How to apply

Extra help employees

Extra Help employees are appointed to fulfill casual or emergent needs within units. The amount of time for which services are needed is not usually predictable and payment for work performed is on an hourly basis.

Individuals interested in Extra Help employment must first complete an online application.

If you are interested in Office, Accounting, and/or Informational Technology employment, contact the Extra Help Office at (217) 333-4752, once your application is complete, to schedule an informational session.

If you are interested in Non-Clerical Extra Help, you will need to contact individual departments of interest and inquire about possible opportunities.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law in order to apply for a job at the University of Illinois, you may request an accommodation using this accommodation form. More information is available from the Accessibility and Accommodation Division of the Office for Access & Equity at, at 217-333-0885 or by email to

Online Application
Instructions to Complete the Online Application
Extra Help Clerical Job Guidelines
Extra Help Non-Clerical Job Guidelines
Non-Clerical HR Contacts