Student Jobs

Employment Opportunities

The Office of the CIO (OCIO) and the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) have a ongoing need for students to fill positions in diversified technology areas. We have offices located at Airport Drive Center, Baker Systems Engineering, Enarson Classroom Building, St. John Arena, Telecommunications and Networking Center, Thompson Library as well as other offices around campus.

What does OCIO do?

The Office of the Chief Information Officer is the central IT organization at Ohio State. OCIO provides the wired and wireless Ohio State networks, email service, the IT Service Desk, security services, my.osu.edu, university housing cable TV, phones and more. If you are using technology on campus you are likely an OCIO customer. Our organization is actually one team comprised of OCIO and ODEE.

What does ODEE do?

The Office of Distance Education and eLearning is responsible for Ohio State Online programs, CarmenCanvas and the Carmen toolset, classrooms across campus, Digital Unions, Tech Hub, and many other programs, grants and workshops across the university. We also work with the Office of the Chief Information officer to help get their messages out through communications and creative print and website design.

Want to work with us? Below are some available student positions and internships. Click the expanding sections for more details.


  • Graphic Design Intern
    • Description of work and duties - The OCIO/ODEE organization is looking for a student graphic design intern to join the Marketing and Communications team. The graphic design intern will produce marketing materials to support the OCIO and various ODEE initiatives, provide visual content for our websites, perform website user interface testing, and perform basic administrative duties. Candidates for this position should have demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with excellent communication skills.
    • Required qualifications - Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop), the ability to work on deadline, and knowledge of print production processes.
    • Desired qualifications - Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, Experience with Drupal, WordPress or other front-end web development experience and animation experience with AfterEffects or other similar applications.
    • Compensation - $9 to $11 per hour
    • Schedule - Part-time student position (up to 28 hours per week and 38 during summer terms when not taking classes).
    • Click this link to apply.
  • Student Technology Support Specialist
    • Description of work and duties - As a member of the IT Service Desk team, the Student Technology Support Specialist provides professional, knowledgeable and courteous support to Ohio State students, faculty and staff members requesting assistance through our inbound IT support channels 8help@osu.edu and 688-HELP (4357).
    • Duties - (1) understands basic networking concepts--including wireless setup and TCP/IP configuration; (2) has experience with troubleshooting Internet-related problems and Internet based email setup; (3) has knowledge of desktop and laptop computing operating environments--Windows Vista, Windows 7/8 and Macintosh OS; (4) has knowledge of a wide range of mobile devices--Android and iOS smart phones and tablets and the ability to troubleshoot user problems within those environments; (5) familiarity with OCIO services is also helpful.
    • Schedule - the work schedule is flexible around classes and commitments within current hours of operation:
    • 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Monday through Thursday
    • 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Friday
    • Noon to 5 p.m. - Saturday
    • 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Sunday
    • Weekend hours - some weekend work on a rotating basis is required.
    • Compensation - the beginning pay rate is $9.00 per hour, with a possible increase to $9.50 contingent upon successfully completing additional training and a full semester of employment (ideal candidates will be a year or more away from graduating).
    • Contact - 8helpjobs@osu.edu.