Off-Campus Work-Study Program
Public and private nonprofit, incorporated agencies working in community service may be eligible to become off-campus employers under the Work-Study Program. Federal regulations, however, specifically prohibit work of a political or religious nature, and jobs that require the student’s affiliation or financial support.
Available off-campus Work-Study positions include a variety of community service and tutoring opportunities.
Agencies that regularly hire Boston University students include local hospitals, museums, state and municipal organizations, environmental organizations, and after-school programs. Our Work-Study students have been employed off campus as research assistants, gallery attendants, accounting clerks, publicity assistants, translators, childcare assistants, legal assistants, and reading tutors. Agencies interested in hiring Work-Study students through this program should review our Off-Campus Policies and Procedures.
Finding and Securing an Off-Campus Job
Student Employment provides a Work-Study Job Listings which include jobs from off-campus nonprofit agencies that are currently seeking Boston University students.
Once you have found a job that you are interested in, please follow our overview for establishing an Off-Campus Work-Study agency and general procedures. Before you make a commitment to any unlisted agency, you must discuss the potential placement with the Student Employment office, who will ensure that it meets Federal Work-Study regulations.
Your off-campus supervisor must complete all required paperwork and return it to the Off-Campus Payroll Coordinator. Written approval is usually returned within five business days.
The current minimum pay rate for off-campus Work-Study employment is $16.00 an hour.
Students working off campus are paid weekly by Boston University, based on submitted off-campus timesheets. You should not receive any payment directly from the agency, unless you’ve exhausted your work-study award and they’ve hired you outside of federal work-study.