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Employment Options

Employment Options

If you are a student interested in working part-time, there are many opportunities on Duke’s campus. While the university policy allows students to work no more than 19.9 hours per week, we highly recommend graduate students limit their working time to no more than 10 hours per week. You will find yourself with a high level of academic rigor and we’ve found that students excel best, both academically and professionally, when they limit their working hours to no more than 10 per week.

While we do not not place students in jobs or maintain a list of open positions, there are a number of resources where you can search for current part-time job openings available around campus:

  • JobX is an excellent resource for student employment (your NetID is required to access JobX)
  • Campus Recreation offers a variety of positions for students available at Brodie Recreation Center and Wilson Recreation Center
  • Duke Library System offers a variety of positions within the library system, including technical roles
  • Office of Information Technology looks for students who have excellent customer service skills and an interest in learning more about technology
  • The Academic Resource Center hires graduate students to work as peer tutors helping students with specific courses or areas of study
  • Housing and Residence Life hires Graduate Residents (GRs) for key student leadership roles. GRs reside in assigned on-campus housing and works as a mentor, advisor, and resource agent
  • Build relationships! Students often TA for a professor they have built a relationship with throughout their time in class together. Get to know your first semester professors so they are aware of your interest in a future TA opportunity

Please note:

  • PhD students on external fellowships should check to see if they can work while on fellowship.
  • international students who hold an F-1 or J-1 visa must fill out appropriate documents with Duke Visa Services BEFORE beginning work.