The Division of Student Life employs UA students for a variety of positions across our 20+ departments. Opportunities include Graduate Administrative Assistantships, as well as Graduate and Undergraduate Student Assistants.

More information can be found on individual student life department websites and on the UA student job website.

UA Student Employment Resources

Students must meet eligibility requirements to be employed as students.

Any hiring departments is encouraged to reference the hiring and onboarding page for advice on the hiring process.

There are required forms and paperwork that students must fill out in order to be officially employed as a UA student.

Employment start dates must be on a Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a UA Holiday).

Graduate Student Employment Resources

Find all types of resources for graduate student employees.

Background Checks

Background checks are required for all graduate student employees. The student employee onboarding request workflow (JIRA) coordinates with the UA Graduate School, who manages the process of initiating background checks.

Background checks are also required for certain undergraduate student employees. This depends on the nature of the position and the work.

I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

All individuals hired for employment in the United States must complete the Form I-9.

Once the Student Hiring/Rehiring Form is submitted, if an I-9 is required, the student will receive an email with instructions to complete Section 1 of the electronic Form I-9. The student will then need to visit Student Life Business Services in person for verification of the original documents proving identity and work eligibility. Copies of documents cannot be used.

A list of Form I-9 Acceptable Documents.

For more information on the Form I-9.

Federal Work Study

Federal work study programs provide students with valuable experience and opportunities. Learn more about federal work studies for UA students.

Federal Work Study Supervisor Guide

The Federal Work Study program consists of federal regulations and institutional requirements that must be followed to maintain compliance. The student’s supervisor should read the supervisor guide carefully.

Student Employee Hiring Requests (JIRA)

Use the button below to access the JIRA form for student employee hiring requests. With the JIRA request form, you can:

  • Submit an onboarding request for a new hire or rehire.
  • Submit a request to change the pay rate or hours per week for an existing employee.
  • Submit a request to offboard an employee leaving your department or UA.
  • Submit a form for a student extension of appointment or position transfer form.
Access the JIRA form