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College Employment

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) awards are $500-$2000 per year packages given to students who demonstrate financial need. It is awarded as a part of your financial aid package at the beginning of the academic year.

As with other financial aid awards, priority is given to students who apply for the FAFSA before the February 14th priority deadline.

Award recipients are notified over the Summer and are then given the opportunity to locate a position of their choosing.

Non-FWS Employment

Opportunities for part and full-time work are available on UMBCworks, UMBC’s job and internship database.

The Career Center sponsors several job fairs every year, where students can find opportunities for jobs, internships, research positions, and on-campus positions including Resident Assistant and IT Helpdesk.

Workships are on-campus jobs where students perform various services for a department in exchange for room, board, or both. If you’re interested in a workship, simply locate and contact your department of interest.

Applied Learning and Community Engagement

The Shriver Center is UMBC’s acclaimed office of civic engagement and community-based service. Through the Shriver Center students can find information on volunteering opportunities, scholarships, and opportunities to earn academic credit for service.

The Shriver Center is also home to the SUCCESS program, Maryland’s first four-year postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities.


For a complete list of upcoming job and career fairs at UMBC, click here

For more information on college employment, check out the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships