Nonprofit Wage Assistance

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UC can provide grant-funded compensation to students who work for your non-profit organization

Who It’s For

Nonprofit organizations that can provide meaningful, resume-building, mentored work experiences for University of Cincinnati students can take advantage of this opportunity!

Sample Job Types

College students are eager and can contribute to your organization in a variety of roles, such as:

  • Administrative support
  • Fundraising support
  • Marketing
  • Social media
  • Tutoring/coaching
  • Event planning
  • Basic IT support
  • Basic analytics
  • Operations management

How It Works

The University of Cincinnati has grant funds to support students who work for approved non-profit employers.

For positions related to technology

The Service Learning Co-op Program will reimburse not-for-profit organizations for student wages at 100% for student employment up to 80 hours. For employment that exceeds 80 hours, the organization is expected to provide a 50% match. Not-for-profits have the option of hiring more than one student for work assignments that exceed 80 hours in order to make the most of the funding and to give more students the opportunity to practice and refine their skills. For IT-related work that can be performed remotely, the University of Cincinnati will provide on-campus workspace for students.

For positions not related to technology

We use Federal Work Study funding to help pay students working in non-technology roles. As such, not-for-profit partners must complete a Federal Work Study application with the UC Financial Aid Office for any non-IT position. Work Study applications often take several weeks to process so you will want to complete your application as soon as possible.

To ensure that you do not waste time interviewing and making offers to students who are not eligible to receive federal work-study dollars, your non-IT job description should clearly state up front that the job is open to Work-Study-eligible students only.

Non-IT Service Learning Co-op students can work up to 24 hours per week. The pay rate for these students has been set at $12 per hour.

How to Get Started

Create a job description and post it in Handshake. Handshake is the leading platform for recruiting college students and recent graduates. View Handshake’s Get Started Guide for Employers.

Contact Paula Harper to let her know you are recruiting and interested in taking advantage of this funding opportunity.

Ready to Connect?

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Paula Harper

Partnership Development, Service Learning Co-op