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, two employment programs exist on campus, Part-Time Hourly and Work-Study.
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.
- University of Iowa students can search for jobs on HireaHawk.
- Students who are not enrolled at the University of Iowa can search for summer jobs through Temporary/Other Jobs@UIOWA.
To be awarded Work-Study for summer, students must:
- be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program
- demonstrate financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year
- be enrolled at least half-time (six hours for an undergraduate and three hours for a graduate during the summer). View information on the impact of dropping a class or withdrawing from the semester
- AFTER the student is registered for the summer session, submit a summer application (available on MyUI)
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 HireaHawk.
The Pomerantz Career Center maintains summer internship information for regional and national employers.