Student Assistant Program

Our statewide Student Assistant and Graduate Student Assistant Program offers on-the-job experience in a government setting. Join us and see what it’s like to work for the state in a variety of fields including:

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Marketing
  • Information technology
  • Human resources

Job Duties

You will gain valuable public service experience and learn about important policies and procedures. Job categories include:

  • General: Administrative or technical duties
  • Research: Research and analysis

Salaries and Benefits

Student wages and pay increases are based on the number of college units completed and time worked. You will have a flexible work schedule and earn:

  • Paid holidays
  • Vacation
  • Sick leave (based on qualifying time worked)

How to Apply

You can apply if you are currently enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must provide proof of enrollment. Before you can apply for an opening:

  1. Create a CalCareers account. Your account lets you manage all your job applications, receive employment inquiries, and store application templates all in one place.
  2. Search for Student Assistant or Graduate Student Assistant positions with the EDD and follow the application filing instructions on the job posting. Submitting your application online through your CalCareers account is the recommend method.

If you have any questions, email our recruiter.