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Summer with SFA

Apply for work-study

These part-time jobs are federally funded opportunities on-campus designed to help cover costs associated with your educational expenses. Work-study positions open the door to professional environments and, in many cases, provide networking experiences related to your area of study! Available positions are posted on

If you're interested in the federal work-study program, you will need to answer "yes" to question 31 on your FAFSA. Visit our Applying for Aid page to learn more.

Current Work-Study Postings 

Additional employment opportunities

Master's and doctoral assistantships

Often categorized as one of the following:

  • Administrative assistantships
  • Research assistantships
  • Teaching assistantships

These assistantships are available to facilitate progress toward your graduate degree by providing work experience under the supervision of a mentor.

Visit the Graduate Studies' webpage to learn more.


The Center for Career and Professional Development collaborates with departments around campus and area employers to provide internship opportunities. These are posted on Handshake, the CCPD's career management platform. Just log on using your mySFA credentials and explore available internships at your convenience!

View step-by-step instruction on the CCPD How to Apply for Internships Handshake user guide.

Off-campus jobs with area employers

Many area employers utilize the CCPD's career management platform, Handshake, to post job opportunities for SFA students. Use your mySFA credentials to log on to Handshake and click on "Jobs" to search postings.

View step-by-step instruction on our How to Apply for Jobs Handshake user guide.

Resource to continue career development

Summer is a great time to prepare for your next opportunity – continue your career development by taking some of the following steps:

  • Meet with a career coach. Career coaches can help provide guidance in selecting a major or a minor, learning what you can do with your major, preparing for future job or internship searches and much more.
  • Conduct an informational interview, or do job shadowing with a professional in the field you want to pursue.
  • Update your professional documents and submit them for feedback.
  • Strengthen your interview skills with a mock interview, or use InterviewStream to practice on your own.

These are only a few examples of the resources available through the Center for Career and Professional Development. Visit the CCPD website to learn more!