Durham and Community Affairs is committed to supporting nonprofits and faith-based organizations through capacity-building activities such as grant writing and board development, resources such as grants, research and volunteerism, and programmatic support.
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Community-Based Federal Work Study
Duke provides a wide variety of community-based work-study opportunities for students interested in working with nonprofit organizations in Durham. These positions provide students with meaningful skill development and sustained employment and organizations with skilled labor at minimal cost. Organizations hosting a community-based federal work-study position are reimbursed for 90% of the cost of a work-study student.
In an effort to reduce risk amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, all Community Based Federal Work-Study positions offered to Duke students must be remote opportunities. In-person positions cannot be submitted and will not be listed at this time.
Submission and Hiring Process for Work-Study
- Agencies should submit a position description by completing an online submission form.
- Agency completes pages 1-4 of the Off-Campus Agreement and submits it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The agreement (pages 1 – 4) must be completed and on file before the position is posted online. Please note that this needs to be submitted annually even if the position description has not changed.
- The position description is reviewed and posted with Duke Civic Engagement and the Duke List for part-time employment.
- Interested students contact the nonprofit organization to be interviewed. Students must be eligible for federal or Duke work-study.*
- Agency identifies a student to hire and submits “Hire Form” (page 5) to email@example.com. The “Hire Form” is found here. It must be completed and on file prior to hiring a work-study student.
- Agency hires the student through the organization’s established pay routine and the student is paid by the organization for hours worked. After payment to student, the agency will contact the Office of Student Loans & Personal Finance to request reimbursement for student earnings based on the work-study award of the student.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Agencies may consider Duke work-study even if the selected student does not qualify for federal work-study. Please be aware that Duke work-study is funded by the university and the reimbursement rate is 50% of student earnings. Federal work study is funded by the federal government and has a reimbursement rate of 90% of student earnings.
Resources for Connecting with Duke
Do you need more volunteers? Do you have an upcoming project for which you might like to collaborate with Duke faculty and students? Do you know what resources are available at Duke for funding, space use, training or consultations?
The resources listed below are intended to assist in your navigation of Duke. If you have questions about the resources available, or if you have changes or additions to the list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer & Staff Recruitment
Funding, Training, & Resources
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