Work-Study Employment

VA education benefit that pays Work-Study students minimum wage, non-taxed, for up to 25 hours of VA-related activities

Additional information about the work-study program is available from the Veterans Administration. Contact the Office of Veterans Programs via email or call 814-863-0465 with questions.

Eligibility

All positions require that students be...

  • Military-affiliated
  • Attending at least ¾ time
  • Actively using GI Bill® benefits through Title 38 or Title 10 under
    • Ch30: Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB)
    • Ch31: Veteran Readiness & Employment (formally 'Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment')
    • Ch35: Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA)
    • Ch1606: MGIB – Selected Reserve (SR)
    • Ch33: Post-9/11 GI Bill®, including Transfer of Entitlement (TOE) and Fry Scholarship recipients

Available Positions

Be sure to include your Penn State email address.

Note: Applications are accepted throughout the year; however, positions are limited. Any applications received after current semester positions are filled will be considered for future semesters.

Front Desk/Office Assistant 

As a team member, you will be responsible for:

  • Greeting visitors
  • Answering/transferring phone calls
  • Providing guidance on VA benefits
  • Maintaining certification files, data entry, filing, and office maintenance

Position Requirements

  • Military-affiliated students
  • Attending at least ¾ time
  • Actively using a GI Bill® benefit

Peer Counselor and Outreach Program

Outreach Counselors will be responsible for:

  • Providing information on educational opportunities
  • Financial aid
  • VA benefits supporting prospective and current students
  • Students will establish and maintain connections around Penn State and the greater community
  • Should be able to work independently or as a team towards common goals.

Position Requirements

  • Military-affiliated students
  • Attending at least ¾ time
  • Actively using a GI Bill® benefit

Student Sponsor

Student Sponsors are responsible for:

  • Helping incoming student veterans acclimate to student life
  • Connect with Penn State and community resources
  • Provide opportunities for socialization and refer to services when necessary
  • Provide this assistance to a caseload of approximately fifteen to twenty-five incoming student veterans

Position Requirements

  • Military veterans
  • Attending at least ¾ time
  • Actively using a GI Bill® benefit
  • Have been a Penn State University Park student for at least one full academic year
  • Students pursuing degrees in the following are strongly encouraged to apply
    • Biobehavioral Health
    • Human Development and Family Studies
    • Psychology
    • Rehabilitation and Human Services
    • Sociology
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"GI Bill®" is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.