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Current Open Positions

 Last Updated: August 18, 2014

Information on work study positions is posted daily (typically early in the morning).** If you are interested in arranging an interview or discussing other aspects of the program, please come to the Human Resources Office during our walk-in hours.  Positions open and close throughout the semester, so please be sure to check here frequently. 

Students will be referred for interviews on a first come first served basis.  Positions may close during the course of the day.
2014-2015 Academic Year Work Study positions will NOT be posted until after September 7th 

Available Positions - Work Study NOT Required - Academic Year 2014-2015

Position: Educational Programs Intern

Department: Career Services

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 ten (10) to fifteen (15) hours per week. 

Rate of Pay: $10.00/hour

Requirements: Work Study Award is NOT Required. 

Minimum Qualifications. Junior/Senior or Graduate student currently enrolled at Duquesne University; Experience planning and coordinating events; Strong writing and editing skills; Demonstrated skill in use of spreadsheet and database software programs including Excel; Excellent customer service skills; Experience managing multiple projects and deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:
(Upperclassmen) Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student, currently enrolled in a major in the departments of Education, Journalism, Communications, or English; Strong verbal communication skills including one-on-one advising and presentation experience.


• Provide support for coordination of Career Services' educational programs, events, and outreach including event logistics and staffing.
• Provide support for coordination, communications, and record-keeping for the Professional Development Certificate programs in cooperation with the School of Business and the School of Liberal Arts.
• Assist Career Counselors with the review and approval of student resumes uploaded to DuqConnection.
• Serve as a member of the Career Services' Educational Programs Team and provide support to implementation of the team's goals.
• Write text for student communication pieces including electronic newsletters and email messages.
• Assist with updating content for the Career Services' web site and social media sites.
• Present career-related topics to student organizations as requested.
• Provide one-on-one resume reviews for students as needed.
• Assist with data collection and reporting including online surveys and focus groups.
• Provide coverage for front desk customer service area as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.

How to Apply: Please submit letter of interest, resume, and reference page to Career Services at pattoncj@duq.edu.

Position: Student Clerical/Office Assistant

Department: Small Business Development Center

Hours: 20 hours per week

Reports To: Director--SBDC

Description: 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.

Requirements: Work Study Award is NOT Required

  • 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: Please send your cover letter and resume to Dr. Mary McKinney at mckinney@duq.edu. PLEASE PUT STUDENT OFFICE ASSISTANT IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR E-MAIL.

Position: Training Assistant

Department: Small Business Development Center

Rate of Pay: $9.00/hour

Hours: Semester hours: 12 - 15 (per week)

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.


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.

Requirements: Work Study Award is NOT Required

  • 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: Please send your cover letter and resume to Dr. Mary McKinney at mckinney@duq.edu. PLEASE PUT TRAINING ASSISTANT IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR E-MAIL.

Position: Student Auditor

Department: Internal Audit

Pay: $12.00/hour

Requirements: Work Study Award is NOT Required

Description: The Office of Internal Audit is seeking Accounting, Finance, and other Business majors for a Student Auditor position which will be approximately 30 hours per week during the Summer and/or 15-20 hours per week Academic Year. The Student Auditor will be assigned to an Internal Audit Manager or Director and will work on various audits and projects that are part of the normal and daily activities of the University's Internal Audit department. The Student Auditor will be exposed to the some or all of the following:
1. COSO ERM Framework
2. COBIT Framework
3. Computer Aided Auditing Techniques
4. Financial Auditing (Internal and External)
5. Information Technology Auditing
6. Operational Auditing
7. Internal Control Auditing
8. The Professional Practices Requirements of the Institute of Internal Auditors
9. Governance, Risk and Compliance Frameworks and Methodologies
10. Frameworks for Internal Control Environments
11. Professional Ethics Requirements and Practices

During the normal school year, Student Auditors will be given the opportunity to earn academic credit through Internships and will also be compensated for time worked. During the summer, students will only be compensated for time worked and no academic credits will be available. The number of academic credits that can be earned and the criteria for awarding academic credit will be determined by Dean of the School of Business. Students will compete for positions and continued participation from one time frame to the next (Summer, Fall, Spring) will be dependent on the Student's performance.

Qualifications: Upperclassman status in Accounting, Finance, or other Business major; High standards of professionalism, responsibility, and accuracy; Proficiency using personal computer and related software; Ability to work 30 hours per week during Summer and/or 15-20 hours per week during Academic Year.

How to Apply: All interested students should submit a cover letter and resume to the Director of Internal Audit, Aaron Mitcham at mitchama@duq.edu.