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 for Federal Work Study.

Getting Started
Bring a copy of your class schedule and your Federal Work Study award letter to our office. You can then browse through a hard copy list of job openings or view the job openings on Panther Career Net. You will also receive a five minute orientation on what is required for your participation in this program.

Examples of Community Service Federal Work Study 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.

The program was initiated in 1994 with 3 work sites and 24 students. The program continues to gather momentum, serving over 30 work sites and 50 student employees.

We look forward to serving our students and our community as we begin our 20th 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 Shakia Guest, 404-413-1550 to request that students at your site complete background checks.

The Office of Civic Engagement holds monthly Reflection Sessions, which offer students professional development workshops with seasoned professionals and the opportunity to share their work study experience and community impact with others

Reflection Sessions take place on the second Friday of each month.