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Community Work-Study


 

"Having the capability of handling work and academics can be challenging, but work study has enabled me to work around my own schedule. Work study has given me the opportunity to not only engage myself in my academics but also the chance to grow as an independent individual in the work force."
- Petri M. Lopez '14 

 

Providence College students who demonstrate financial need are eligible to participate in the federal Community Work-Study program. The program is constructed so that students can work at nonprofit organizations throughout the community and receive pay through the federal government. A benefit of Community Work-Study is that it allows for students to gain real world experience related to their interests and field of study while at the same time serving as a resource to community organizations. 

Community Work-Study is an opportunity for students with a federal work-study award to work at partnered community sites and be paid through their work-study funding. Applications are available online under the student employment website and directions for applying are listed below.

For more information about the Community Work-Study (CWS) program, please visit our website here. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Magali García-Pletsch (CWS Coordinator) at mgarciapletsch@providence.edu

Summer & Fall 2015

The Community Work-Study Program is hiring new and returning students! Summer employment begins on July 1st through the end of the summer. Academic year employment begins on/after the first day of classes (August 31st).

To Apply for Community Work-Study:

Application directions for NEW HIRES:

  1. Go to the Careers Website at careers.providence.edu​
  2. Select “Undergraduate Student Positions". Search for "Community Work-Study Student SUMMER" OR "Community Work Study Students (NEW HIRES)" (for Fall 2015)
  3. If you have never created an application on the Careers website, you must do so now. Click "Apply for this Requistion/Posting"; you will then be prompted to log-in, OR create a new application. 
  4. Once you have created an application, you'll have to respond to "additional questions" for the Community Work-Study Application. Under "Top Site Choice(s)", please indicate the sites you are interested in working at. The list of current available positions can be found here: http://feinsteinpc-communityworkstudy.weebly.com/partnerships--positions.html​
  5. Upload a current resume, and a cover letter. You have the choice whether to address individual cover letters for each of your top three sites or to make one generic cover letter that could be sent to all three (address to “Community Work-Study Partner Site”)
    • If you have a site already, (i.e. you are a Community Liaison or have an internship) then
      you do not need these forms for hiring. Please upload blank documents as these are
      required to have a completed application. 
  6.  Submit your form! You will receive an e-mail from the CWS Coordinator confirming that your application has been submitted. If you do not hear from her within one week, please e-mail her at mgarciapletsch@providence.edu
  7. Those seeking site placements will have their resume and cover letter forwarded to their site choices (you will receive a confirmation e-mail from the CWS Coordinator once your materials have been forwarded). You will hear directly from the community partner whether or not you will be interviewed. If you do not hear from the site within two weeks of receiving a confirmation e-mail, please e-mail the CWS Coordinator. 
  8. Once hired, students and must inform the CWS Coordinator to be scheduled for a mandatory training and receive important paperwork.
  9. You are eligible to start working for compensation once you have completed a training and appropriate paperwork!

 

Application directions for RETURNING CWS STUDENTS (RE-HIRES):

  1. Go to the Careers Website at careers.providence.edu​
  2. Select “Undergraduate Student Positions". Search for "Community Work-Study Student SUMMER" OR "Community Work-Study Students RE-HIRES" (for Fall 2015)
  3. Under “Position Secured for 2015-2016”, please list the organization and the position. 
  4. Check the semesters you plan on working, or have been hired for.
  5. Submit your form!
  6. Once your application has been submitted, contact Magali García-Pletsch to set up a time for you to pick up your Employment Certification Form from Feinstein 402. You are eligible to start working for compensation once you have filled out a new Employment Certification Form and submitted it to Financial Aid.

Instructions for HIRED STUDENTS:
  1. Congratulations on being hired!
  2. For information on paperwork and other next steps, please visit the Info for Hired Students page here. 
 
Feinstein Institute for Public Service
Feinstein Academic Building, Room 402
 Phone: 401-865-2786​

For general inquiries, please e-mail fips@providence.edu

Community Work-Study Coordinator
Magali García-Pletsch
Phone: 401-865-1216
Office: Feinstein 402


​Announcements

Fall 2015

The application process for the academic year of 2015-2016 begins on August 3, 2015. All positions for the academic year of 2015-2016 begin during or after the first week of classes in September.

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