Details of Eligibility

To be eligible for student employment, you must be a registered student at Clemson University. You will need to provide documentation to accompany an I-9 form (see List of Acceptable Documents for Form I-9 ).

Application Process for Student Employment

To apply for a Student Assistant position in the University Libraries, please complete the following steps:

  • Check our Position Availability located on the Libraries’ website under “Jobs.”
  • If you are interested in a posted job, please complete the Online Application attached to that particular job listing. The application will be submitted to the hiring supervisor for review. If you are selected as a final candidate, the supervisor will contact you for an interview. If chosen, you will be contacted by the supervisor to complete necessary paperwork (Form I-9, Student Employee Acknowledgment Form) prior to starting work.

Hours of Work per Week

  • Effective January 1, 2014, Clemson University will not allow student employees to work more than 28 hours per week at any time or for any reason. A Clemson workweek begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday.
  • Student employees at Clemson Libraries cannot work at any other Clemson University funded job while employed within the Library budget center/department.

Summer Employment

Although work is not guaranteed, all eligible student employees may work up to 28 hours per week during the summer as long as they are enrolled the spring semester before and the fall semester after.

International Student Employment

International students may only work up to 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters.  During the official school holidays and summer break, while maintaining valid status, he/she may work up to 28 hours per week on campus.

Federal Work-Study Program

The Library hires many student employees who have received a federal work-study (FWS) award. The Federal Work-Study program provides jobs for undergraduate students who have established financial need through the submission of the FAFSA. The FAFSA must be received by the federal processor by March 1 for freshmen and April 1 for upperclassmen to receive priority consideration. Students who wish to continue as FWS employees must reapply annually. Students must be enrolled full time and maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive such financial assistance.

Students are paid semimonthly, and paychecks are automatically deposited into students’ bank accounts. Since Work-Study earnings are paid directly to students, the money cannot be credited to student accounts for satisfaction of University charges.

If employed in the Federal Work-Study program, a referral letter from the Financial Aid Office is required each new Work/Study period (Fall & Spring semesters). With the supervisor’s approval, a student may continue to work after exhausting his/her Work Study allotment, but it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to contact the Financial Aid Office to learn if continuing to work will risk  future financial aid.