Become a member of the CWS program!
The Community Work Study (CWS) program places undergraduate students at nonprofit and public organizations in the Greater New Haven area. The students are compensated entirely through Federal Work Study funds, allowing students to have regular income at no cost to the community organization.
Students are able to gain real world experience while still having a support system at UNH. The program offers a professional development aspect not found in many on-campus work study jobs. Students are able to take advantage of professional development workshops that respond directly to the areas they feel they need to enhance. Students are encouraged to reflect on their experience through monthly reflection sessions.
This is also an opportunity to make valuable contacts within the Greater New Haven area. In a few instances, students have been hired as employees at their work site. To participate in the CWS program you must be an undergraduate student, be eligible for Federal Work Study, and you must be committed to working at a nonprofit or public organization for one full academic year.
In 2011, 24 students were placed in 20 community organizations, 6 of these students were returning. This totaled $101,781 which is 25% of the Federal Work Study budget!
In 2012, 39 students were placed in 28 community organizations, 15 of these students were returning.
Check out the Community Work Study Brochure which can be found here or picked up in the International and Experiential Education office located in Kaplan 210.