Information for Students

Employment is an important component of the student experience. Students gain valuable professional experience while alleviating some of the financial obligations that arise during college. In addition, campus jobs provide supportive environments that enable students to improve and gain the critical skills necessary for their career success.

Job opportunities are available both on and off campus. There are two types of on campus student employment: The Federal Work-Study Program (FWSP) and part-time student employment (non Work-Study).

All student employment positions on campus are competitive. The university does not guarantee job placement for any student, but we do assist and guide students through the job search process.

On-Campus Employment

Federal Work-Study Program (FWSP)

Students may participate in any of several part-time university employment programs, for which the federal government appropriates funds for post-secondary institutions under the Federal College Work/Study and Community Service Program. Under the FWSP, students are hired on campus in part-time jobs that range from clerical positions to career-related work. Eligibility is determined through the filing of the FAFSA.  For work study eligibility questions contact the the Office of Financial Assistance at 

To be eligible for hire, in addition to being awarded Federal Work Study, students must:

  • Be enrolled in a degree or certificate program in six or more credit hours per semester
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Pay Rate : Hourly rate of $8.38, $8.60, or $9.00. Rate is determined by the nature/specialization of the work. Check is sent directly to student.

Additional information can be found in the Work Study Program Information and FAQ’s


Regular Campus Employment (non Work-Study)

If a student is not eligible for Federal Work Study, there are still opportunities to work on campus. Additional part-time positions are funded through individual department budgets and on campus businesses. Students need to be enrolled at Drew at least part-time

Pay Rate : Hourly rate of $8.38, $8.60, or $9.00. Rate is determined by the nature/specialization of the work. Check is sent directly to student.

International Students

A number of on- and off-campus employment and internship opportunities are available to international students during their years of study at Drew University. Students requiring a visa to study in the United States, however, must obtain special authorization in order to participate in off-campus employment and internships.  Information for International Students Employment & Practices 

To start your job search you will need to log into DrewLink. DrewLink is the online database for jobs and internships (Part-time Jobs, Full-time Jobs and Internships).  To obtain your DrewLink password email Once you are in DrewLink select the Job and Internships menu on the left menu. Select advanced search and select the position type “On-Campus Student Employment” Since not all jobs are posted in DrewLink Students are encouraged to reach out directly to various departments and offices on campus.  A  job fair for on-campus employment is held in September and gives students the opportunity to meet all the departments and offices that are hiring.

How to Use DrewLink

For a step-by-step guide on how to use DrewLink, please use this manual.

Required Documentation

Student employees who have never worked on campus must complete an I-9 form, which requires students to provide evidence of identity and employment authorization within 3 business days of the student’s first day of employment. Below is a list of common acceptable documents. For the complete list of acceptable documents, please visit Students may present one document from List A OR a combination of one document from List B and another from List C. All documents must be an original and unexpired.

  • List A (Unexpired Passport)  


  • List B (Unexpired Driver’s License or School ID with photograph)
  • List C (Original Social Security Card or Original Birth Certificate)

Students will bring their identification to Center for Internships and Career Development Office located in Sycamore Cottage. Students also need to complete the W-4. These documents will then be forwarded to the appropriate departments for processing.  

Off-Campus Employment

Federal Community Service Program- Off-Campus Work Study Program (FCSP)

The FCSP is a community service program for students with financial need. Students have the opportunity to work on or near campus in a nonprofit organization and earn their work study money at the top of the pay scale. Undergraduate, graduate, and theological students who are work-study qualified can actively participate in service experiences that meet real community needs. Also, undergraduate students can possibly earn up to eight (8) credits under the Academic Internship Program in addition to being paid through their work study funds. Additional FCSP information.

Off-Campus Employment

Drew University’s location makes working off campus convenient for all students. The University connects students with many employment opportunities at local businesses, restaurants and retail stores. Many of these opportunities are posted on DrewLink. To obtain your DrewLink password email

The I-9 form is also available at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, while the W-4 form can also be downloaded from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

**Please note that each student only needs to complete the W-4 and I-9 forms once while working at Drew University.

Information For Drew University Employers

Are you a Drew University department looking to participate in the On-Campus Student Employment & The Federal Work-Study Program ? Are you looking to hire a Drew student for your department? Information for Drew University Employers