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The Community Service Federal Work Study Program

What is the Community Service FWS Program?

The Community Service Federal Work Study program (CSFWS) is a federally subsidized work program, which provides eligible students the opportunity to work for a public or 501 (c) 3 non-profit sector organization whose mission and work benefit the community. 

Stony Brook University participates in the Community Service FWS program during both: the academic year and summer semesters. The Career Center  works with several community based agencies that offer these positions to eligible students. 

What are the benefits?

Participation in the program allows students to combine the financial need to work with the personal goal of helping the community and expanding industry experience. Eligible students have the opportunity to design a service experience in collaboration with a partnering organization. 

How do I hire a student through the program?

If you are interested in potentially hiring a student through the Community Service Federal Work Study Program, please contact us at to discuss eligibility and a job description.