Student Job Opportunities in Technology

Most hirings occur at the beginning of the semester; call or e-mail to find out if there are openings.

Note: ITS reserves the right to exchange job applications within the departments represented on this page.


1. Help Desk Consultants – Open: Apply Online

2. Classroom Media Assistance/Computer Lab Monitors – Open: Apply Online

3. Lab Assistants – Providence

4. Video Production Assistants – Filled

5. Phone OperatorsOpen: Apply Online

6. Web Design/Development Assistant – Open

7. Language Learning Resource Center Assistants – Filled

8. Computer Technology Support, Health Services – Filled

9. Assistant Network Administrator – Undergraduates Only: Open

10. Computer Technology Support, Memorial Union – Filled

11. Web Assistant, Health Services – Open

12. Graduate Student Assistant – Technology Coordinator, URI Enrollment Services


• Help Desk Consultants

Where: Computer Help Desk, URI Library, LL19

Hours: Maximum 20 per week; M – R: 8 am – 10 pm; F: 8 am – 4 pm; Sun: 1 pm – 6 pm

Applications: Online

Applicants should possess general computer knowledge and excellent communication skills. The major responsibilities of this position are to assist in telephone and walk-in support associated with all Help Desk questions. top

• Classroom Media Assistance/Computer Lab Monitors

Where: Student Computing Facilities on campus

Hours: Maximum 20 per week, 7 days a week, 7:30 am – midnight

Applications: Online


Applicants should possess general computer knowledge and excellent communication skills. The major responsibilities of this position are to monitor student computing facilities and be responsible for lab operations and security. top

• Lab Assistants

Where: ITS – Providence

Student Help positions are also open in the ITS-URI/Providence lab, in the Shepard Building at CCE. Contact Mark Oliver via e-mail at or by telephone at 874-4481. top

• Video Production Assistants

Where: Instructional Technology and Media Services, Chafee 217

Hours: Maximum 20 per week, M – F, 8 – 10

Applications: In Chafee 217

Telephone: 874-2148

The major responsibilities of this position are to be part of a video production team for studio and location shooting, and to assist with videoconferencing. Learn production techniques, editing, troubleshooting and computer-based effects. A willingness to learn, the ability to integrate into a team, and a positive attitude are the major personal attributes needed for this job. top

Phone Operators

Where: Computer Help Desk, URI Library, LL19

Hours: Maximum 20 per week; M – F, 8 am – 5 pm

Applications: Online

The major responsibilities of this position are to answer telephones and assist callers in using the media reservation form on the Web. Learn the basics of scheduling software to book requests, and print out daily schedules. top

• Web Design/Development Assistant

Organization Name: University Computing Center

Office Hours:

  • 20-40 hours per week in the summer
  • 10-20 hours per week in spring and fall semesters
  • M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some evening and weekend hours as permitted.

Work Location: 210 Flagg Road (Surge Building), Kingston Campus

Start Date: Fall 2017

Job Description:

Selected applicants will be involved in content authoring and migration, web design and/or development-related projects. Specific tasks include:

  • Migrating website content and graphics using WordPress content management system.
  • Assisting in coding secure scripts (both client-side and server-side) and creating database-driven web projects, using standard technologies such as XHTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Javascript, etc.
  • Assisting in documenting features, technical specifications for applications and projects.
  • Assisting in troubleshooting codes and compatibility issues among different browsers and platforms.

Internship Opportunity

The position(s) can also be used to fulfill internship requirements for prospective candidates. Mentorship from professional staff and senior student developer(s) to juniors is also a great part of this internship. The chosen candidate will develop live Web applications for his/her portfolios.


Desired skills in the following:

  • Experience with XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Web content management system (such as WordPress) and graphic editing software (such as Photoshop).
  • Basic programming skills using a scripting language (such as PHP or ASP, JSP, etc).
  • Knowledge of SQL and database design and how they interact with Web pages is also necessary as well as a strong aptitude for troubleshooting.
  • Good writing skills and motivation to learn new skills and technology.
  • Good working ethics.

Application Instructions:

If interested, please send your resume (and samples or sample URLs of your work if available) to:

Lisa Chen, Manager, Internet Technology

University of Rhode Island Computing Systems


Phone: 401.874.4638


• LLRC Assistants

Where: Language Learning Resource Center, 301 Independence Hall

Hours: Maximum 20 per week, 8:30am – 9 pm Monday through Thursday, 8:30 – 4:30 Friday, 3 – 9 Sunday

Applications: Independence 302


Applicants should possess general computer knowledge and excellent communications skills. Major responsibilities include assisting students and instructors in computer, audio, and video equipment use and general lab operations and security. top

• Computer Technology Support


Where: Health Services, Potter Building

Hours: Weekdays, approximately 20, flexible with your schedule; reports to IT Support Staff

Applications: E-mail resume or experience details to or call 874-4181

Essential duties and responsibilities: Provide hardware, software, and some network technical support to Health Services users. Deploy, maintain and support desktop computers, printers, and related equipment. Perform user application support, hardware inventory, documentation, and related tasks. Help create and maintain Health Services Website and Intranet. Requirements include: Strong PC hardware, software, and network troubleshooting skills; Windows 2000/XP, Microsoft Office, Antivirus/Spyware software; Good written and verbal communication skills, dependable, ethical, self-starter, eager to learn; Ability to follow documented processes and high attention to detail. top

• Assistant Network Administrator

Undergraduate Only!

Where: Roger Williams Building – HRL Central Office

Hours: Maximum 20 per week; 40 hours per week during all breaks

Applications: Joan Pike, 874-2215, Roger Williams Central Office


Applicants should possess excellent communication skills. Desktop/laptop hardware and software knowledge is required. Computer networking and peripherals experience is very helpful. You will be required to travel back and fourth between residence halls. This opportunity will give you great exposure to many facets of IT including closed circuit television and server administration. top

• Computer Technology Support

Undergraduates Only! Not necessary to be qualified for financial aid.

Where: Memorial Union Office of Student Involvement, Room 210

Hours: Weekdays, up to 20 hours per week; summers up to 40 hours per week.

Applications: E-mail resume or experience details to Robert Clarke,, (mention job in subject heading) or call 874-4019.

Provide hardware, software, and network technical support for Memorial Union administration department. Deploy, maintain and support networked equipment. Assist with network servers administration, graphics, office applications, and/or web issues. Requirements: computer hardware/software support experience with effective diagnostic skills; technical skills in some of these – Windows XP/Vista, Windows Server 2003, Mac OS X, Unix or Linux, networks, software security, PHP, html, Microsoft IIS, SQL. Personal qualities: must be dependable, have professional attitude, be willing and able to learn above support areas as needed, have excellent verbal communication and personal interactions skills. top

• Web Assistant

Undergraduate, Work Study Preferred

Where: Health Services, Potter Building

Hours: 10 to 15 flexible hours weekly

Applications: E-mail resume or experience details to or call 874-5149

Qualification: Web publishing skills using DreamWeaver or FrontPage. Ability to work with HTML, CSS and some JavaScript code. Web development and database skills are a plus, but not required. Basic writing knowledge and strong attention to detail required. Ability to work in a team environment. Positive attitude, professionalism, and desire to learn.

Job Description: Assist with the development and maintenance of health education Websites (e.g., create Web page content, identify link problems, and archive old pages). Review Website projects with an eye on how to best transmit ideas and functions through Web pages. Help evaluate Web standards, needs, tools and software. Help address HTML and scripting compatibility issues between different browsers and computing platforms. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned. top

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