Financial Services Work-Study & Volunteer Programs for Students

Work Study Program

For college students eligible for work study (currently receive federal financial aide), students can earn up to $20 per hour gaining real-world experience in the financial services industry.

Volunteer Program

College students can earn volunteer hours plus be eligible for the President’s Volunteer Service Award through working with actual clients in the financial services industry.

Choosing Between Work Study and Volunteering

If you currently receive Federal loans for your schooling, you could qualify for work study. Work study allows you to get real-world experience while also getting paid. Work study interns at TEMA make up to $20 an hour! You must currently receive federal funding through your school to be able to qualify as a paid intern at TEMA. Additionally, you must be local to Washington State to qualify for the work study program. If you know that you qualify for work study, apply to be a paid intern today!

If you do not qualify for work study (you do not receive federal financial aide and/or you are not local to Washington State) you can still gain valuable work experience by becoming a TEMA volunteer . Our volunteers gain knowledge of the financial industry and make an impact by helping others increase their financial literacy in the process. Volunteers who meet certain requirements can also qualify to earn the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Volunteers who receive this award get a printed display of their achievement as well as the opportunity to put it on their resume. If you’re interested in learning more about volunteering and the President’s Award, please contact us to learn more.

The choice between these two is an individual one.  Additionally, acceptance into either program will not only be based on the merits of the applicant, but also the availability with the program.

Advantages of Work Study

  • Earn Up to $20 Per Hour
  • Fulfill Work Study Requirement
  • Earn Real-World Job Experience
  • Learn Professional Financial Management Skills

Advantages of Volunteering

  • Earn Volunteer Hours
  • Fulfill Volunteer Requirement
  • Eligible for the President’s Volunteer Service Award
  • Learn Professional Financial Management Skills

Learn Real-World Financial Skills &
Explore Careers that Fit You

The Extra Mile Academy (TEMA) offers college students real-world opportunities to learn practical financial skills and explore careers that fit with their interests and aptitudes.

It all works on the basic idea that the best way to learn something is to do it. Our program profides students with direct, hands-on, real world financial services experience.  Working with an accredited, professional financial advisor, working  together with real clients, you’ll learn life-long skills such as budgeting, investing, and saving. You’ll learn about debt, how to buy a home, and how to save for a great retirement. Simply put, you’ll learn personal financial management and mastery.

Once 250 hours of work are complete (in a one-year period), you will not only have a broad, incredibly useful set of skills and experience, but you will also earn up to $20 per hour (if in our work-study program) or be eligible to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award (if in our Volunteer program).

We’ve crafted this program to give college students skills that will not only help them master their financial life, but also be able to find careers that will give them the opportunity for a lifetime of meaningful work and service.

Currently, this program is open to current college students only. We hope to expand our reach to high school students in the future.

How it Works

Apply Online & Create an Individual Profile Based on Your Skills and Interests

Fill out your individual profile so we can learn a little more about you and match you with opportunities that fit what you care about. We work hard to match students with opportunities that truly fit them.

Gain Experience Working with Real-Life Financial Services Clients

Learn skills such as budgeting, investing, and savings while working with real clients, along-side a professional/accredited financial advisor. In short, learn how to win with money and win in life.

Learn Lifetime Skills of Sound Financial Management

Learn lifetime skills of sound financial management, working with real clients. Plus, earn up to $20 per hour, or be eligible for the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national distinction.

About The Extra Mile Academy (TEMA)

Founded in 2014, The Extra Mile Academy (TEMA) has two core aspects to its mission. First, TEMA gives students the opportunity to learn financial literacy in real-world settings. Students work one-on-one with an accredited, professional finanical advisor, with real clients, learning all aspects of financial management. Budgeting, investing, saving, mortgages, credit cards, debt, we cover it all so students can learn how these financial topics work in real life.

Second, we want to give students work experience in internship positions that match their interests, passions, and talents. We work with students to figure out where the intersection of their interests and abilities lie, then place them with employers that will help them explore potential careers of interest to them in a real-world setting.

TEMA is supported by donations of time, money, and experience by local and national donors. If you would like to help us bring financial literacy plus real-world career exploration opportunities to more students, please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.

Help Us Help Students

Help us fulfill our mission of bringing financial literacy to students by making a tax-deductible donation.
TEMA is approved as a 501( c)(3) Non-Profit Charity.

Giving students the skills, experience, and opportunities that will last them a lifetime.

From budgeting to investing, to buying a home and managing debt, we provide students with the practical, critical financial literacy skills we wish were offered in school.

We match students with internship opportunities that not only match their interests and aptitudes, but also give them a chance to try out careers, helping them find not only what they want to do, but for whom they want to do it for.