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Students may be employed by Vanderbilt through Federal Work Study or the Insititutional Employment programs.

All current Vanderbilt students have access to the online job bank called HireADore. It is a free service to all employers who wish to list on-campus and/or off-campus opportunities. Departments will register a department Contact on HireA Dore. The Contact will have the opportunity to post positions as well as search for qualified student employees.

The Federal Work Study Program (FWSP) is a federally funded program designed to provide part-time employment opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with demonstrated financial need. FWS funds allocated to the university will pay a share of the student's wages and the university departmental employer pays the remaining cost share of wages. Once the student's FWS allocation is expended, the student will be switched to an Institutional Employment Job Code and the department will be 100% responsible for the wages paid. Departments and students are notified when this occurs.

All Vanderbilt University students are eligible to seek and obtain Student Institutional Employment (IE) positions. Wages for Institutional Employment positions are not subsidized by the federal government; the employing department pays 100% of the student's wages.

Student's Work Week

Undergraduate and all international students may not work more than 19 hours per week, inclusive of all positions, while school is in session.

Graduate/ Professional students may not work more than 29.5 hours per week, inclusive of all positions, while school is in session. Academic programs may have additional restrictions on maximum number of hours worked weekly.


The Vanderbilt University Office of Student Employment reserves the right to refuse to post any job which appears to be inappropriate in nature or to discriminate against individuals on the basis of their race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, or genetic information. In addition, the employer may not discriminate against individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation , gender identity, or gender expression.