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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. 

Fall 2014

The Community Work Study Program is still hiring new and returning applicants! Community Work Study is an opportunity for students with a 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.  If you have additional questions or concerns, contact Magali García-Pletsch at​ 

To Apply for Community Work Study:

Application directions for NEW HIRES:

       1)      Go to:

       2)       Select “Undergraduate Positions”

       3)       Community Work Study Students (NEW HIRES)

       4)       Under top choice(s), please indicate the sites you are interested in working at. The list of current available positions can be found here:

       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, 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!

       7)      Those seeking site placements will have their resume forwarded to their site choices and will hear within a week whether or not they will be interviewed and must inform contact Magali García-Pletsch once hired at a site to be scheduled for a training.

       8)      You are eligible to start working for compensation once you have completed a training and appropriate paperwork.  


Application directions for REHIRES:

       1)      Go to:

       2)      Select “Undergraduate Positions”

       3)      Community Work Study Students (REHIRES)

       4)      Under “Position Secured for 2014-2015” year, please list the organization and the position. If you’re working as a CL, please list that here

*. For example, “EXPLORE at St. Pat’s – CL” or “Capital Good Fund – intern”*

       5)      Check the semesters you plan on working, or have been hired for.

       6)      Submit your form!

       7)      You are eligible to start working for compensation once you have filled out a new Employment Certification form.  Once your application has been submitted, contact Magali García-Pletsch will email you to set up a time for you to come pick it up from Feinstein 402.


For general inquiries, please email
Feinstein Institute for Public Service
4th floor Feinstein Academic Building
Phone: 401.865.2786​


Fall 2014

The application process for the academic year of 2014-2015 begins on August 11th, 2014. All positions for the academic year of 2014-2015 begin the first week of classes in September.


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