Summer Job Postings


Enrollment in Summer is not required to receive Summer Work Study. To determine if you are eligible for Summer Work Study, call or visit Student Employment Services, 989.774.3881, UC 121.

Contact departments directly to pursue a job.

GSA and WORK STUDY - Annual Giving - seeks a Student Caller

Duties Include: Successful candidates have excellent telephone communication skills, are fluent in English, outgoing, have a great attitude, and willing to ask for donations. Ideal candidates are fun, outgoing, hard-working CMU students.
Skills Desired: A positive attitude, a desire to learn, and sales experience are a plus.
Schedule: Candidates must be able to work 3 shifts. Available shifts: Sun, 1p-5p; and 5:45p-9:30p; Mon - Thu, 5:45p-9:30p; and Fri, 12p-4p.

WORK STUDY - Art & Design - seeks an Office Assistant

Duties Include: Receptionist duties including answer the phone, take messages, answer over-the-counter questions, make copies, type, sort mail, and other miscellaneous clerical duties.
Skills Desired: Word-processing using Macintosh computers; must be able to handle confidential material, must be dependable and responsible, and must be able to communicate effectively.
Schedule: Position begins the week of July 18th.
To Apply: Stop by the Department of Art & Design office, Wightman 132 or email a cover letter and resume to Robin Langdon,

GSA and WORK STUDY - CMU Libraries

Located within the Charles V Park Library building, the University Library and the Clarke Historical Library offer flexible hours, a variety of responsibilities and a desirable work environment. Many students work with the libraries for their entire college careers. Job vacancies are filled from applications submitted to the current job postings list located below. More information can be found on the library's website.  Applicants must have a current class schedule to apply.
Current Openings:
Clarke Historical Library - Digitization Student Assistant

WORK STUDY - Educational Leadership - seeks an Office Assistant

Duties Include: General office duties such as filing, typing, and answering phone; maintain confidentiality of office operations and meetings; complete other duties as assigned.
Skills Desired: Prior office experience and Microsoft office experience.
Schedule: Flexible around class schedule.
To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume, and class scheduled to Nan Clapp,

GSA - Educational Leadership - Survey Assistant

Duties Include: Assisting incoming first year students to complete success surveys.
Skills Desired: Communication, approachability, people skills, enthusiasm, some computer and technology skills, and organization.
Schedule: The anticipated work schedule is 2-3 work hours during Orientation dates, May 30 - June 21, 2018.
To Apply: Email a statement of interest to Haley Anderson,

GSA and WORK STUDY - Engineering & Technology - seeks a Research Assistant

Duties Include: Literature review including search published articles in education technology domain, read, and prepare a report.
Skills Desired: Candidates must be a junior, senior, or a graduate student. The ideal candidate is motivated to search, read, and summarize more than 100 publications. Candidates with a background in educational technology, post-secondary education, or education in general are preferred. Previous intensive-writing, proof-reading experience is desirable. Candidates must be prompt and possess excellent communication skills.
Schedule: Up to 20 hrs/wk. Flexible schedule.
To Apply: Email a statement of interest and a resume to Dr. Ernur Karadogan,

GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management - seeks a Vehicle Service Worker/Garage

Duties Include: Clean and wash vehicles; clean and maintain garage work area; assist mechanics as needed.
Skills Desired: Must have a valid Driver's License and be able to pass a Driver's license check; must have the ability to lift 50 pounds; knowledge of and experience with basic automotive maintenance desired.
Schedule: Candidate must be available to work within the garage schedule, Mon - Fri, 7:30a - 4p.

GSA and WORK STUDY - Healthcare IT

Healthcare IT is the main provider of desktop technology support for all departments within the College of Health Professions, College of Medicine and CMU affiliated healthcare clinics.

GSA and WORK STUDY - Information Technology: Technical Services - seeks a Level 3 Technician

Duties Include: Provide on-site, carry-in, and drop-off repairs and other IT services for CMU's staff, faculty, and students; maintain, upgrade, diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair any hardware or software issues for desktop computers, laptops and netbooks, servers, peripherals, printers, tablets, and smartphones. Our services also include consultation, research, testing, documenting solutions for new and existing systems, and training users.
Skills Desired: Customer service background;  current industry-standard certifications are strongly encouraged such as CompTIA's A+; comfortable with current and popular computer operating systems, devices, and software; able to independently search for answers or create solutions to obscure and complicated problems.
Schedule: Flexible hours within M-F, 8a – 8p, Weekends, Noon - 8p. Openings vary by semester. If selected, you will be contacted for an interview.

GSA and WORK STUDY - Information Technology: Technical Services - seeks a Resnet Depot Technician

Residential Networking (Resnet) helps on-campus residents connect to CMU's internet, wireless, and network resources at the start of each Fall semester. Depot Techs set up stations in two convenient locations on campus to provide technical support for CMU's network registration process for thousands of campus residents. Tech savvy CMU students run  Depots  August 17 - 30, 2018, from early move-in to the start of classes. Early move-in options are available for Techs who will be campus residents themselves.
Apply online.

WORK STUDY - Journalism - seeks a motivated Student Assistant for their busy office. Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to apply!

