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Off-Campus Work-Study

A variety of off-campus work-study jobs are available to Smith students with federal work-study each year at local approved nonprofit, nonsectarian agencies. Off-campus work-study focuses on nonprofit agencies serving the community, particularly its low-income citizens.

Off-campus work-study is an opportunity to gain experience in the public sector at nonprofit agencies, often your area of study. Because it is also a form of community service, off-campus work-study is an excellent addition to your résumé.

Only consider off-campus work-study if you can truly commit yourself to the agency and its work. Treat your off-campus work as seriously as you do your academic work. Not only will you be getting valuable experience, but also future employers will consider the importance of the work you do off campus.


Returning, transfer students and Ada Comstock Scholars with federal work-study are eligible for off-campus work-study. Check Bannerweb for the amount and type of award that been granted.


First-year students, international students (of any class) and graduate students are not eligible for off-campus work-study.

Pay Rate

$11.50 an hour

Hour Limits

Up to nine hours per week.

How to Apply

Apply for the position on JobX. You may inquire about specific nonprofit agencies you'd like to work with to see if they are current Smith affiliates or to have the agency apply to become an affiliate; please refer them to the information on the Off-Campus Work-Study Employers pages.

Once hired on JobX, you must complete the Off-Campus Work-Study Contract with your supervisor and submit it to the Student Employment office. You cannot work until you have submitted the contract and receive an email verifying your hire.