Summer Off-Campus Federal Work Study

Eligible Brown University undergraduate students may access their work study funding through off-campus, community-based assignments. This opportunity places students with nonprofit organizations or government departments in RI and supports them with a structured and supportive cohort that builds skills and competencies for community engagement. Students participating in Off-Campus Federal Work Study are considered part of the Swearer Center’s Community Corps, a program that provides training, advising, and cohort support for Brown students engaging with communities. 

For more information about this summer’s OCFWS program click here.


Through this program, eligible students can earn up to $3,600 in gross wages between July 1 – August 31st. Student earnings are paid by the University via federal work study funding. A limited number of child-oriented literacy initiatives with non-profit organizations qualify for 100% funding through federal work study, with no reimbursement expected by the organization.

The Swearer Center advises undergraduate students and connects them with eligible community partners through BrownEngage. Brown’s Office of Financial Aid determines student eligibility.

* Funds for this program are limited and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment into the program is also dependent on the student’s eligibility as well as their ability to receive and accept an offer from eligible community partners.


We are currently not accepting applications for Summer Off-Campus Federal Work Study. Please check back for updates on the next application cycle.


Joshua Rodriguez, Program Manager, Student Development: [email protected] or 401-863-1825.