The Federal Work-Study program provides employment opportunities for students. A percentage of a student's wages will be covered by these federal funds, and the remainder will come from Bucknell. Students work an average of about 8-10 hours per week, and are typically paid bi-weekly. Therefore, your entire Work-Study award should not be subtracted from your bill, since the amount earned will depend upon the hours worked. We also have other jobs for students who do not have Federal Work-Study as part of their financial aid packages. Except for students in the Presidential Fellow program, students are not "placed" in jobs at Bucknell, so they can apply for jobs that interest them.
Working on campus
Working can be a rewarding opportunity for many Bucknell students during their time on campus. Job openings are diverse and vary in many different departments across campus.
- Students can check out The Bridge to see what specific job opportunities are available. Once you login, scroll down to One-Click Searches and click on Work Study or Campus Jobs.
- In addition to on-campus jobs, there are paid community positions with local non-profit agencies in the Lewisburg area. These important service jobs provide Bucknell students wages, practical skills, and valuable work experience while supplying much needed support to local community partner agencies. For more information, please go to the Office of Civic Engagement website.
If you are planning on getting a job, please have documents that prove your identity and employment authorization. Once you are hired to work, several documents are required before you may begin:
- Proof of Identity and Employment Authorization--one of the following-Passport, Foreign Passport, Permanent Resident Card--OR
- Proof of Identity-- one of the following-- Driver's License, School ID, Voter Registration, Etc. AND
- Proof of Employment Authorization-- one of the following-Social Security Card, Birth Certificate
Other Documentation Needed:
- Voided Check (for direct deposit)
- Bank Account number and Transit number (for direct deposit in savings account)
The documentation listed above is used to properly complete a W-4 and I-9 form at Payroll prior to the start of your employment. All documentation must be in the original and valid form, as no copies or faxes will be accepted. To see other acceptable documentation, please refer to Payroll's website.
Students are paid on a biweekly basis on Fridays. Direct deposit stubs are distributed to students through their campus mailbox and available on myBucknell. If you have any other questions regarding the student employment process at Bucknell University, please contact the Career Development Center.
Find jobs, internships, externships and on-campus opportunities
Login to The Bridge to review opportunities and complete a job application.