Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study

Get connected with the community and earn hands-on experience through the Community Service component of the Federal Work Study Program! Students who choose to participate in this program have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, network with nonprofit leaders in Atlanta, and participate in professional development sessions.

Am I Eligible?
A student must contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine eligibility.

Getting Started
Simply bring a copy of your class schedule and award letter to our office. You can then browse through a list of job openings and will receive a 5-minute orientation on what is required for your participation in this program.

Community Service FWS Locations

  • Atlanta Community Food Bank
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Board of Regents
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Cool Girls, Inc.
  • Federal Defenders Program
  • National Park Services
  • Operation P.E.A.C.E.
  • Peace Corps
  • Project Healthy Grandparents
  • United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a part of the financial aid package. The Community Service Component of this program gives students the chance to participate in meaningful service while earning their FWS awards.

A Little History…
The program was initiated in 1994 with three work sites and 24 students. The program continues to gather momentum, serving over 20 work sites and 50 student employees.

We look forward to serving our students and our community as we begin our 17th year of this program!

Background Checks
All Georgia State students who work at sites where children are present will have a background check performed. Please contact Shari Baskin at 404-413-1550 or sbaskin@gsu.edu to request that students at your site complete background checks.

The Office of Civic Engagement holds monthly Reflection Sessions, which offers students:

  • professional development workshops with seasoned professionals
  • the opportunity to share their work study experience and community impact with others

Reflection Sessions take place on the 2nd Friday of each month. Dates for the 2013-2014 academic year are as follows:

  • September 13, 2013
  • October 11, 2013
  • November 8, 2013
  • February 14, 2014
  • March 14, 2014
  • April 12, 2014