How to Apply for a Federal Work-Study Position

If you have been offered Federal Work-Study, you can review all available positions and apply on the Penn State Careers website.

Search the job website:

  • Filter your search by ‘campus’ and ‘federal work-study' to find the most appropriate opportunities for you.
  • Positions are listed by job title with the most recently posted positions listed first. Each title is linked to a complete job description.
  • Consider your academic interests, professional aspirations, position location, class schedule, and course load when determining if a position is right for you.

Apply for a position:

  • Once you have selected a position (or positions), apply directly from the job posting page by selecting ‘apply.’ The online application takes only a few minutes to complete.
  • You can apply for a Federal Work-Study position at any time, but you must accept your Work-Study in LionPATH for consideration.
  • When interviewing for Federal Work Study positions you should clarify expectations with the potential employer regarding either on/off-campus/in person or remote work arrangements.

Other considerations:

  • While the majority of positions are filled early in the fall semester, employers add jobs periodically throughout the year. Assume if a position is posted, the employer is still hiring.
  • An offer of Federal Work Study does not guarantee a job position is available.

*Please note: Federal Work-Study positions require you to be ‘hired’ by the University. One necessary step in this hiring process is for you to attend an I-9 Verification appointment in-person. At this appointment, you will be required to present original supporting documentation. Please consider this requirement and plan to have those documents available in their original form for that appointment.