Grant Assisted UC Student Assistance in Response to COVID-19

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Through UC’s Service Learning Co-op program, students can gain real-world experience and earn a paycheck while supporting community nonprofits. (*Wage assistance available to qualifying nonprofits.)  Through this program, nonprofit employers receive:

  • High quality student work
  • Competitive and caring applicant pools
  • Students compensated at no cost to your organization, if qualified
  • Professional development training for students

Requirements for nonprofit participation:  

  • A meaningful work experience with the opportunity to develop transferable skills
  • A dedicated supervisor willing to provide evaluative feedback 
  • An approved employer application

More details available:  UC Service Learning     Contact Paula Harper with additional questions.  

Details for receiving compensation reimbursement: 

  1. Complete this form:  Employer Form
  2. Complete the MOU and return to Paula Harper at
  3. Recruit students through Handshake, which you can access here.  (Make sure to include “Service Learning Co-op” in your job title to ensure that S-L Co-op students find your posted position.)
  4. Conduct interviews with selected candidates and hire those that meet your needs
  5. Email the name(s) of the student(s) you selected, your W-9 (Form W-9 – Internal Revenue Service), and a quote for the total amount you expect to pay.  (Nonprofits will be reimbursed for payment given)  Email information to Paula Harper at (S-L Co-op Employers must be able to hire students as W-2 employees. If hiring as a W2 employee is impossible for your organization, please indicate such in your email to Paula Harper.) 
  6. Pay the student $12.50 an hour (80 hour/$1,000 maximum) and invoice UC (see step 7) per pay period or at the end of the project 
  7. Submit a ServeIT Invoice, along with a copy of the student(s)’ pay stubs, and allow 30 days for reimbursement.  (Contact Paula for the ServeIT Invoice document.)