University Workforce Operations-Student Employment

Campus Address
120 USB
Mailing Address

120 University Services Building
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States

Student hourly work limitations are established by State of Iowa law. Students may work a maximum of 40 hours per week over the summer.

During the summer, University of Iowa students can work part-time hourly and Work-Study jobs on campus.

Part-Time Hourly

Summer class registration is not required for part-time hourly employment. During the summer hire exclusion period (late April through late September), employers may hire students who were enrolled at a college/university or high school during the prior spring or are enrolled for the summer session. The exact dates of the summer hire exclusion are established each year according to the biweekly payroll schedule.


To be awarded Work-Study for summer, students must:

The maximum summer Work-Study amount a student may be awarded is determined each year based on funding availability. A student's award amount is determined by the amount of their financial need. The minimum award is $600.  

Summer Employment Opportunities

In April, local employers will generally begin to advertise their summer jobs on Handshake.

The Pomerantz Career Center maintains summer internship information for regional and national employers.