Student Employment at Harvard

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The Harvard Student Employment Office will be transitioning to an on-campus presence over summer 2022. We are available by appointment Monday through Friday with walk-in hours on Wednesday. We are dedicated to answering your questions and will be available by email or phone to assist. Please email or call (617) 495-2585.  If you hold an off-campus FWSP or Faculty Aide position, please continue to email to schedule a virtual I9 appointment and inquire about in-person appointments.
Thank you for your patience during this time.


SEO Jobs Database

 The Student Employment Office (SEO) maintains a database to connect you with employers both on and off-campus.

For Students

Signing up for the Jobs Database

Learn how to sign up to use the Jobs Database

About Signing Up

For Employers & Faculty

Posting a Job

Information for employers for posting a job

About posting a job

For Students

Job Search

Find opportunities in our Jobs Database

Search For a Job

Federal Work Study

The Federal Work Study Program (FWSP) is a federally-funded financial aid program available to US citizens and permanent residents. The mandate of the program is to assist students with the cost of their college education by providing a subsidy to employers for part-time student employment.

Register a Work Study Job

For Students

Complete a referral card to start earning your Federal Work Study Funds

Off-Campus Work Study

For Students

Work for off-campus non-profit employers while using Federal Work Study

Summer Work Study

For Students

Eligibility for Summer FWSP is dependent on the student’s FWSP eligibility for the following academic year

Hire a Work Study Student

For Employers & Faculty

FWSP offers significant cost savings in employing eligible Harvard students


Given the COVID-19 pandemic, email phishing and job scams may be on the rise. Please always be vigilant and exercise common sense when responding to any job posting in the SEO Jobs Database or any other job-search databases.

To learn more about job scams, what to look for, and how to protect yourself, please visit the Federal Trade Commissions website.

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Featured Event

Student Employee of the Year 

In recognition of their invaluable contributions to our community, we are pleased to announce that the 2022 Harvard Undergraduate Student Employee of the Year is Sofia Diaz-Rodriguez, and the 2022 Harvard Graduate Student Employee of the Year is Pabithra Nagarajan of HSPH!

Read more about the SEOTY Program

SEO Flagship Events

National Student Employment Week

April 10-16, 2022. Recognizing the invaluable service of student employees!

Learn more about NSEW Week

Fall Job Fair 

Every fall, about a week after classes begin, the Student Employment Office hosts a job fair for both undergraduate and graduate students.

More about the Fall Job fair

Spring Job Fair

The 2022 Spring Job Fair took place virtually on February 3rd on the SEO Jobs Database.


More about the Spring Job fair

By The Numbers


of seniors reported that they began working during their freshman year


of students had part-time work at one point, including both on and off-campus


Average number of hours worked in a typical week during senior year

Faculty Aide Program

The Faculty Aide Program has introduced thousands of students in all concentrations to research and is a great program for students in the initial stages of their research careers.

More about the Program

Getting Paid

All on-campus student employment is processed through Harvard's Peoplesoft system. Once you are hired, you can use Peoplesoft to report time, complete tax forms, view paychecks, sign up for direct deposit, and view W-2's.

More about payroll process

International Students

Learn about on employment opportunities and requirements for international students

Harvard International Office