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Employment Opportunities – No Work Study Award Required

Jobs may be available with the following organizations and departments on campus.  Work study awards are not required for these positions.  Please note the specific application instructions for each area.

Career Services

The Career Services office posts openings from Pittsburgh companies and organizations who are looking for students for part-time internships and jobs.

To learn about job opportunities:

Parkhurst Dining Services

Offers food service and hospitality positions in:

  • Towers Cafeteria
  • Options Café
  • Off-Ramp
  • Short Stop
  • Take 10
  • Starbucks
  • Red Ring

Stop by the Duquesne Dining office in 318 Student Union for an application.

Barnes & Noble Bookstore

Offers part-time retail positions.

Stop by the bookstore to pick up an application. To apply call 412.434.6626

On Campus No Work Study Required Positions

POSITION: Laboratory Student Aide (Summer 2015)


PAY: $8.00/hour

HOURS: 35 hours per week

DESCRIPTION: Duties include cleaning dishware, making chemical solutions, general lab maintenance and possible animal care.

HOW TO APPLY: Contact Kim Nath at 412-396-1129 or nath@duq.edu.

POSITION: Multimedia and Marketing Intern (Fall 2015)

DEPARTMENT: Career Services

PAY: $10.00/hour

QUALIFICATIONS: Junior or Senior currently enrolled at Duquesne University; Experience with Mac; Proficient in shooting and editing video content utilizing Premiere Pro editing software; Demonstrated skill in design of print and electronic media using desktop publishing software including Adobe In Design, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop; Strong writing and editing skills; Microsoft Office applications; excellent customer service skills; experience managing multiple projects and deadlines; experience with social media.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate student, Junior or Senior currently enrolled in the Journalism and Multimedia Arts department; experience planning and coordinating events; using social media as a comprehensive marketing tool.


  • Edit video footage using Adobe Premier Pro; operate video camera and equipment; shoot on-site video with alumni and employers; post photos to Facebook.
  • Design marketing and promotional materials for Career Services programs, services, and events including posters, monitor slides, etc..; utilize desktop publishing software including, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Take photos and video at Career Services events and maintain photo database.
  • Serve as a member of the Career Services Marketing Team and provide support to implementation of the department's marketing plan.
  • Collaborate with the Event and Communication Coordinator on social media marketing
  • Work as part of a team with other interns and student aides
  • Through staffing of the front desk on a regular basis, become familiar with the services and resources (e.g., DuqConnection data base) in order to be able to promote them to students via weekly Career Cart on campus.
  • Following training, be able to provide useful career-related information to students, via the weekly Career Cart outreach program and outreach events, on resumes, internships and job search, etc.
  • Promote Career Services by speaking at student organization's meetings
  • Provide support for coordination of Career Services programs and events including event logistics and staffing.
  • Assist with data collection and reporting including online surveys and focus groups.
  • Assist with administrative work as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This position is approved for academic credit, if desired.

HOURS: Work hours are flexible around student schedules. We require that intern meets his or her project deadlines as agreed upon by supervisor. The internship is fifteen (15) to twenty (20) hours per week.
Note: intern cannot be simultaneously employed by another office on Campus.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply by emailing resume to Coralyn McCauley, Marketing Team Leader, mccaulec@duq.edu

Or, if you have already created your DuqConnection profile and have an approved resume in that system you may apply through Career Services' DuqConnection http://duq.experience.com/cso/home

POSITION: University Advancement Intern

DEPARTMENT: University Advancement

PAY: $11.00/hour

REQUIREMENTS: A Full-time upperclassmen (Junior) in the School of Business, College of Liberal Arts, School of Education, or other related major. This position will be available for a start date May (Summer) 2015 and run through the Spring of 2017. Computer proficiency as well as excellent verbal and written skills required. Professionalism, discretion, integrity, and ethical conduct are expected.

HOURS: 25-30 Hours per week summer sessions. 12 hours per work week during the academic year. This will be a two year assignment ending in the Spring of 2017.

DESCRIPTION:The Division of University Advancement is seeking a rising Junior from the School of Business, College of Liberal Arts, School of Education, or any other related major for a University Advancement intern position. This incumbent will develop a comprehensive understanding of a student Alumni Mentor program within University Advancement and the meaningful and challenging work that takes place with the creation, training and implementation of such a program. To be developed in collaboration with Alumni Relations and various University Advancement departments.
The Student Intern will continue to grow the pre-existing program, by gaining knowledge and training from other mentorship experts in the Pittsburgh area. The knowledge gained will assist the student in developing a training program for both Mentors and Mentees.

The incumbent will recruit future Mentor prospects in collaboration with Major and Planned Giving and Alumni Relations.

The Intern will gain experience with I Modules, Survey Monkey, Evite, and several other programs.

The Student Intern will gain experience with Communications, Alumni Relations, Research, Major Gifts, and Advancement Services.

The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating a thank you event for participants in the program.

The student intern will enjoy a professional experience and will become a valued, integrated member of the UA team. The Internship will ideally be a two year commitment.

This position can provide an opportunity to earn academic credit through student internship as well as generous compensation.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit your cover letter and resume to Staci Conto at contos@duq.edu.

POSITION: Student Accounting Analyst (Position will begin Summer 2015 with possible opportunity to continue during 2015-2016 Academic Year)

DEPARTMENT: Controller's Office

PAY: $12.00/hour

REQUIREMENTS: Full-time academic year student status (graduate or under-graduate); Sophomore and Upper classman status in Accounting, Finance, or other related Business majors preferred; College Work-Study award is preferred but not required. Position will begin Summer 2015.


