Off-Campus Federal Work-Study Job Opportunities

Undergraduate U.S. citizens who have been awarded Federal Work-Study may work at an approved off-campus agency through the Student Employment Program during the academic year. The employer must be a nonprofit agency and must be able to provide proof of 501(c)(3) status. 

The Office of Student Financial Services will provide such job listings when available. Students with FWS are encouraged to seek eligible off-campus jobs in addition to the ones listed here. Such jobs must meet the approval of the Office of Student Financial Services.

Project and Administrative Assistant, ARC of Mass
The Arc of Massachusetts, a non-profit organization, is seeking bright, motivated students with Federal Work-Study funding to join our office staff of highly dedicated and welcoming professionals. The Arc is a national movement that works to include people with intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community. The Arc of Massachusetts represents this mission at the state level, advocating to legislators for services and supports, and providing training and educational materials to individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families, as well as to the general public. Our office is located in walking distance from the Brandeis University campus.
Though these positions often involve the performance of simple office tasks, such as data entry, handling phone calls, and photocopying, we have found that students have done great things when we can structure their jobs around areas of interest.
Project and Administrative Assistant
Purpose: Assist staff of The Arc of Massachusetts with administrative tasks and projects.
Skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint.
Duties: General office tasks, including:
  • Data entry
  • Handling phone calls
  • Photocopying
  • Submitting press releases
  • Writing office procedures
  • Researching legislative and public policy issues
  •  Assisting at trainings, legislative events, and fundraising events
Student with interest in Social Science and/or Psychology is desirable
Wage Rate: $11.00
If interested, send resume and cover letter to: Beth Rutledge at