Part-time Employment FAQ
The Career Development Center can assist you in identifying part-time employment opportunities both on and off campus and for Summer as well as the academic year. Read on to learn more!
1. How do I find a part-time/Summer job on campus?
The CDC compiles and maintains a list of employment opportunities on campus that is released to students on the first day of each semester and in March for Summer break. Current information is available here. We provide a standard employment application, though we encourage students to develop and attach a resume when applying. Some offices on campus require students to fill out an application that is unique to their office. Please note that federal work study employment is handled by Financial Aid and that full- and part-time professional (non-student) positions are maintained by Human Resources.
2. How do I find a part-time/Summer job off campus?
Many community organizations and businesses contact SMCM when they are looking to hire motivated and talented students. We generally forward these requests to students in a biweekly email. You may find the links below to be useful as well.
St. Mary's Chamber of Commerce (Explore member listings and check their Web sites)
3. How do I find a part-time/Summer job on the Pax River Naval Base?
You can post your resume for review by PAX NAS recruitment staff at this site. You must be a US citizen, able to obtain a security clearance, and able to pass random drug tests.
4. How do I find a summer job somewhere else?
The best way to make yourself competitive when you graduate is to build a strong resume. Students often make the mistake of thinking that the only paid Summer opportunities available to them are jobs such as lifeguarding and waiting tables, and that the only way to gain professional experience is through an unpaid credit internship. The reality is that there are MANY excellent ways to build your resume and your bank account simultaneously. With a commitment of time and advance planning you can almost certainly find a valuable paid Summer opportunity near your home or in the Baltimore/DC area. Summer is also a great time to explore other parts of the country! Paid internship and summer employment programs are competitive, and they tend to have surprisingly early deadlines. April is NOT the time to start your search! We have added some particularly useful links below, and will add additional links in the future.
Favored Summer Employment Resources
SMCM Internship Listings
Many summer internships and research assisitantships include a stipend or hourly wage. This is definitely a good place to start if you are looking for a paid professional experience.
Internships and Employment with the Federal Government
Explore our government employment page for sources of paid summer internship and employment opportunities with the Federal Government. Note that the term "internship" is sometimes used for post-graduate opportunities (such as the Federal Career Intern Program) which can be confusing.
Summer Camp Directories
Many summer camps hire college students with special skills or areas of knowledge (e.g., sports, science) and those interested in working with children and youth. Here are some directories that may help you in your search...