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The LMU Partners Program provides work study students with the opportunity to work off campus with contracted non-profit organizations across the Los Angeles area. By working off-campus with these organizations, LMU students gain access to the non-profit sector of business, hone their business skills, and build their resume for future careers.

Information for LMU Students

The LMU Partners Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who received a Work Study award in their financial aid package. Students have served as after-school art mentors, research assistants, film interns and more.

To apply for the LMU Partners Program, please visit LionJobs and search for "LMU Partners."

LMU Partners Forms (for hired student employee use):

Current LMU Partners

  • 826LA
  • Boys & Girls Club of Venice
  • Edboost Learning Center
  • The Emily Shane Foundation
  • The Enrichment Center
  • Friends of Ballona Wetlands
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Santa Monica College Tutoring
  • St. Anastasia Catholic School
  • St. Bernard High School
  • Venice Arts

LMU Partners Program Qualifications

The LMU Partners Program is open to both for-profit and non-profit organizations. NOTE: Non-profit organizations must provide proof of certification; i.e. tax exemption form.

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

  • The work assigned to the students by the organization will be (a) in the public interest and (b) will not result in the displacement of employed workers or impair existing contracts for services. Both parties agree that no students will be denied work or be subjected to discrimination under this agreement on the grounds of race, color, religion, gender, national origin or disability.
  • Once an organization is approved as an LMU Partner, the organization is willing to pay 25% of the actual compensation payable to each student employed at the organization/agency. The organization will be billed on a monthly basis by the University. The remaining 75% will be covered by the University's work study funding. Lower percentage splits may be offered if the non-profit organization can demonstrate financial hardship.

FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

  • The work assigned to the students by the organization must be (a) academically relevant to the maximum extent possible and (b) will not result in the displacement of employed workers or impair existing contracts for services. Both parties agree that no students will be denied work or be subjected to discrimination under this agreement on the grounds of race, color, religion, gender, national origin or disability.
  • Once an organization is approved as an LMU Partner, the organization is willing to pay 50% of the actual compensation payable to each student employed at the organization/agency. The organization will be billed on a monthly basis by the University. The remaining 50% will be covered by the University's work study funding.

Contact Amie Gonzalez at amie.gonzalez@lmu.edu if you are interested in joining the LMU Partners Program.