It is recommended you check with the ISSS before engaging in employment with any non-Temple organizations. If you are offered a position with a business listed as eligible for on-campus employment but the employer requires to see proof of work authorization (such as CPT or OPT) then you may not work there unless you have been granted this authorization. Please also note, if you do not yet have a Social Security Number (SSN), you will be required to apply for it once you are offered on-campus employment.


On-Campus Employment Examples

Student Worker Positions
Educationally Affiliated Positions
On-Campus Businesses

Student worker positions are usually jobs within a specific Temple department, such as working within the ISSS office assisting with ISSS office processes. All Temple University student worker positions must be applied for online. It is important to keep in mind that many students apply for these positions online. We recommend following up with the employer (hiring department) directly to introduce yourself and express your interest in the position after you have submitted an online application. This may increase your chances of obtaining an interview. We encourage students to keep their options open and to continue to apply for new student worker positions if you don't succeed right away. 

Note: Do not apply for any positions that indicate a desire for a student with "work-study". Work Study is federally funded financial aid for which international students in F-1 or J-1 status are not eligible.

On-campus employment may also include work at an off-campus location which is educationally affiliated with Temple University, "...In the case of off-campus locations, the educational affiliation must be associated with the school's established curriculum or related to contractually funded projects at the post-graduate level . . . [and] the employment must be an integral part of the student's educational program." [8 CFR 214.2(f)(9)(i)]

USCIS has provided an example of on-campus work under what it has coined the "extended campus" concept:

The anthropology department of university X has entered into an agreement with the Museum of Natural History in city Y to conduct a joint research program on colonial Americans. Students of anthropology from university X who are part of the research project attend classes and/or work on the research project as research assistants at the museum.. . . These research assistants are considered to be engaging in on-campus employment in conjunction with their educational program at a location that is educationally related to the school. [Draft OI 8 CFR 214.2(f)(9)(i), 29 October 1991]

In the example above, the students may be paid by either the museum or the university.

This employment is not as common. If you find an off-campus position that you believe meets this criteria, please reach out to the ISSS office first before engaging in the employment.

All other on-campus employment can be found at local businesses on campus that primarily serve Temple students and staff. For these positions, you would need to contact the employer directly or go to their business website to apply. 

Here is a list of examples below:

Please note this list of businesses are just a few examples of on-campus employment. If you find a position not listed here, please contact ISSS to make sure it is considered an "on-campus" job first before you apply. 

Main Campus

  • Barnes & Noble Bookstores
    • Student Center
    • 1700 N. Broad Street
  • Cosi - Pearson-McGonigle Hall
  • Louis J. Esposito Dining Center at Johnson and Hardwick Hall
    • The Artist's Palate - Tyler School of Art
    • Cafe 613 - Edward J. Rosen Hillel Center
    • Jazzman's Cafe - Alter Hall/The Fox School of Business
    • Simply To Go - Gladfelter Hall
    • The Corner Deli - Tuttleman Learning Center
  • Morgan Hall Dining Center (2nd Fl)
  • Morgan Hall Food Court (1st Fl)
  • Ritter Hall Computer Lab - Laser Printing
  • Stella's at Morgan Hall
  • Valaida S. Walker Dining Court at SAC (Howard Gittis Student Center)
  • Duplicating/Copy Centers
    • 1700 N Broad St
    • Annenberg Hall
    • Ritter Hall
    • Speakman Hall
    • Wachman Hall
  • West of Broad Street
    • Wendy's Restaurant
    • The Draught Horse Restaurant
    • Subway Deli
    • 7-Eleven at the ECEC
    • Barnes & Noble Bookstores - 1700 N. Broad Street
  • The Bagel Hut
  • Parking Services - Student Center
  • Paley Library
  • Liacouras Walk
    • 7-Eleven
    • Saxby's Coffee
    • Master Wok
    • Maxi's
    • Subway Sandwiches
  • Lucky Cup Cafe -Annenberg Hall
  • 12th Street Food Vendors
    • Orient Express
    • Richie's Deli
    • Tai's Vietnamese
    • Ali's Middle Eastern
    • Adriatic Grill
    • Fame's Pizza
    • Eddie's Pizza
  • The TECH Center
    • Starbucks Coffee

Ambler Campus

  • Simpy-to-Go
  • Barnes & Noble Bookstore

Health Science Campus

  • Caribbean Feast Restaurant
  • City View Pizza
  • Barnes & Noble Bookstore
    • Einstein Bagel
    • Dos Manos
    • Jazzman's Cafe
  • Hospital Cafeteria
  • Rite-Aid (3260 N. Broad - across from Dental School)
  • The Medical School Food Court
    • Einstein Bagel
    • Dos Manos
    • Phila Bowl


  • Cafeteria


  • Temple Center City Shop & Cafe