Assist the Property Accounting Department:
• Contact other departments so as to locate, tag, and photograph new assets
• Collect information to update the Fixed Asset Module of the Banner ERP System
• Prepare capital projects packets
• Participate in physical inventory counts

Assist in the preparation of the University's Annual 990 and 990T Tax Return:
• Reconcile Profit Reports submitted by Fund Raising Managers to the University's Operating Ledger. Correspond with Fund Raising Managers to resolve any differences.
• Analyze foreign activity: business travel to foreign countries, wires to foreign countries, and financial aid to students studying abroad.
• Perform clerical tasks such as making labels for dividers, setting up binders with appropriate tabs, filing reports in alphabetic order, and scanning documents to facilitate the presentation of workpapers.

Assist with Annuity Accounting:
• Assist in issuance of weekly payments to annuitants
• Maintain the database of active annuitants
• Perform research on annuitants

Assist the Accounting Analysts:
• Generate Cognos reports
• Complete special projections
• Formulate variance analyses
• Download and analyze bank reports
• Assist with multiple scanning projects in accordance with our record retention policy
• Perform other clerical tasks
• Prepare schedules for year-end statements/audit

Student Accounting Analysts will have the opportunity to work 28 hours per week during the summer and/or 11 hours per week during the Academic year. Any deviation to the schedule must be discussed with your supervisor in advance.

QUALIFICATIONS: Sophomore or Upperclassman status in Accounting or Finance required; knowledge of GAAP is a must. Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite and other related software is essential. High standards of professionalism, integrity, and ethical conduct are expected, as well as adherence to the University Mission Statement.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit your cover letter and resume to Kathleen Karner at karnerk@duq.edu.

POSITION: Biology Lab Assistant


RATE OF PAY: $10/hour

REQUIREMENTS: Position begins at the start of the Summer and continues through Fall and Spring of academic year 2015-2016. Graduate or upper level part-time student needed. Must be available to work Mon-Fri for a continuous 5-6 hour period usually starting at 8:00AM. 

DESCRIPTION: The Lab Assistant will be responsible for clerical activities including: filing, typing, delivering packages, organization, animal and plant care maintenance (both living and preserved specimens) as well as laboratory preparation and cleaning. 

Qualified candidates must be prompt and reliable, have the ability to work independently and anticipate needs, and have an outgoing personality with the ability to interact with many different types of people. 

HOW TO APPLY: Contact Kim Nath at 412-396-1129 or nath@duq.edu

POSITION: Student Training Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Small Business Development Center

DESCRIPTION: Develop and implement the delivery of training programs and seminars for the small business community and represent the SBDC at training events and community functions.

Hours: Semester hours: 15 - 20 (per week)


Specific duties include the following:

  • Assist with the planning, organizing and implementing of SBDC training programs. Duties include: planning of schedules, selection of topics, speakers, and co-sponsors; coordination of program logistics; planning and implementing marketing, promotional and public relations activities.
  • Responsible for maintaining and entering program attendee information into the program database. This database generates information for all programs, including attendee check in list, nametags and payment info.
  • Responsible for providing bi-weekly status reports to Training Manager pertaining to ongoing training programs including information on deliverable hours planned and completed, expenses, current finance and budget status, and direct marketing dates.
  • Responsible for maintaining training program files which include: funding source deliverable reports, registration and attendee information, handout materials and budgets.
  • Responsible for interacting with Budget Administrator to plan budgets, deposit registration fees, and maintain income statements.
  • Assist with the marketing of programs to clients.
  • Assist the Front Desk staff as well as consultants with any projects as requested.


  • Proficiency with Office 2010 - Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Publisher, Access
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and analytical abilities and experience in preparing detailed reports
  • Detail-oriented work ethic
  • Available mornings (Tue, Wed, & Thurs 8-10 am) and possibly summers

HOW TO APPLY: Send your resume and cover letter to Christine Hughes at hughesc@duq.edu

POSITION: Student Clerical/Office Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Small Business Development Center

HOURS PER WEEK: 20 hours per week


The clerical work includes the skilled operation of a PC and applicable computer software. This position serves as the first point of contact by the public with the Small Business Development Center.


  • Receiving clients and providing them with the essentials prior to meeting (beverage, coat removal, etc.);
  • Responsible for office communication, including answering telephone, taking and forwarding voice mail requests, logging request for service (641) and seminar registrations, distributing and forwarding general SBDC email requests to appropriate staff, etc.;
  • Opening, sorting and distributing mail for SBDC staff;
  • Communication with other University departments as needed;
  • Assist consulting and training staffs with data entry and standard correspondence (i.e. engagement letters, closing letters, confirmation letters to speakers and seminar attendees);
  • Participate in filing, monthly form updating, copying, errand running on and off campus, seminar mailings, monthly reports and other projects as requested;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Computer proficiency, specifically Word and Windows software; Web Design and Social Media expertise helpful.
  • Excellent written and oral skills, including an excellent knowledge of business English, spelling, and arithmetic;
  • Ability to work independently on responsible and confidential assignments;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, University personnel, and SBDC visitors.

HOW TO APPLY: Send your resume and cover letter to Dr. Mary McKinney at mckinney@duq.edu