SEEDS

Division of Student Services

Off-Campus Federal Work Study

Students
Nonprofits, Public Schools, & Public Agencies

FWS coordinator, Karina Aragon, has office hours Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-11am and you can book an appointment with her at: https://aragonk.youcanbook.me.

In order to promote connections between Reed College and the Portland community, Reed College subsidizes an off-campus federal work-study (FWS) program. This program allows motivated students to volunteer/intern with Portland nonprofits, public schools and public agencies as one way to earn their federal work-study awards. 

Who is eligible for a FWS internship?

Students with an FWS allocation (not "On-Campus Work Option") listed in their Financial Aid package who complete additional off-campus FWS paperwork are eligible. Are you an FWS-eligible student who is interested in finding more about approved off-campus FWS sites? Check out the opportunities and required steps.

Who hosts FWS internships?

Various types of community partners could qualify as FWS host sites. Private non-profit organizations and federal, state, or local public agencies whose work is in public interest are potentially eligible. FWS interns may not participate in political activity or further religious agendas. Are you a community organization that's interested in becoming an approved off-campus FWS site? Learn more about our contract process!