Student Employment

Welcome to Luther Seminary Student Employment! We aim to provide information here to help you navigate all aspects of student employment, whether you are a student seeking an opportunity or a supervisor looking to supplement your current staff with a flexible, part-time student worker. Under each section you will find information and forms unique to both the student and the student supervisor to help in the employment process.

Got a question that isn't answered on the website? Please feel free to contact Human Resources at

Program Overview

Student Eligibility:

  • Must currently be enrolled as a student at Luther Seminary*
  • Must be able to provide proper documentation proving ability to work in the United States
  • Must remain in academic "good standing", being able to manage work and rigorous study

*Grace Period for Graduates: Due to employment classifications, students are strongly discouraged from work as a "student worker" after they've graduated from Luther Seminary. A student worker's last day of employment should be no later than 90 days from last day of the student's final academic term.

Pay Rates:

Most student work on campus follows a pay rate metric as outlined below. Some notable exceptions to this pay rate metric would be Head Resident, Student Leadership, and Teacher's Assistant roles on campus.

Student Pay Rates (per hour)

First Year Second Year Third Year
Non-Skilled Positions $9.00 $9.50 $10.00
Skilled Positions* $10.00 $10.50 $11.00


* Skilled positions are those that necessitate previously acquired work or educational experiences and/or specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities in order to preform the key duties of the job. This classification is established in consultation with human resources.

HOur Restriction:

Once student employment has been secured, there are certain restrictions to the allowable number of hours a student can work in a given pay period. These guidelines ensure all students remain in compliance with federal law and the student handbook.

  • International students must ensure they remain in compliance with any work restrictions stipulated in their visa.
    • EXAMPLE: International Students on an F1 Visa cannot work more than 20 hours per week
  • The guideline for all other student workers is as follows:
    • During Academic Term--Maximum 20 hours per week
    • Non-Academic Term (J-Term, Summer)--Maximum 40 hours per week

Student Worker Handbook:

The following handbook outlines policies and codes of conduct from the Employee Handbook applicable to all student workers on campus. Please familiarize yourself with these policies to ensure a compliant work environment.