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Federal Work-Study (FWS)

PLEASE READ: You must be awarded Federal Work-Study (FWS) to work one of these jobs. To determine if you are awarded FWS funds, log onto your myMemphis portal, click on Student Pages, then My Finances, and look under Financial Aid Awards for the current Award Year.  To inquire if you are eligible, contact the Student Employment Office at (901) 678-3737 or via email at StuEmp@memphis.edu.

If you are an international student under an F-1 visa, you are not eligible to work under FWS.

You must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours-Undergraduate/Law, and 5 graduate credit hours-Graduate) to be eligible to work on-campus for the Fall and Spring semesters.

If you are currently working as a FWS employee in a department, you cannot work for another department at the same time. You also cannot work as FWS while simultaneously under the Regular Student Employment (RSE) program.  You may work up to 25 hours a week, but it is up to the department to determine how many hours a week you can work. You and the department need to ensure that your work schedule does not interfere with your class schedule.

If you see a job you are interested in from the list below, please contact that department for an interview or follow the instructions provided.

NOTE: Some departments list student employment openings on their own web sites.

This information last revised: July 20, 2021

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Semester Needed: Ongoing
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: ITS Service Desk – Technical Student Assistant
Location: 100 Administration Bldg
Job Description: Accurately document all phone calls using the Online ticketing system. Troubleshoot technical issues over the phone and face-to-face. Possess excellent customer service skills, dependable, and self-motivated. Maintain 2 central IT Tigerlan labs (University Center Tech Hub & Library Learning Commons). IT majors preferred. Shifts are: 7a-11a; 11a-3p; 3p-7p; 7p-11p; 11p-7a.
Duties: Typing. Computer Knowledge, Running Errands
No. of Students Needed: 20 Federal Work Study Employees 
Hours: 20 hours per week
Pay Rate: $8 per hour
Contact Person: https://memphis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_02iwVo00iJcyFWl
E-mail: https://memphis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_02iwVo00iJcyFWl
Contact Phone: no call please
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Ongoing
Date Needed: Immediately
Department: Computer Science
Location: Dunn Hall, Rm. 226
Job Description: The Networking Research Lab has NSF funded projects on Internet monitoring and design. Interested students can email their transcript and resume to lanwang@memphis.edu.
The requirements are: (1) GPA of at least 3.0; (2) Obtained A from both COMP1900 and COMP2150; (3) can work for at least one year; (4) Knowledge about networking, operating systems (esp. UNIX), and (5) Some system admin. experience is a plus.

For more information about the research projects, please go to http://www.cs.memphis.edu/~lanwang/ and http://netlab.cs.memphis.edu.
Duties: See above job description
No. of Students Needed:  
Hours: 10+ per week
Pay Rate: $10.00 per hour
Contact Person: Lan Wang
E-mail: lanwang@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-2727 or 901-678-1546
Fax Number: 901-678-1506

Semester Needed: Summer 2021/Fall 2021
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: Environmental Health and Safety
Location: J.M. Smith 414
Job Description: Student assignments will include monthly inspections of equipment (fire extinguishers, exit signs, and emergency lights). Applicants should be comfortable with extensive walking, climbing (flights of stairs and ladders), and lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds. Extreme attention to detail and ability to follow instructions is a MUST. Computer and Internet skills; as well as an understanding of Microsoft Office Products.
Duties: Typing and Filing
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: A minimum commitment of 12 working hours each week- must be worked between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm; Monday - Friday
Pay Rate: $9.00 per hour
Contact Person: Thomas Eadie; Stephanie Moon
E-mail: ehas@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-4671
Fax Number: N/A

Semester Needed: Fall 2021
Date Needed: 8/28/21
Department: Center for Service Learning & Volunteerism
Location: UC 243
Job Description: The Center for Service Learning & Volunteerism (CSLV) is looking for an energetic student to help connect fellow students with volunteer opportunities! The CSLV is the one-stop shop for volunteering on campus and in the greater Memphis community and we help connect students through VolunteerCompass, Service on Saturay and Alternative Break Experiences. We are looking for someone that can help explain the volunteering process, create connections, and assist with questions.
Duties: Computer Knowledge
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: Flexible but during regular business hours: 8am - 5pm
Pay Rate: $13/hour
Contact Person: Kelsey Ryan
E-mail: ckryan@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-2644
Fax Number: N/A

Semester Needed: Ongoing
Date Needed: 8/28/21
Department: School of Law
Location: Downtown Law School
Job Description: Responsibilities will include picking up and delivering mail to/from main campus and Law School; distributing mail; answering phones; and assisting faculty and staff with various projects as needed. Excel and Word experience preferred. Position is located downtown, so reliable transportation is required. Must be a University of Memphis student awarded Federal Work-Study. Verify with Student Employment Office StuEmp@memphis.edu. Email resume to cwhitehd@memphis.edu.
Duties: Typing, Computer Knowledge, Filing, Copying, Running Errands, and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 2
Hours: 10-20 per week during regular business hours: 8am - 4:30pm
Pay Rate: $16/hour
Contact Person: Chris Whitehead
E-mail: cwhitehd@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: Please email.
Fax Number: N/A

Semester Needed: 202180 & 202210
Date Needed: 8/28/2021
Department: Student Wellness/Dean of Students
Location: 359 University Center
Job Description: This is a front desk position within the Dean of Students office. The position requires interaction with students and families either via walk in or telephone. Duties for this position include but are not limited to: Assisting the Tiger Pantry, run errands, answer phones, take & distribute messages, retrieve mail, filing and other duties as requested. Should be able to do light lifting as needed.
Duties: Typing, Computer Knowledge, Filing, Copying, Running Errands, and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: 8 am 4:30 pm Monday through Friday
Pay Rate: $10.00
Contact Person: Melissa Morgan
E-mail: mamorgn3@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-2187
Fax Number: