Resources for Recruiting UW Student Employees

The following resources are designed to help new and seasoned managers recruit, hire and retain diverse and talented students.

Job Description Template
See our job description template that include sections such as department description, job duties, diversity statement, qualifications, pay rate and more. You can also see a sample job description from the Career & Internship Center here. For our colleagues in the Division of Student Life here are a Job Description template and sample position description with language unique to our division.

Advertising Student Positions
Find a list of ideas, tips and resources here. Key to the process will also be Handshake, the UW’s job & internship board for students and alumni! Find step-by-step instructions to set up a company account here.

Hiring Work Study Students
UW Work Study under the department of Financial Aid has a step by step guide for on-campus units interested in hiring Work Study students and an FAQ for students who are curious about Work Study.

Hiring International Students:
In most cases, UW Departments CAN hire international students for student on-campus roles!  Details here: https://iss.washington.edu/employment/f1-employment/on-campus/ .

UW International Student Services is the subject matter expert providing guidance to international UW students and assisting UW departments who wish to hire them, including information on:

The UW ISS office also offers various workshops to students which can help UW staff and faculty better understand international student work options while on-campus. Please contact the UW ISS office directly for any additional questions you may have: uwiss@uw.edu

Student Employee Eligibility & Compensation:
University of Washington Human Resources can provide guidance on the procedures & process of hiring UW student employees, including:

  • Employment Eligibility & Monitoring
  • Compensation Information
  • Work Hour Limits
  • Hourly Pay Requirements, Work Records, and Overtime

Additional UW informational pages on student employment topics include:

Please contact your department, college/school, or division’s HR Consultant or Employment Specialist for any additional questions you may have regarding the procedure of hiring student employees.