Types of Employment

  • On-Campus Employment

    With nearly 1-3 students working on the Iowa State campus, what better way to generate an immediate support system with supervisors, colleagues and friends then to find a part-time job while you’re in school! Click here to learn more about life as a student employee at Iowa State.  

    On-Campus Employment
  • Work-Study

    The Work-Study program is a need-based financial aid program funded by the federal government and Iowa State University. It is awarded to students based on need demonstrated on the FAFSA. Unlike grants and scholarships, Work-Study awards are earned through part-time employment and paid through the payroll process in the form of bi-weekly pay. Click here to learn more about Work-Study Eligibility at Iowa State. 

  • Community Service

    The community service Work-Study program at Iowa State provides an opportunity for students to engage in meaningful work experiences to improve the quality of life for community residents, particularly low-income individuals, and solve problems related to the residents’ needs. Interested in finding part-time, community service employment? Click here to learn more. 

    Community Service Employee
  • Undergraduate Research Assistantship

    Iowa State University’s Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) Program encourages outstanding juniors and seniors to pursue graduate study by offering them hands-on experience in a formal research environment. Looking for an opportunity to work with talented individuals in a research environment? Click here to learn more.  

    Undergraduate Research Assistantships
  • America Reads/America Counts

    America Reads/America Counts is a team of Iowa State Students committed to improving children’s reading and math knowledge. This program partners with nearly 40 schools and agency’s to providing tutoring support to students in Central Iowa. Interested in being a math and reading tutor for PK-8th grade students? Click here to learn more about how to get involved.  

    America Reads/America Counts (AR/AC)