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Student Employment

Student Employment is a collaborative effort among several departments at Coe College. Below you will find contact information for each office that plays a part, as well as a brief introduction to the many ways you can work on or off campus!

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Office and Contact Information:

Work Study Eligibility Questions:

Financial Aid
Phone: 319.399.8540

Student Payroll:
Human Resources
Phone: 319.399.8098

Off Campus Work Study (Federal):

Community Engagement
Phone: 319.399.8660

Internships or non-work study employment:

Center for Creativity and Careers
Phone: 319.399.8581

International Students:

International Student Affairs
Phone: 319.399.8541

Academic Year Student Employment

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Students at Coe College have the opportunity to develop professional relationships and gain personal and career development skills in a variety of areas through student employment. These positions prepare students for the job market and wages earned can help pay for personal or school expenses. All available job openings are listed in Coe Connections.

  • On Campus Work Study
    Work study jobs are available to students that show financial need and are enrolled in a minimum of two course credits. Students typically work 6-8 hours per week, depending on the work study award. Please reference the Work Study Handbook or contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
  • Off Campus Work Study
    Coe students have the opportunity to work at community/non-profit organizations in Cedar Rapids. The Office of Community Engagement helps students find new positions that are tailored to meet their interests and needs. Examples of work study sites include, but are not limited to; schools, museums, hospitals, libraries, homeless shelters, after school programs and nature centers. Applicants must have a federal (as opposed to institutional) work study award to be eligible. Contact Office of Community Engagement for details. 
  • Internships
    Internships are a critical part of a student’s educational experience and can be either academic or experiential. Academic internships fulfill an educational requirement and are overseen by a faculty advisor. Experiential internships are not taken for academic credit but allow students to gain valuable employment experience. For more information about internships, contact the Coe College Center for Careers and Creativity.
  • Non-Work Study Positions
    There are many opportunities to work on campus or in Cedar Rapids without a work study award. You will find access to exciting positions in the community and on campus by searching Handshake, accessible at For more information, visit the Center for Creativity and Careers.

Summer Student Employment

Summer student employment begins the day after graduation and ends the day before classes begin. Any work completed during this time is not work study and cannot be paid through a work study award.

All summer student employment opportunities can be found on Handshake, accessible at

International Student Employment

Click here to view the guidelines for International Student Employment.