Community-Based Work Study

*See Below for Community-Based Work Study Job Postings*

For Students | For Community Partners | Positions

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.

For Students

How it Works

The Community-Based Work Study Program allows you to earn work study funds through working at an off-campus non-profit organization for eight to 12 hours a week.

Students earn $10.40 per hour. Most organizations are accessible by public transportation and students in the program will receive 100 percent transportation reimbursement for expenses associated with travel between campus and their work site.


In order to be part of the program, you must qualify for Federal Work Study funding and be a Senior, Junior, Sophomore, or qualifying First Year.  

How to Apply

If you are interested in participating in Community Based Work Study, you must submit a completed application to Civic Engagement. Browse through the job descriptions below and indicate your top three choices on the application.

If you have questions about the Community Based Work Study program, please contact

For Community Partners

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

How it Works

Students are available to work between eight and 12 hours/week at your agency on site.


In order to be eligible, your organization must:

  • Provide for 25 percent 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.

How to Apply

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

Spring 2022 Community Based Work Study

Bryn Mawr College is doing its best to ensure those on campus are following protocols in place to keep students and staff safe.  This year students are able to participate in in-person work opportunities.  Students are encouraged to stay masked and follow the College's precautions when off campusFor this upcoming program year, host organizations have the option to provide an in-person, remote, or hybrid work opportunity for students.  For ease, at the top of each job description, you'll see the confirmed way that organizations are choosing to host students.

To apply for any of the jobs posted below, please complete the Bryn Mawr College Community Based Work Study student application and return it to Please do not contact any of the agencies listed below directly.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out directly to or

Organization Position (Follow the link to read the job description)
Ceiba Assistant Program Coordinator
Dancing Classrooms Philly Community Engagement Intern
Musicopia Community Engagement Intern
Nationalities Service Center (NSC) ERP Case Management Intern
Overbrook School for the Blind Development and Communications Intern
PACT for Animals Grant Writing Intern
PACT for Animals Volunteer/Foster Outreach Intern
Puentes de Salud Sexuality Education Support Intern

Contact Us

The Career & Civic Engagement Center

Phone: 610-526-5174