Find On-Campus Employment

Schreiner University typically employs over 400 students each year, through a combination of work-study positions, other types of student employment jobs and MOUNTAINEER Internships. Working at Schreiner is ideal for students due to convenient location, flexible scheduling, social networking, and developing relevant, transferable skills. If you need extra funds to meet expenses, then working at Schreiner University can help.


  1. Go to HANDSHAKE and complete your profile. Be sure to upload your resume, as it is required to apply for jobs. If you haven’t logged on before, please register an account with your Schreiner student email.
  2. Fill out your profile.
  3. Upload your documents such as your Resume, Cover Letters, Student Employment Application form, and others to Handshake. (su-work-study-app.pdf (
  4. Start applying for jobs!
  5. Once you have a job offer, request an appointment for work-study orientation on HANDSHAKE.


(Note: All types of Student Employment fulfill a Meaningful Work Certificate requirement)

Work-Study Positions 

  • There are three types of work-study positions open to Schreiner students:
    1. Federal Work-Study
    2. Institutional Work-Study
    3. Community Service Work-Study
  • Federal Work-Study is open to Schreiner students who have received and accepted Federal Work-Study in their Financial Aid Package. If you have not received a Federal Work-Study offer in your Financial Aid package, but you believe you may qualify for work-study, please contact Financial Services – Financial aid | Schreiner University
  • Institutional Work-Study is open to those students who do not qualify for Federal Work-Study.
  • Community Service Work-Study is open to students who receive federal work-study and who are interested in working with a local nonprofit or public agency off campus.
  • Students are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week.
  • Minimum pay is $8.00, but Level II positions may start at a higher rate.

Other types of Student Employment

  • All Schreiner students are eligible for jobs that are not part of the work-study program. These include Schreiner Ambassadors, Mountaineer Mentors, Research Asssistants, Resident Assistants, Lifeguards and others.
  • Students are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week.
  • Compensation for these positions may be in the form of tuition assistance, scholarships, grants, etc.
  • Minimum pay is $8.00, but some positions may start at a higher rate.
  • Campus jobs and paid internships are also available with Chartwells, our campus food services and catering provider (Careers – Chartwells Higher Ed).

 MOUNTAINEER Internships

  • Open to all Schreiner students.
  • Paid on-campus internship in a department related to your major (eligible for Work-Study).
  • Minimum of 10 weeks.
  • Typically one semester, but the potential to extend into an additional semester.
  • Limited positions on campus.
  • Fullfills MEANINGFUL WORK Certificate requirement.
  • Students may also use this program for academic credit (subject to requirements of major/degree plan).


  • Students new to campus employment must attend two separate orientations session.
  • Work-Study Orientation is conducted through HANDSHAKE. Please request an appointment with David Reast for work-study orientation, once you have a job offer.
  • Payroll Orientation is conducted through Microsoft Teams on days and at times designated by Human Resource Services. Information on specific dates and times for payroll orientation, directions for completing and saving the required documements and the Payroll Orientation Package (pdf) are listed in HANDSHAKE under Resources.
  • Please contact David Reast with any questions regarding work-study and internships:
  • Please contact Carrie Rodgers with any questions regarding payroll: