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Student Employment

What is the Community Work-Study Program?

The Federal Community Work-Study Program provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with a financial aid award.

The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study. Students are paid by the hour, and the rate is at least the federal minimum wage. The maximum number of hours you can work at Boise State during school sessions is 20 hours per week and you are paid every other week. Community Work Study hours are typically scheduled around your classes, depending on the employer.

Our positions offer high-level and high-impact professional development so students can build their network and resume, as well as get the experience they need to secure professional work post-graduation. Be a part of our program and start growing your professional career today.

Apply on BroncoJobs or send a cover letter and resume with the position you are applying for in the subject line (e.g. Application for SL2 at Agency for new Americans) to

Current Openings

NOW HIRING starting at $9.50 an hour

SL2 – Learn to Coordinate Volunteers
The SL2 acts as a liaison between a community organization, Boise State faculty, the Service-Learning Program, and service-learners. They support service-learners and traditional community volunteers.

COMMUNITY ASSISTANTS  – Work in the community with non-profits that can lead to future jobs

How do I apply? 5 Easy Steps!

  • Verify that you qualify for work-study. You can view your financial aid package on BroncoWeb (under Finances, click View My Financial Aid). Visit the Financial Aid website to find out more about receiving work study.
  • Send your résumé and cover letter to Include in your cover letter which position you are applying for and your student ID number.
  • We will send your résumé to the agencies mentioned in your cover letter. The agency supervisor will contact you to schedule an interview. You and the supervisor will discuss specific job responsibilities, work schedules, hourly compensation ($8.50/hour or above) and general orientation details.
  • If the agency supervisor decides to hire you, s/he will contact the community work study coordinator to process the hiring paperwork through Boise State Human Resource Department. You cannot begin work until you have had an orientation with our office and complete all hiring paperwork.
  • Begin working for the agency! Enjoy your experience. 

Who Will I Work For?

All open positions are posted on BroncoJobs.
Possibilities include:

  • Agency for New Americans
  • Boise Parks and Recreation
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County
  • Discovery Center of Idaho
  • Idaho Public Health Association
  • And many more!

How Many Hours Can I Work and What Will I Get Paid?

  • Students may work 10-30 hours per week during class sessions and up to 40 hours per week during school breaks (Summer, Spring and Winter).
  • If awarded work-study for the coming academic year, students may start as early as July 1, and work until the end of classes in the Spring.
  • Students will be paid a minimum of $8.50 per hour. 

Additional Questions?

Contact the Community Work Study Coordinator at 426-3231 or 

  • Service Learning Ambassador – SLA:

    As an SLA you will be helping students, faculty, and non-profits in the Treasure Valley make an even greater impact in their community.

    The Service-Learning Ambassador (SLA) assists students, faculty, and community partners in the coordination of service-learning activities. Duties may include:

    • Help students understand Service-Learning (SL) concepts, procedures, requirements
    • Support students in SL placement, orientation, troubleshooting, and maximizing learning
    • Serve as liaison among students, faculty, community partners, and SL staff
    • Responding to students’ phone and email questions
    • Help facilitate class discussions on service issues
    • Assist  students and community partners  through the assessment  and evaluation process
    • Assist in event planning for the SL Program
    • Help establish and document service-learning procedures
    • Work as a team at staff meetings with other SLAs and SL staff
    • Provide administrative support for the SL Program

  • Service Learning Student Leaders – SL2

    As an SL2 you will help various non-profit organizations in the Treasure Valley make an even greater impact on their community by assisting with coordinating their service-learners and volunteers.

    • Taking charge of a service project by coordinating it and being accountable for its successful completion
    • Organizing, leading, and inspiring a group of volunteers before, during, and after the project
    • Communicating the details of the project and serving as a resource for other campus and community volunteers
    • Representing Boise State University, Service-Learning, and their agency to other volunteers on campus and in the community
    • Assist with and/or lead orientations at community partner organization for service-learning students and community volunteers
    • Place volunteers and service-learning students with specific projects or clients
    • Schedule and track students’ service hours and community volunteer hours
    • Address needs and concerns at the community partner site for both service-learners and community volunteers.
    • Provide guidance for meaningful service-learning experiences
    • Support on-site student reflections in consultation with SLP staff, community partners, and/or professors
    • Learn about relevant social issues and client/guest population of community partner.
    • Participate in training regarding best practices in volunteer coordination and service-learning
    • Invest in personal and professional growth and self-defined goals.
    • Attend all meetings (bi-monthly meetings, alternating between professional development and group meetings). These meetings are paid work time. (dates and times are TBD)
    • Keep Service-Learning up to date about developments at the organization.
    • Exemplify professional conduct and responsibly represent Boise State University in all matters.

  • Community Work Study:

    This program helps place students in part-time jobs with nonprofit organizations. Students are paid through work-study funds awarded through financial aid.

    Each individual site has a list of duties pertinent to the position.

Check out our Employee Handbook here for job training and information.