At Longwood, we care about helping our students find the right employment opportunities.

Longwood University, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is an equal opportunity institution of higher learning. Consistent with Federal and State law, the University promotes equal opportunity for all prospective and current students and employees. The University will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, military status, or disability status, except in relation to employment where a bonafide occupational qualification exists. Anyone with questions concerning access or accommodations should contact Disability Support Services at 434.395.2391 (V); 800.828.1120 (TT Relay).

Students cannot work without prior authorization from Student Employment, including students who are already employed in another student position in a different department.

Find and Apply for Jobs

Handshake is where you can search and apply for student jobs and internships.

Access Handshake

  • Sign in via your Lancer Net ID and Password.
  • Complete your profile to get the job recommendations, messages, and events that matter to you.

Visit Career Services for more information.

Time Entry and Pay Period

All student employees submit their work time by web-time entry through the MyLongwood Employee Self-Service site. There is a 'Time Sheet' link under the 'Employee' tab within this site. 

All employees are paid on a bi-weekly pay period. Instructions pertaining to web-time entry may be found here: 

Student Web Time Training (pdf)
Approver Web Time Training (pdf)
Proxy Setup (pdf)


A student may be assigned only one job and is expected to work in that position until the award has been earned, or until the end of the award period. If the student resigns or is terminated, he/she will not be assigned another position until the following semester.

The usual workload for a student is 8-12 hours a week. The object of setting an average of weekly hours is to help gauge earnings over the full award period. The student who earns too much too quickly may reach his/her allocated amount before the term ends. In addition, departments may find they have to terminate a student's employment prematurely.

A student is never allowed to work more than eight hours in one day or 20 hours in one week (40 during non-enrollment periods).

The continuation of a student on the work-study program is subject to the availability of funds. Employment is not guaranteed and is based on jobs available, student class schedule and qualifications.