Summer break is an exciting time for students. With academic stresses finally evaporating, you can fully enjoy the warm weather and beautiful days. Beyond catching up on some rest and relaxation, you can use the summer months to make money, gain work experience, earn more course credits, or participate in research opportunities. Regardless of your plans, it is not always easy to know where to begin. This page is designed to help guide you in the pursuit of some of these goals.
If you are not a Gettysburg College student but are interested in a summer job, please contact Human Resources.
Summer Employment Paperwork
There are a number of forms to be completed to hire summer help. The type of paperwork depends on the new employee's status as a student, as well as their work history with the College. All student employees who have not worked on campus during the school year must fill out their hiring paperwork. Supervisors must return a completed copy of the Summer Student Data Form for each student employee to Student Employment Services at the Center for Career Development. If the employee is a Gettysburg College graduating senior, the supervisor should contact Human Resources regarding the appropriate paperwork.
On-Campus Summer Housing
On-campus summer housing can greatly simplify transportation and living for those who need to remain close to campus for a job, internship, research position, or summer classes. Some summer positions provide free housing only if the student is REQUIRED to live on campus (i.e. "senior" research assistants in the sciences, Resident Assistants, etc.). Students will be instructed to contact their supervisor to find out whether their position qualifies them for free housing. Departments are not permitted to “pay” for summer housing for those students who are not required to live on campus; however, departments may offer students a signing bonus to help supplement their expenses, including summer housing. Please keep in mind that the signing bonus is subject to tax and students can choose to spend that money however they want. For more information on summer housing (locations, eligibility and verification, fees, and the application process) go to the Residence Life website. The application deadline for on-campus summer housing is Friday, April 18th, 2014.
Summer Employment Search Methods
- Log into GettysburgWorks which provides information on both on- and off-campus jobs that may be available, GettysburgWorks also may contain listings for research positions and internships.
- You also may want to personally contact campus departments to find unadvertised positions
- Internships: Search Strategies and Registering your Internship
PHEAA State Work-Study Program
The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) runs a job service for students that subsidizes wages for qualified employers in order to encourage them to hire college students. You can learn more about this program on our website or through PHEAA.
If you choose to continue your education into the summer months, we encourage you to consider the summer sessions at Dickinson College or Franklin and Marshall College. Learn more about these programs.