1350, FS-545, FS-240)
Original or certified copy of birth certificate issued by a State, county, municipal authority, or territory of the United States bearing an official seal
Native American tribal document
U.S. Citizen ID Card (Form 1-197)
Identification Card for Use of Resident Citizen in the United States (Form 1-179)
Employment authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security
Payment Notes and Information
Direct Deposit is recommended and once a student is in the HR system, the student can log into 体育365 to set up direct deposit securely online.
All new employees will have federal taxes withheld at Single, Zero when they are set up in the HR system. They can log into WISE to code any changes. We will have paper forms as well if they are needed.
State income taxes will be withheld for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, & Vermont. State W-4 forms can be completed on line in WISE
How to find On-Campus Employment in Handshake:
- Log in to at
- Go to “Jobs” at the top of your dashboard
- Click on “On-Campus” to filter results
- View and apply to jobs!
How to find work-study employment:
- Log in to Handshake at
- Go to “Jobs” at the top of your dashboard
- Click on “Filters”
- Select the “Work study” checkbox
- Select “See Jobs” to save the filter
- View and apply to jobs!
**NOTE: Work-study eligibility is not saved in your Handshake profile; therefore, you may notice that you will be viewed as "not matching employer preferences." Employers have been notified that this is not necessarily the case, and the employer will still receive and review your application. You will be responsible for communicating with the employer if you have work-study eligibility or not. If any questions, please email email@example.com.
UNH Federal Work Study Program Information
- Work Study positions are posted in Handshake all year round. For further directions on how to search for positions in Handshake- (Reminder, all students will be granted access to Handshake on June 15, 2020.
- Work Study Program is divided into two different periods
- Academic Year (September - May)
- Summer (May-August)
- Students must complete a new employment authorization form at the beginning of each period even if s/he keeps the same position
- Students can work multiple work-study jobs on/off-campus at once when using their funding
- Students can see if they have work-study funding by checking their MyUNH account
- Students receive paychecks bi-weekly
- See Frequently Asked Questions below
For more information about Financial Aid and Work Study, please visit their website.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What if I want to work in a specific department on campus?
If you are looking to work in a specific department on campus, but don't see a posting in Handshake, "Follow" that department in Handshake, as you'll receive notifications when jobs are posted. Also, feel free to reach out to that department directly to inquire about hiring timelines. Just because a department doesn't have positions posted currently, doesn't mean they won't be opening positions in the future.
2. Am I guaranteed a position on campus?
An award of Federal Work Study is not a guarantee of a job. Students must still be pro-active in pursuing employment, as they will likely still need to interview and earn the position (based on the individual job). As in the world, some positions are more competitive than others, and hiring processes differ in each department. If you are looking to work in a specific department on campus, but don't see a posting in Handshake right now, "Follow" that department in Handshake, as you'll receive notifications when jobs are posted. Also, feel free to reach out to that department directly to inquire about hiring timelines. Just because a department doesn't have positions posted currently, doesn't mean they won't be opening positions in the future.
3. Can I work more than one job during the year?
Students can work multiple work study jobs on/off-campus at once when using their funding.
4. When will I get paid?
Students can work multiple work study jobs on/off-campus at once when using their funding. Students will receive their paychecks bi-weekly.
5. I saw some postings on Handshake, will there be more posted later?
体育365Departments continue to post positions throughout the year and hiring cycles are different for many departments. Make sure to follow departments of interest and keep checking Handshake regularly for new postings.
6. I'm an incoming new student, and unsure of how my schedule will work. When should I apply?
Departments continue to post positions throughout the year and hiring cycles are different for many departments. Make sure to follow departments of interest on Handshake and keep checking regularly for new postings. While work study and part-time jobs can be competitive, positions are posted throughout the year. It's individual to each student's situation whether a part-time job is necessary or appropriate in the first semester, as some students may need to prioritize the transition to college and school work first and/or the need to continue earning income.
7. I don't have Work Study in my aid package, or I need more income, what can I do?
While some positions on campus are only open to students with work study funds, many are open to all students, regardless of your financial aid package. To explore employment opportunities on and off-campus, log into Handshake to search for positions, email departments of interest to inquire about their hiring timelines, and/or make an appointment with one of our career counselors to discuss your options (appointments are scheduled through Handshake.