There are many ways to find a part-time job. The Harvard Student Employment Office hosts a jobs database to connect employers with Harvard students. Only current undergraduates, graduate students and enrolled Division of Continuing Education students are able to access the database. Jobs range from office help to tutoring to snow shoveling.
Students can also find part-time employment on one’s own. One common method is to find a faculty member with whom you are interested in working with and ask them or their department whether they might need help with research. Another way is to seek out an interesting non-profit organization in the Boston area. If you are Federal Work Study eligible then you become especially attractive option for employers in the non-profit sector.
In addition to searching for jobs through the Jobs Database, there are many other ways to find jobs. Here are direct links to some of the bigger employers or resources for you to begin a job search.
Radcliffe Research Partnerships are a unique opportunity for Harvard undergraduate students to gain experience in research and be mentored by leading artists, scholars, scientists and professionals, who are Fellows for the year at the Radcliffe Institute. Research Partners are paid $14ph for their time and typically work between 5-10 hours a week on a specific project, providing research assistance whilst being mentored. More information on the program can be found on their website – along with testimonials from previous Research Partners.
Dorm Crew has been one of the largest and most-respected employers on Harvard’s campus. Student-run and student-managed, Dorm Crew is a great option for anyone looking for a high-paying job, unequalled management experience, or a great community of friends.
Harvard Student Agencies is the largest student-run corporation in the world. HSA provides dry cleaning, rentals, apparel, and more to the Harvard community.
The Harvard Watch Portal is a service exclusively for Harvard students, faculty, staff , and their eligible household members. The portal allows members of the Harvard community to offer and procure a range of services. Households seeking help can post jobs and find students with specific skills while Harvard students seeking jobs can post a resume and browse jobs by type.
The Office of Career Services (OCS) supports all students and alumni of Harvard College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in exploring and making effective career choices.
The Harvard Public Service Network (PSN) was developed to raise the level of discourse on campus about undergraduate public service, and to improve the quality and amount of services available to all students and student-led public service groups.
PBHA is a student-run, staff supported public service/social action organization at Harvard College providing a variety of services to the Greater Boston community.
The Bureau of Study Counsel is a resource center for students' academic and personal development.
Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) serves 13 undergraduate dining halls, a kosher kitchen, 14 campus restaurants, Crimson Catering, and Crimson Cash.
The Language Resource Center needs students to direct other students to audio, video, and computer materials required for course work, to help people with computers and equipment, and other varied maintenance duties. (Contact Thomas Hammond, 617-496-0607, firstname.lastname@example.org at the Lamont Library, 4th floor.)
Media & Technology Services at the Science Center provides media services to professors, student groups, and other events. There are jobs every semester for Camera Operators, Night-time Media Aides, & Black-board Washers. No previous experience required; training is provided. (Contact Liz Orenstein, 617-495-5357, email@example.com at the Science Center Prep Room. Work-Study is not required)
Sanders Theatre at Memorial Hall needs students to work as ushers at concerts/events. Shifts are primarily in the evening hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and are generally 4-5 hours long. You choose which shifts you want to work. Best part of the job is that you can potentially see a concert and also get paid.
The College Library System has many jobs available in shelving, cataloging, checking books, processing book orders, etc. in the various libraries. These jobs require training and a full semester commitment. Work-Study is preferred.