Community-Based Federal Work Study (CBFWS) Program

The Community-Based Federal Work Study (CBFWS) Program is a brand new way for students to get paid for their work at local non-profit organizations. CBFWS was created because NYCCEP and the Office of Student Employment Services believe that placements at community-based organizations are mutually beneficial: they provide non-profits with the brilliance, energy, and talent of Barnard students, and they allow students to gain invaluable real-world experience in social impact work. However, far too often non-profits do not have the funds to compensate students for their vital work. CBFWS aims to change that by increasing the accessibility of social impact-focused, career-building placements for our students.


Get a job with the CBFWS Program


  • Students can work for 1-2 semesters, depending on agency needs.
  • Students can work up to 15 hours per week total, including other Barnard-related positions (10 hours for first-year students).
  • Students will earn $15 per hour up to the amount of their Federal Work Study Award.
  • Assignments will vary based on agency needs.

How to find a CBFWS job

  • Log in to BarnardWorks.
  • Search under the "Off-Campus Community-Based FWS Program" category.
  • All available listings will show up. Please apply directly to the agency per their instructions on their listing.
  • Once you are selected and offered a position by the agency, you will complete your employment forms online and drop them off at Student Employment Services in 224 Milbank.


If you have any questions as you are moving through the application process, please reach out to Adeline Medeiros, Associate Director of Civic Engagement, at or 212.853.0770.