Off-Campus Work-Study

Many UC San Diego students receive federally funded work-study awards as part of their financial aid package.  The Career Center facilitates two work-study programs each year. These programs enable non-profit, governmental, community-based agencies and schools to hire students at a significant salary savings.

Non-Profit Partnership—Federally funded by the government, these community service work-study positions provide services designed to improve the quality of life for community residents. These positions may serve UC San Diego students, faculty and staff, low income individuals, or those who benefit from:

  • Health care, child care, literacy training, education (including tutorial services), transportation, public safety, crime prevention and control, recreation and community improvement.
  • Support services for students with disabilities.
  • Mentoring activities such as tutoring, educational and recreational activities or counseling including career counseling

Participating Agencies: 

  • Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI)
  • Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito (BGCSD)
  • SALK
  • Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP)
  • The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI)
  • Veteran's Medical Research Foundation
  • La Jolla Playhouse
  • CA Medical Innovation Institute

Reading/Math Tutoring Program—Federally funded by the government, these allow students to work as reading tutors with pre-K through 5th grade students and/or for family literacy programs or as a math tutor, K through 8th grades assisting schoolchildren in developing or improving their reading and/or math skills in schools and other nonprofit organizations.

Participating Agencies: 

  • Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI)
  • Bethel's Education Enhancement Program (BEEP)
  • Community Housing Works (CHW): Kalos, Las Serenas, Poway Cluster (Hillside), Poway Cluster (Oak Knoll & Solara), Poway Cluster (Poway Villas & Park View Terrace)
  • Sherman Heights Community Center (SHCC)
  • The Children's School (TCS)
  • Everyone A Reader (EAR): Avondale Elementary, Curie Elementary, Doyle Elementary, Lafayette Elementary, Ross Elementary, Torrey Pines Elementary, Vista Grande Elementary
  • Zamorano Fine Arts Academy

If you are a student interested in working with any of these employers, contact the Student Employment Office or check out Handshake for job opportunities. Or if you are an employer and want more information on how you can apply to these programs,  contact the Student Employment Office.