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?
Students must contact Financial Aid to determine eligibility for federal work-study.

Getting Started
Students need to bring a copy of their class schedule and federal work-study award letter to Civic Engagement where they can browse through a hard copy list of job openings or view the job openings on Panther Career Net. Upon becoming a work-study student within the program, students will receive a five minute orientation on what is required for participation in this program.

Federal Work-Study Speed Interviewing Session
Student who are interested in securing on campus or off campus work-study employment should join Civic Engagement and University Career Services at the annual Federal Work-Study Speed Interviewing Session each summer. Over 30 employers from various organizations seek talented, qualified and enthusiastic work-study students eager to join their team. Prior registration is required. Student who have received work-study funding should call 404-413-1550 for more information.

Examples of community service federal work-study locations include:

  • Atlanta Community Food Bank
  • Atlanta Victim Assistance
  • Board of Regents
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Cool Girls, Inc.
  • Communities in Schools of Atlanta
  • Dekalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Empowerment Resource Center
  • East Atlanta Kids Club
  • Jumpstart!
  • Literacy Action Inc.
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.)
  • Operation H.O.P.E.
  • Operation P.E.A.C.E.
  • Peace Corps
  • Project Healthy Grandparents
  • Teach for America
  • Trinity Community Ministries
  • United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Wings for Kids
  • Y.E.S. Inc.

Federal work-study 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 federal work-study awards.

The program was initiated in 1994 with three work sites and 24 students. The program continues to gather momentum, serving over 30 work sites and 50 student employees. Civic Engagement looks forward to serving students and the community as the twenty-second year of this program begins!

Background Checks
All Georgia State students who work at sites where children are present will have a background check performed. Please call 404-413-1550 to request that students at a site complete background checks.

Annual Federal Work Study Speed Interview Session
Civic Engagement, in partnership with University Career Services, offers an annual interviewing fair exclusively to work-study supervisors. Supervisors will have the unique opportunity to interview Georgia State University students with current work study awards.

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.