Find a Federal Work Study Job

2018-2019: New Student Access to Handshake

Admitted and registered students with claimed NetID’s will be granted access to Handshake during the first week of July 2018. Students will receive an email from [email protected] with their login information. Please note: your username will be your @GWU.EDU email address and your password will be your email (single sign-on) password.

Employment Options

On Campus

You may work for any GW department, office, institute or center provided that unit has signed a contract with the Center for Career Services for the current year. If you are offered a job from a department that has not yet signed a current contract, there may be a short delay while a contract is completed.

Off Campus

You may work for pre-approved off-campus nonprofit agencies (PDF) that have been selected by GW to participate in the FWS program. (2018-2019 Approved Sites Coming soon)

There is a strict application process for off-campus organizations who are interested in hiring FWS students from GW.  The application process occurs each summer before the start of a new academic year.  Interested organizations should contact Student Employment at [email protected] for more information. 

FWS Tutoring

Each year several hundred GW students impact the lives of pre-K and elementary school children in the District of Columbia by improving their school readiness and literacy skills. If you are interested in using your FWS award to become a tutor, you will work with GW's Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service to determine which tutoring program works best for you.

Tutors can choose from many locations and many work schedules. In general, a tutor will work six to eight hours per week. It is important that you carefully consider making a yearlong commitment to tutoring because a child will come to depend on you. You will be paid for all training.

GW Jumpstart

GW Jumpstart is an AmeriCorps program that works with 3–5 year olds to prepare them for kindergarten. Jumpstart requires a 300-hour commitment during a given academic year. Although you may run out of FWS funds and have to volunteer to reach your 300 hours, you will receive a $1,000 AmeriCorps payment (in addition to the FWS money you have earned) that can be used for future educational expenses.


GW SMART DC is an initiative in which the Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service partners with seven community organizations and two individual elementary schools to provide literacy tutoring to students in grades K – 6. There are numerous work sites and work schedules available. There is no minimum hour requirement.

Find a Job

Online Job Listings

All open FWS positions (both on-campus and off-campus) are posted in Handshake, our online employment service (in mid-July),. Students can search for these jobs by title and position type under "on-campus" and filter for "Work Study."