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Student Employment Opportunities

The Service-Learning program provides community service employment related to your interests or course of study. Students schedule work hours around their classes, gain relevant life and work experience, and work a maximum of 20 hours per week.

Michaela Johnson, poses with George, a Great Basin Gopher Snake. Michaela’s work-study job is at MK Nature Center.

Our positions offer high-level 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 Handshake or send a cover letter, resume and reference sheet with the position you are applying for in the subject line (e.g. Application for SL2 at IRC) to

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Service-Learning Student Employment FAQs

How do I apply? Four Easy Steps!


  1. Send your résumé and cover letter to Include in your cover letter which position you are applying for and your student ID number.
  2. We will screen your application and, depending on the position, send it to the partners mentioned in your cover letter or contact you ourselves. If advanced, the agency supervisor will contact you to schedule an interview. You and the supervisor will discuss specific job responsibilities, work schedules, hourly compensation and general orientation details.
  3. If the agency supervisor decides to hire you, they will contact the Service-Learning Employment 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.
  4. Begin working for the agency!

What is the Community Work-Study Program?

The Federal Community Work-Study program provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students who have been awarded work-study funds through financial aid.

Do I need a Work-Study Award to apply?

No. The Service-Learning program has opportunities for students both with and without a work-study award. Review the available positions to see which ones you are eligible for.

How do I know if I am Work Study eligible?

Verify that you qualify for work-study by viewing your financial aid package on BroncoWeb (under Finances, click View My Financial Aid). Visit Financial Aid to find out more about receiving work study.