Community Work Study

Recruiting community work-study employers

The Community Work-Study (CWS) Program engages community partners and students in meaningful work experiences that not only help partners reach their organizational goals but also help students learn and develop through community-based, real-world experiences. Approved nonprofit and government agencies can hire students and only pay 25% of their wages.

If your organization is interested in becoming a CWS employer, please complete our community partner intake form to let us know of your interest. Eligible organizations are 501(c)(3) nonprofits or government agencies with the capacity and desire to employ students in community-focused, meaningful work opportunities. Applications are accepted annually.

Prospective employers

Find out how your organization can employ CWS students at your agency. If you have any questions, please contact

Current employers

The section below contains different forms and procedures to support you in your work with our students.