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Penn Libraries Student Employment Guidelines: Student Employment Guidelines

University Rules

  • To be eligible to work as a student worker, you must be a current Penn student.
  • We hire federal work-study and international work-study students.
  • Work-study students receive a work-study award as part of financial aid. Check with the Student Employment Office if you have questions about your status:

  • Students can work up to 20 hours per week during classes. If you work more than one job on campus, the total hours across all jobs must be 20 or less.
  • Students can work up to 40 hours during breaks and summers. The Pay Schedule lists the weeks when students can work up to 40 hours per week:

  • Breaks: Students are required to take an unpaid break of 30 minutes after 5 consecutive hours worked.

Nondiscrimination Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).