What is Student Employment?
UC Riverside offers a variety of opportunities for part time student employment. On- campus employment provides a practical way for students to earn money, gain valuable work experience, and learn valuable time management skills.
Students are hired as student employees and have the opportunity to work in a variety of locations throughout the campus and off campus. Learn more about the program that is right for you. -
Federal Work Study
The Work-Study Program, which includes the Federal Work-Study Program, provides funding granted by the Federal Government to aid individuals with financial need in achieving a college education. Federal Work- Study assists employers by paying a portion of a qualified student's wages with the employer paying the remaining balance.
Learning Aligned Employment Program (LAEP)
The Work-Study Program is now offering the Learning Aligned Employment Program (LAEP), a state-funded, work-based learning program offered through the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) which provides eligible students, opportunities to gain education-aligned, career-related experience in their fields of study fully funded up to their allocation. On-campus research-based positions are currently available. Off-campus opportunities through Public Schools and Nonsectarian, nonpolitical organizations will be coming soon.
On-Campus Student Employment
Student employment is beneficial for all students regardless of their work-study or LAEP eligibility. We encourage all campus departments to consider hiring students as student employees so that they may be able to gain valuable UC work experience while earning necessary income mitigating increased higher education costs. Departments will also have the opportunity to utilize the skills and abilities of UCR students, strengthen students’ employment potential upon graduation, and reduce temporary staffing costs.