Duties Include: General receptionist duties, answering the telephone, and data entry, assistance with various projects and maintaining databases. 
Skills Desired: Must be highly organized, self-starters who are detail-oriented and work without close supervision. Candidates must present a professional image. Non-Journalism majors and minors only. Must have working knowledge of Office (Word, Excel), the Internet, Blackboard, and email; demonstrated organizational skills with strong attention to details.  Prefer one semester of campus experience and live in the local area.
Schedule: 8a - Noon and 1p - 5p. Position continues into the  Academic Year, 2018-19. 
To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Cindy Gall,

GSA - Marketing and Hospitality Services Administration - seeks a Student Assistant

Freshmen and Sophomores are encouraged to apply.
Duties Include: Provide assistance to faculty, staff and office visitors; answer the phone, noting and delivering accurate messages; schedule appointments for the academic advisor; file, mail distribution, campus delivery, and copy jobs; data entry; constructing documents and spreadsheets, and other duties and projects as assigned. Previous office experience is preferred, but not required. 
Skills Desired: Project a positive attitude and be dependable; possess interpersonal skills to interact effectively with students, staff and the public; must have an eye for detail; exhibit a willingness to learn and be a team player; able to work with minimal supervision; a base knowledge of MS Office Suite is required; familiarity with campus and the CBA is a plus.
Schedule: The position begins August 20. Hours vary based on class schedule/availability during office hours Mon - Fri, 8a - 12p and 1p - 5p.
To Apply:  Email an attached cover letter, resume, and Fall class schedule to Robin Berry, Department Executive Secretary,  Do not apply in person or by phone.

GSA - MEDIAGraphix - seeks a Graphic Designer

Duties Include: Turn design requests to record requirements and client needs; manage project implementation and define budget constraints; work with the latest Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator programs; think creatively and develop new concepts, visuals and layouts; prepare rough concepts and present your ideas; amend final designs to clients' comments and gain full approval; and assist with advertising and university event signage.
Skills Desired: Evident graphic design skills with a strong portfolio; possession of creative flair, versatility, conceptual and visual ability and originality; professionalism regarding time, costs and deadlines; high proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator); exhibit excellent customer service, professional appearance and communication; ability to interact, communicate and present ideas; possess strong organizational skills; and display a positive eager-to-learn attitude and hardworking demeanor.
Schedule: Candidates will be available to work at least 4 hrs/day, Mon - Fri.
To Apply: Submit applications online and email required documents to

GSA and WORK STUDY - Medicine - seeks a Student Assistant

Duties Include: Data entry, imaging and scanning documents, preparing Excel spreadsheets, assist with account reconciliations, assist with downloading reports and preparing journal entries in SAP, plus other duties as assigned.
Skills Desired: Experience with SAP and Microsoft Office; organized and detail-oriented; must be able to maintain confidentiality.
Schedule: 20-40 hrs/wk, Mon-Fri, 8a - 5p; schedule will be based on need and student availability.
To Apply: Email cover letter, resume and class schedule to Kim Denslow-Wheeler,

GSA and WORK STUDY - ORGS Vivarium - seeks an Animal Care Technician

Duties Include: General animal care such as feeding, watering, daily health checks, daily paperwork, general housekeeping such as sweeping, mopping, laundry, cage and bottle wash, and operating autoclave.
Skills Desired: Ability to work with rodents, able to lift 35lbs, ability to stand and work on your feet for extended periods of time, ability to work with disinfectant chemicals, and the ability to follow and wear all personal protective equipment.
Schedule: List all available 3-4 hour time blocks within Mo - Fr, 8a - 5:30p, M-F; must be able to work semester breaks, holidays, and rotational weekends.
To Apply: Email a resume, work availability, and a cover letter explaining why you would like to work in the vivarium and if you have any experience working with rats, mice, and/or other animals to Carol Stevens,

GSA and WORK STUDY - Parking Services - seeks a Parking Enforcement Officer

Duties Include: Consistent enforcement of the CMU Campus for vehicles parking in violation; coverage of special events including Football and Basketball lot attendant.
Skills Desired: Position requires walking the entire campus. 
Schedule: Shifts vary due to Special Events. Hours for enforcement are typically 5a-8p. For proper enforcement, class schedules having a min 2 hr block between 8a-4p and able to work 10-25 hrs/wk are requested. 
Apply Online under Employment Opportunities

GSA and WORK STUDY - Public Broadcasting - seeks a Radio News Reporter

Duties Include: Produce daily newscast stories and features for broadcast within CMU Public Radio’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered; pitch strong, local stories on a regular basis; receive assignments and leads from the news director; prepare questions, record interviews in person or via phone; write and edit copy and audio, and prepare stories for web posting. Reporters have access to studios and field equipment as needed.
Skills Desired: High energy, a quick learning curve, and a great work ethic. Exceptional writing skills are required; experience with audio editing, specifically using Adobe Audition is preferred; a basic understanding of Public Broadcasting Services.
Schedule: A minimum of 12 hrs/wk, preferably two consecutive days;  up to 40 hrs/wk during the Summer; up to 20 hrs/wk during the Academic year; some weekend and evening hours may be required. Staffing levels over holiday periods will be determined.
To Apply: Email

