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Work Study

The Work Study Program is a financial aid job placement program available to students attending participating universities, colleges, community colleges or vocational schools in Washington State. The program is administered by the Personnel Department; and jointly funded by the participating City departments and schools.

This program allows students to gain valuable work experience while earning funds for college. The department typically outlines a Work Study project providing the student with meaningful work that supplements their academic curriculum. Further, the student will gain valuable work experience to add to their resume for future employment opportunities following graduation.


Participation in the program is open to all students who are eligible for financial aid and are awarded State Work Study through their college or university. Only students who have been awarded State Work Study are eligible to apply for Work Study positions with the City of Seattle.

Work Study students are limited to a 19 hour work week during the academic year, and a 40 hour work week during school breaks.

How to Apply

All Work Study positions are available on the Student Internship & Workstudy page. You may submit your application only when there are open Work Study positions posted.

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