Work-study jobs help Middlebury Institute students pay living expenses and can provide valuable professional experience.

The Institute offers two work-study programs: Federal Work-Study (FWS) and Institute Work-Study. All students are eligible to apply for on-campus Institute Work-Study positions, while students with a formal FWS award on their financial aid offer letter can apply to both on- and off-campus work-study positions.

Federal Work-Study

The FWS program allows students to work part time (up to 20 hours per week) in a paid position, either on or off campus. FWS earnings are partially funded by federal monies and are intended to help pay for educational expenses such as food, housing, and transportation while in school. You must complete a FAFSA to be considered for a Federal Work-Study award.

Institute Work-Study

If you are not eligible for federal financial aid or did not receive an FWS award, you may work on campus (up to 20 hours per week) through Institute Work-Study. As an international student, you may be eligible to work on campus under Institute Work-Study if you have either an F-1 or a J-1 visa. No FAFSA is required for participation in the Institute Work-Study program.

Applying for a Work-Study Job

Currently available on-campus Federal and Institute Work-Study positions can by found on Workable.

Off-campus Federal Work-Study job opportunities are managed by the Center for Academic Advising and Career Services (CACS), and can be found on Handshake. Please remember that if you are looking for an off-campus job, you must have an FWS award to be eligible.

If you receive a job offer to work on-campus, please visit Human Resources to complete the on-campus hire paperwork and receive your work authorization card and instructions for submitting time sheets. You may not begin working until you receive your work authorization card from the Human Resources Office.

If you receive an off-campus job offer, you do not need to complete the on-campus hire paperwork. You will be hired directly by your off-campus employer and no further paperwork is required by the Institute from you.

Work-Study Hours

Students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic year. You can have more than one job, but the total hours for all jobs must not exceed 20 hours per week. During any period of non-enrollment (i.e. J-term and summer), you may work up to 37.5 hours per week. If you are a new student, you may not begin working until after your first day of class, provided you have received your work authorization card.