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 (FWS) 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 FWS.

Getting Started
Bring a copy of your class schedule and your Federal Work Study award letter to Civic Engagement. You can then 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, you will receive a five minute orientation on what is required for your participation in this program.

Examples of community service FWS 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 (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 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 20th 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 contact Shakia Guest at 404-413-1550 to request that students at your site complete background checks.

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.