Work-Study Program

CalWORKs Work-Study Program

CalWORKs work-study program provides CalWORKs students with employment opportunities while attending Chabot College and pursuing their educational goals.

Work opportunities may be in employment, professional development, community service & internships.


  • Funds earned in Work-Study are not deducted from a student’s monthly cash aid. Students keep 100% of both their employment earnings and cash aid. This is because their work-study is a form of student financial aid, included on their Financial Aid Award letter, and contributes to meeting the cost of college attendance.
  • Work-study hours (20 hours max) can be counted as “core” hours for a student’s Welfare-to-work plan.
  • On-site experience is often related to their field of study (View a list of departments CalWORKs has partnered with here)
  • Build student’s resume and work experience


Chabot student must:

  • Be enrolled or in the process of enrolling in classes at Chabot College
  • Be admitted into Chabot College CalWORKs program
  • Be in good academic standing, 2.0 GPA minimum

How to Apply

CalWORKs students must complete these steps in the exact order :

  1. Fill out the Work Study Application Packet
  2. Schedule an appointment with Elsa Saenz at the EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs front desk or call 510-723-7694.

Other Work Study Forms can be found here.


Contact Elsa Saenz, CalWORKs Coordinator/Counselor,