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We offer employment opportunities on- and off- campus through Federal Work Study (FWS) and student aid programs. New York Institute of Technology's programs run from July 1 through June 30. In addition to the opportunities listed below, we also have a robust internship program.

Federal Work Study Program

Positions are fully funded by the U.S. government and are awarded to eligible students as part of their financial aid package. Funds are earned by working on- or off-campus for an hourly wage.

To receive funds, you must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and indicate you would like to be considered for this program. After the FAFSA has been filed, New York Institute of Technology's Office of Financial Aid will determine your eligibility and level of funding.

Check your Student Service Hub financial aid information and your FWS award package. If you do not see an award, but think you may be eligible, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Federal Work Study Community Service: Students who have FWS can use these funds to work off-campus at non-profit employers that have an agreement with New York Tech. These positions offer excellent resume-building experiences and opportunities to network. Positions are open to students of all majors. If you participate in service or volunteer with a non-profit organization and would like to earn your FWS funds there, please contact ose@nyit.edu so we can set up an agreement.

Veteran Affairs Federal Work-Study (VA- FWS): The Veterans Affairs (VA) Work-Study Program is a VA education benefit that serves as an additional allowance paid to students for performing VA-related activities. Students must be attending at a 3/4 time rate of pursuit to participate.

How to Accept/Decline FWS Award


  • Sign in to the Student Service Hub
  • Click on My Financial Aid
  • Select Accept/Decline
  • Click the Edit button to accept your college Federal Work Study award

Veterans Work-Study

Student Veterans may be eligible to work in positions serving Veterans on campus or at approved off-campus organizations. You may be eligible for Veterans work-study if you meet all of these requirements:

  • You're enrolled at least three-quarter time in a college degree, vocational, or professional program, and
  • You have found an open job either at a nearby VA facility or in a VA-related role at your school, and
  • You can finish the work-study contract while you still qualify for education benefits, and
  • You're using an approved VA education benefits program to pay for your education or training

To start the process or get more information, contact Student Employment at ose@nyit.edu.

Student Aid

New York Institute of Technology funds a number of on-campus student aid positions. These hourly jobs are open to any matriculated student regardless of their financial aid package.

Graduate Assistantships

If you're a full-time graduate student, we offer assistantships that match your skills and experience with jobs on campus. These may include:

  • Assisting professors in a classroom, lab, or studio.
  • Assisting with academic research.
  • Supporting a department office or facility.

Graduate assistantships provide partial or total tuition remission in exchange for working a specific number of hours per week. Contact the director of the program for specific requirements and to find out what assistantships are available.


International Students

International students may apply for Student Aid and Graduate Assistantship positions. In a student aid position, you are paid on an hourly basis. Graduate assistantships are a form of tuition remission available to qualified students enrolled in New York Institute of Technology's graduate degree programs. The amount of tuition remission is based on the number of hours worked during a semester.



  • You must be currently enrolled in classes.
  • Students on academic or disciplinary probation are not eligible to work.
  • Students are NOT permitted to work on-campus past the date of graduation unless you are continuing your education at the next program level at New York Tech.
  • During the school year, students may work up to 20 hours per week. In the summer and during breaks, students may work up to 35 hours per week.

Applying for a Job


To apply to work on campus, log on to New York Tech's Handshake, where you'll find be able to search for search for all on campus jobs including Federal Work Study, student aid jobs, and graduate assistantships.

  • If you have not done so already, upload your resume under "Documents" and select "Build Profile from Resume." Handshake will automatically populate your education, work experience, and skills OR you may input your information manually under the "My Profile."
  • Enter a short bio, input your relevant coursework, and attach social links.
  • If you would like to be considered for positions outside of New York Tech, select the "Make My Profile Public" option.
  • Select the "Jobs" tab at the top of the page to search for jobs. Click All Filters, then "On-Campus Jobs."

Most positions are highly competitive. Make your application stand out by applying with a resume that's been reviewed by someone in Career Success and Experiential Education, and by following application instructions explicitly.

Hired? Now What?


You cannot begin working until your paperwork has been fully processed.

If you are chosen as a final candidate, your supervisor will initiate and send you an electronic contract. Once you complete and submit your portion of the contract, you must visit the Student Employment office on or before your start date to submit additional paperwork. You cannot begin working until all paperwork, including the electronic contract, has been fully processed. You cannot begin working prior to the start date indicated on the student contract.

If you are a new hire or have not worked in over a year, you will be asked to present original identification for the I-9 Employment Eligibility and Verification form.


Contact Us

Denniesia Cameron
Associate Director, Student Employment
Career Success and Experiential Education