Community Work-Study

The Community Work-Study Program, sponsored by the Cornell University Public Service Center (PSC), enables Cornell Federal Work-Study (FWS) students to work for nonprofit organizations, schools, and municipalities mainly in Ithaca and Tompkins County but also anywhere in the U.S.

CWSP offers opportunities in a variety of areas, including the arts, education, daycare, environmental programs, health services, legal services, programs for older people, public works and engineering, women's organizations, and youth programs. The work must be designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, particularly low-income individuals, or to solve particular problems related to their needs. Learn more by reading What qualifies as Community Service?

Each year we place an average of 200 students in work-study positions in the local community in the academic year, and another 70 students in the summer. Jobs affiliated with Cornell departments or organizations may qualify for CWSP funding if the student’s work benefits local residents or US residents.