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Student Jobs

Student employees at Lander Desk

HFS employs over 1000 students who provide a wide variety of services in support of our mission of working together to enhance student life. This job experience encourages lifelong learning, enhances community involvement, and develops skills that will last a lifetime.

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Flexible schedules

Your work schedule is built around you, with respect for your studies and lifestyle.

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Convenient locations

With more than 35 dining locations and offices, there is work right where you are.

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Learn while you work

Working with HFS is more than a job it is a chance to develop skills and experience.

Student employee serving food at Tero in Local Point
Student employees sorting mail
Student employees working in Conference Services office

Tips for applying

  • Apply early, the sooner you apply the sooner you’ll find a job.
  • Keep your information current, including your schedule. The information you provide helps us find you the right job.
  • Be ready to work. We’re looking for eligible students to work at least 10 hours a week who want to learn new skills!

International students

If you are studying at the UW, HFS offers you the opportunity to expand your experience too! When you are hired, you will receive information about applying for your Social Security card.

DACA and undocumented students

The university and its leadership remains steadfastly committed to the educational success of DACA enrollees and undocumented students. HFS follows University guidance in supporting employment of DACA students.

Work-study positions

All of our jobs are work-study eligible. If you receive any form of financial aid, you should check with the Work Study Office when you are hired.


Student success stories

Students accessing job applications on their computers

What if I don't have any 'real' work experience?

Most of the student jobs HFS offers are entry-level positions. We recognize that for many students, this will be their first opportunity to seek employment.  We appreciate having the opportunity to guide and mentor new employees into the workforce and potentially into careers. We value what you bring to the University. Please list any volunteer or school and community project experience on your application. Here are some resources for you to use to enhance your resume.

Thank you for your interest in working at HFS.
We are not accepting applications for student employment at this time.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.