Human Resources

Human Resources

Federal Work Study Program

Program History:

Work ProgramsSince 2003, the City of Riverside has partnered with the University of California, Riverside’s (UCR) federally funded Federal Work Study (FWS) program to offer undergraduate students employment opportunities while enrolled in school.


Students are able to work up to 19 hours a week while school is in session and up to 39 hours a week when classes are not in session. Students may work until their earned gross income has equaled their awarded fund amount. The City department interested in a FWS student establishes the student’s hourly wage in which federal funds will pay for a portion of the wages, and the City the remaining portion.

FWS funds are awarded to students based on financial need and the availability of funds. This working relationship with the City of Riverside and UCR provides valuable learning experiences to our local university’s students while allowing them to pay for their educational expenses at the same time.

Who Can Participate?

All current and active UCR students who meet the need and funding requirements may apply for FWS positions with the City. Funding amounts are adjusted on a yearly basis.

How To Get Involved:

Job listings can be found on the UCR career website , for FWS students to view and select positions that are of interest. Please contact the UCR Career Center for more information on financial need and for application information. Students interested in Federal Work Study opportunities at the City of Riverside may contact Deisy Ruiz at (951) 826-5372.

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