Student Jobs and Internships

While this page provides an overview of Radford University's student employment opportunities and resources, make sure to visit the Center for Career & Talent Development for Radford's most comprehensive employment support.

Types of Jobs

On-Campus Jobs
Radford University offers a wide variety of full-time and part-time employment opportunities to students here on campus. For the first two weeks of the semester, priority for campus jobs is given to students with financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Then in Week 3, all positions are opened to all students, regardless of financial need. Search for on-campus jobs through Handshake.

Internships offer a preview of what a particular job might be like by giving students a temporary role in a real company. Internships come in many different forms--learn more about them here.

Work Study
Work study positions are jobs offered through the Financial Aid Office to students who have financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Positions are opened to other students after the first week of classes. If you are offered employment as part of your financial aid award, you can begin contacting departmental supervisors beginning on June 15 prior to the fall and spring semesters in which you hope to work. See these instructions to learn how to apply for employment through Financial Aid.

Federal Government Jobs
Radford participates in the Partnership for Public Service and the Call to Serve initiatives. See the Center for Career & Talent Development's page on federal employment for links to jobs, career guides, and application advice.

How to Find Jobs

Handshake is a platform that lets students create a profile and search jobs, internships, and work study opportunities, as well as make appointments with Career Coaches. It can recommend jobs based on your major and interests. You begin by taking an assessment that requests information about your experience and career goals, and then you get personalized recommendations of jobs, fairs, and ways to search. Explore this extensive database of jobs and ways to search.

Job Search Resources
The Center for Career & Talent Development offers detailed support for every step of your job search. Their resources include a calendar of career fairs, career fair advice, salary research tips, the Focus 2 Career Assessment, and much more. Check out these pages to start: