Whether you're looking for an on-campus job, Work-Study internship, or short-term job, Student Employment, as part of Calvin's Career Center office, connects students to meaningful employment, preparing them for the workplace after college.

Hours and location

Main Contact: career@calvin.edu
Hekman Library 372
Open Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (4:30 during summer)

Find a job

Looking for a job? On-campus employers hire more than 1,000 students each year to work in food service, information technology, marketing, housekeeping and more. U.S. residents can also find jobs off campus, some of which qualify for the federal work-study program.

Many positions are available throughout the year and during the summer on campus. You can also find jobs in the Grand Rapids area.

Find a job or internship

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Job posting disclaimer

Calvin College offers job postings as a convenience to job seekers. We do not screen all postings for legitimacy or safety. Job seekers must use their judgment when applying, interviewing and accepting positions. If you believe that a job posted at Calvin is inappropriate or unsafe, inform us immediately via an email to career@calvin.edu. Additionally, we expect Calvin College students and alumni to perform jobs obtained through our system to the best of their ability.

Keys to finding a job

  • Search for jobs on and off campus using Handshake. As a Calvin student you already have a login! Just log in with your Calvin username and passphrase.
  • Attend job fairs to connect with potential employers.
  • Apply to open jobs and go to interviews.
  • Need help with your résumé? Stop by the Career Center's walk-in hours to have your résumé reviewed.


The federal government provides funding to help pay wages for students who have a significant financial need not met by loans and scholarships. Student eligibity for this program can change as a student's finaical situation changes. Much of the money is used to help pay for on-campus student employee wages, but some is used for community service roles.

Calvin has selected several local non-profit organizations as Preferred Work-Study Partners. Students with large Work-Study award availability will be contacted by our office with open positions at these community Work-Study sites. Students will need to apply directly to the non-profit for the openings in order to secure a position. Positions are intended to include high-level, internship quality work. Pay is completed through Calvin's payroll, with the non-profit reimbursing Calvin for its portion of the wages.

The default wage is minimum wage, although some non-profits choose to pay more. Work-Study will cover 75% of minimum wage, and the non-profit is responsible to pay the remainder of the wages. To pay students, there are 3 options:

  • the supervisor can email the student's hours to payroll@calvin.edu or
  • fax the hours to Calvin's payroll department at 616-526-6057, or
  • students can turn in a paper time sheet to Calvin's payroll office (please do this in a timely manner to avoid missing pay periods).

Related forms:
Work-Study Agency Agreement
Work-Study Student Agreement

Hire a Calvin student

Calvin students are seeking a wide variety of positions, from short-term jobs to professional opportunities. Post your position on Handshake! For private household jobs, please fill out our posting form.

On-campus supervisors

Find instructions and forms related to hiring a student to work in your Calvin office.

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