Community Work-Study

The Community Work-Study Program, sponsored by the Cornell 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.

Opportunities exists in a variety of areas, including the arts, K-12 education, 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 250 students in work-study positions in the local community during 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.

Current CWSP Job Openings

Transport Services Assistant
Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc.

Electronics Assistant
Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc.

eCenter Assistant
Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc.

Development and Communications Project Assistant
Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc.

ReUse Center Assistant
Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc.

Administrative Projects Assistant
Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc.

Clothing and Textiles Assistant
Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc.

Building Materials Assistant
Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc.

Planning & Coordination Assistant
Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County

Project Coordinator
Of All Trades - Center for Transformative Action

Sciencenter Education Programming Assitant
Sciencenter

Nature Center Gardening Assistant
Paleontological Research Institution - Cayuga Nature Center

Visitor Services Assistant: Cayuga Nature Center
Paleontological Research Institution

Visitor Services Assistant: Museum of the Earth
Paleontological Research Institution

Upward Bound Program Associate
Upward Bound Program - Public Service Center

Upward Bound Operations Assistant
Upward Bound Program - Public Service Center

Photojournalism Assistant
Ithaca Children's Garden

Development and Fundraising Assistant
Ithaca Children's Garden

Horticulture Assistant
Ithaca Children's Garden

Marketing & Communication Assistant
Ithaca Children's Garden

Non-Profit Administration Assistant
Ithaca Children's Garden

Photojournalism Assistant
Ithaca Children's Garden

Veterinary Assistant
SPCA of Tompkins County

Outdoor Recreation Festival Coordinator
Friends of Stewart Park and the Cayuga Waterfront Trail Initiative

Waterfront Trail and Park Horticulturist
Friends of Stewart Park and the Cayuga Waterfront Trail Initiative

Landscape Architecture and Architectural Designer
Friends of Stewart Park and the Cayuga Waterfront Trail Initiative

Communication and Fundraising Assistant
Friends of Stewart Park and the Cayuga Waterfront Trail Initiative

ReUse Center Assistant
Finger Lakes ReUse


Handbooks

We strongly encourage you to read the handbook that pertains to you and share it with any staff who are posting jobs or supervising students through CWSP.

Student Handbook

Community Partner Handbook

Campus Partner Handbook