To apply for Public Service Work Study visit the student job openings page to view available positions. All available positions are listed in the department column as "Public Service Work Study."
Refer to individual position descriptions for application requirements and information. Most positions will require a current professional resume and cover letter. Some positions may also require additional documentation such as a writing sample or references.
Hiring managers who think your skills are a match for the position will contact you directly to arrange an interview. Remember to maintain professionalism and dress appropriately for the interview. Prepare by using the virtual mock interview tool or schedule an appointment with an advisor.
Apply early and often for positions that interest you. If you have questions about specific positions, contact Tasha Daniels, student employment coordinator, in the Career Center at email@example.com.
Once a partner organization offers you a position, a Career Center staff member will contact you to complete the hiring process. As a Public Service Work Study student you are considered an AU employee and must complete hiring paperwork on campus; a Career Center staff member must clear you before you can begin working at your site.
NOTE: FWS eligible students who currently hold an internship at a local nonprofit or government agency may be able to earn their award at their internship site through the Public Service Work Study Program. To participate, your internship supervisor should review the Public Service Work Study program information and complete the required application.
Contact Tasha Daniels, student employment coordinator, in the Career Center with any questions regarding the hiring process at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EARNING YOUR AWARD
Public Service Work Study students typically earn between $9.00-$15.00/ hour depending on the duties and skills required for the position. You will earn your FWS award by submitting bi-weekly time sheets through the AU portal. Bi-weekly paychecks will be administered through direct deposit into the checking or savings account of your choice. Remember to track your award balance throughout the year and monitor your hours accordingly.
Q. What does a typical work schedule look like?
A. Typically students work 10-12 hours/week. You will determine your work schedule based on your availability and the needs of the organization. During the fall and spring semesters you can work up to 20 hours per week and up to 40 hours a week during the summer.
Q. Can I receive credit and my award through my Public Service Work Study position?
A. Yes, review the academic credit guidelines to determine eligibility. You may also consider the credit option.
Q. When are Public Service Work Study positions offered?
A. Positions are offered throughout the year and during the summer. Students who apply in the fall may keep their position through the spring semester. Similarly, students who apply for and accept a summer award may keep their position through the subsequent academic year.
Q. Can I work at a Public Service Work Study position during the summer.
A. Yes, summer positions are available and require a request for a summer federal work study award. Contact Tasha Daniels for more information.