Community Service Work-Study Jobs

Have a work-study award? Want to earn it off-campus at a local non-profit? We can help!

The Community Service Work-Study (CSWS) program enables students with a federal work-study award to earn their funds in the community at non-profit or municipal organizations. 

What does this mean for you?

  • Apply academic learning to real-world problems
  • Learn new, career-related skills
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse ethnic and social backgrounds
  • Explore potential career paths and develop career-supporting references
  • Develop interpersonal, teamwork, and leadership skills
  • Evolve your service work into internships or employment 

CSWS jobs are listed below. If you are interested in securing a work-study position in a community service setting, or to receive more in depth information, please fill out an application and contact the Feinstein Center at

Don't see anything that interests you below? Please check Handshake for other opportunities. Many unpaid internships hosted by non-profit organizations can make great community service work study positions if they meet the following criteria:

  • Student must have a federal work study award
  • Service must be at a non-profit organization or government/municipal agency
  • Positions must be vetted by the Feinstein Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement
  • All positions must be in Rhode Island

Before working in any community service work-study opportunity, all students MUST start at the Feinstein Center (inside the farm house across from the Lower Commons). RWU must approve all job descriptions before authorizing participation and students are responsible for completing all work-study paperwork prior to working.

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