WORK STUDY - Science, Mathematics, Technology Center - seeks a Student Assistant

Duties Include: Greet visitors, file, answer the phone, correspondence, make copies, run errands, process mailings, data input, and assist office personnel as needed.
Skills Desired: Computer knowledge and skills are helpful; must possess good phone and communication skills, have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and be motivated and dependable.
Schedule: Flexible hours between MON - FRI, 8:30A - 5P; approximately 17-20 hrs/wk with the possibility of more beginning July 1. 
To Apply: Email a resume and class schedule (if applicable) to Pat Perry,

WORK STUDY - Stewardship & Donor Relations - seeks an Office & Special Events Assistant
Duties Include: Assembling event invitation mass mailings, event registration, coordinating supplies, contact with donors and campus constituency, event set-up and tear-down, decorating, and assisting with program coordination; and various office clerical duties and additional tasks as required by the department.
Skills Desired: Knowledgeable experience with Windows, Word, Excel and Access; must be able to handle multiple tasks, work independently in a fast-paced environment, graciously handle rejection relating to cold calls, interact courteously while presenting a high standard of service and projecting a professional attitude; an extreme attention to detail, a high level of organization and professionalism and excellent verbal and written composition.
Schedule: Flexible with classes during weekly business hours, 12-16 hrs/wk. Additional hours are required for special events and projects; staffing all CMU home football games is a requirement; preference given to applicants available during the summers, and staying at CMU until 2019 or longer.
To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume, references, Campus ID number, and Work Study eligibility to Gwynn Tilmann, You may also email for mailing or hand-delivery instructions.

GSA – TRIO Upward Bound: Student Support Services – seeks a Day and Evening Mentors

Duties Include: Mentors are assigned a group of UB Summer Academy students to work with during the two week program; attend classes with assigned students; live in resident hall and assist with the daily implementation of the total residence program; supervise, monitor and evaluate 8-12 male/female high school residents in a co-ed dormitory unit; assist the Upward Bound Assistant Director with Move-In and Move-Out day procedures for the Summer Academy program; and assist instructors with materials and class attendance as needed; take morning attendance; make sure students arrive on time to their classes; eat breakfast, lunch and dinner with the assigned group; submit weekly progress reports to the UB Director and/or Assistant Director; report any student problems (social, academic or personal) to the UB Director and/or Assistant Director; sponsor educational programs; attend all meetings and training programs related to UB Summer Academy; meet weekly with the groups to assess their adjustment to campus classes foreseeing any issues with classes or with other students in the academy; monitor any social or adjustment problems; conduct room checks each evening and stay awake during evening hours to monitor students; completion of an incident report form and/or a medical emergency report form, and any additional program report or form as necessary; attend all field-trips and outings with the program; exemplify mature and professional behavior with students at all times; plan a social activity each week for the assigned floor; assist UB Assistant Directors in the planning and implementation of the weekly "Evening College Life 101 Series"; assist the Director/Academic Advisor with the daily "Bed Check" roster and "Newspaper" with weather and upcoming events; and participate in and attend the UB Summer Academy Closing Ceremony. Mentors receive room and board along with a wage with experience for the two weeks on campus.
Skills Desired: Must possess good communication skills, problem solving skills, and conflict resolution skills; must be able to be a model to high school students and relate personal college experiences to students; must be able to hold students accountable for their actions; must be a team player and be committed to the principles and philosophy of UB program; must be flexible, patient, and able to enforce rules; must show no favoritism, and show respect for yourself and for the students.
Schedule: Available to work the entire Summer Academy, July 8 - July 21, 2018, including weekends and attend Upward Bound (UB) staff training on campus and/or Detroit in May, dates to be announced. Evenings begin at 4:00p.
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Primavera Jimenez,

GSA and WORK STUDY - University Events - seeks Front Desk Staff

Duties Include: Answer the phone, greet guests and other general receptionist duties; process event information using precise detail when inputting requests utilizing Astra and KX for external and internal clients campus wide; create Excel spreadsheets and Word documents; other duties as assigned.
Skills Desired: Previous office experience is preferred. Strong written and oral communication skills; a demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service and maintain confidentiality; experience with a printer and fax; demonstrated organization skills with strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision; proficiency in Word and Excel; must present a professional image.
Schedule: Schedule 20-40 hrs/wk, during office hours, Mon - Fri, 8a - 5p. Positions continue into the Academic Year, 10-20 hrs/wk. Actual schedule to be determined based on student availability and office need. Schedule may change each semester. Candidates are available during Spring Break, Winter Break and Summers.
To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume and class schedule to Cindy Verwey,

GSA and WORK STUDY - University Recreation

CMU's University Recreation department offers a variety of employment opportunities at the Student Activity Center. The SAC work environment prides itself on being not just a job, but also an experience. No matter what your academic focus, URec Student Staff gain valuable lifelong skills from their employment experiences at the SAC. With more than a million users and visitors coming into the SAC each year, student staff work in a diverse environment and share a unique employment experience.
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