Student Jobs

Information Technology (IT) is one of the major student employers on campus. Students work as Computer Center Supervisors, Student IT Specialists, and Interns. In general, we recommend that students work for at least one semester as a Supervisor before applying for other positions within IT.

Information for Supervisors

"America Reads/America Counts" Tutor Program

Amherst College participates in the federal government's "America Reads Challenge," a nation-wide program designed to employ college students "as reading tutors for children to help insure that all children will read independently and on grade level by third grade". America Reads also provides reading tutors for adults who participate in authorized family literacy programs, whose children are receiving tutoring through the America Reads program.

Off-Campus Employment Under Federal Work-Study

A student may be employed off campus under the Federal Work-Study Program by a federal, state, or local public agency, or by a private nonprofit organization. Work is not permitted for the U.S. Department of Education, the Congress and its committees, or for individual elected officials at any level of government. The work must be performed "in the public interest" - that is, for the national or community welfare, rather than for a particular interest or group.

Student Employment

Student employment at Amherst College is open to all students, without regard to whether they are eligible to receive financial aid. More than half of all students at Amherst work on campus at some time during the academic year.