Community-Based Work Study


Bryn Mawr’s Community Based Work Study Program is designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to earn their financial aid awards (work-study funds) through employment at off-campus community service agencies such as local non-profit organizations and schools. The program provides students with the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to local organizations through their work while also learning about community issues and developing professional skills.

The Community Based Work Study program operates during the academic year only.

CONTACT: If you have questions about the Community Based Work Study program, please contact Vippy Yee at vyee@brynmawr.edu or x7803.

If you are interested in participating in Community Based Work Study, you must submit an application to the Civic Engagement Office.

March 2015: Currently, we are not accepting applications for the Spring semester. Please see below for a sampling of the types of positions offered.

To review the open positions, please browse through them below.

For Students

WHAT: The Community-Based Work Study Program allows you to earn work study funds through working at an off-campus non-profit organization.

WHEN: 8-12 hours a week

HOW: In order to be part of the program, you must qualify for Federal Work Study funding and be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior. Students will earn $10.00 per hour. Most sites are accessible by public transportation and students in the program will receive 100% transportation reimbursement.

Available Community Based Work Study Positions:

Please check back for updates! New positions are still being developed!

Organization Name

(click to learn more about each organization)

Position Title & Description

(click on title to view job description)

Philadelphia Global Water Initiative

Communications Assistant - filled

Philadelphia Global Water Initiative Conference Assistant - filled
LIFT-Philadelphia Member Service Intern (3 openings)
Nationalities Service Center Assistant Program Coordinator (2 openings, both filled)
GALAEI Youth Program Intern - filled
ACPPA Social Media Coordinator - filled
Women's Medical Fund Access Counselor (all positions filled)
PACT for Animals

Development & Research Intern

PACT for Animals Program Development Intern
PACT for Animals Media & Outreach Intern
Overbrook Elementary School Student Support Intern
Clarifi Financial Education Intern - filled
Clarifi Accounting & Operations Intern
Clarifi Program Evaluation Advocate - filled
BPSOS Development & Fundraising Assistant - filled
BPSOS ESOL Citizenship Instructor
BPSOS Youth Program Assistant
BPSOS Youth Program Intern
BPSOS Computer Literacy Instructor
Profugo Program Development Intern (2 openings, both filled)
ACLAMO Family Centers

Assistant Teacher

ACLAMO Family Centers

Assistant Development Coordinator

Healthy NewsWorks Program Associate - filled
South Asian American Digital Archive Program Assistant - filled
William Way LGBT Community Center Development and Communications Associate - filled
Research for Action

Research Intern - filled

Policy Intern - filled

Spiral Q

Digital Production and Marketing Assistant

Digital Media and Photography Assistant

Education Assistant

Executive Assistant

Event Coordinator Assistant

Studio Assistant

Development and Communications Assistant

Program Assistant


For Community Partners

WHAT: Bryn Mawr College’s Community-Based Work Study Program can assist your organization by providing a creative solution to funding for part-time staff.

WHEN: Students are available to work between 8-12 hours/week at your agency on site.

HOW: In order to be eligible, your organization must:

  • Provide for 25% of the student’s hourly wage;
  • Be engaged in work that directly benefits the community;
  • Provide regular supervision with an identified direct supervisor as well as regular supervision times.

In order to be considered as a host organization in the Community Based Work Study program, please complete the Community Partner’s Questionnaire and return it to Quanisha Smith.