Student Employment

We offer a number of employment opportunities both on-and-off campus for Roger Williams students. Students are encouraged to work in an area that will complement their chosen majors.

Federal Work-Study Jobs

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These are jobs around the campus that are open to eligible students at any point in their academic career. Eligibility for Federal Work-Study (FWS) is determined from the information students provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students can work in a particular job for one semester or for all four years.

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FIT (Financed Individualized Training) Work-Study Jobs

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The FIT program, unique to RWU, is a three-year opportunity for rising sophomores at RWU. You’ll have the chance to build your resume with meaningful, hands-on experience right on campus – and be paid to do it! You’ll work with a faculty or staff mentor in a role related to your academic work, watching your role expand with your knowledge base and experience level. This is a real job with realistic work expectations.

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Community Service Opportunities

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Through the Feinstein Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, students may earn their work-study awards in the community at non-profit agencies. This is a great way to make a positive impact on the local community.

If you are interested in securing a work-study position in a community-service setting, please contact the Feinstein Center at, call 401-254-5670, or fill out an application.

Payroll Jobs

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Students who are not offered Federal Work-Study as part of their financial aid package, or is a non-financially aided student, may be employed as a Student Worker. These are on-campus employment opportunities. Hourly employment wages are paid entirely by a department on-campus through its regular budget.

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