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Our Work Study Program

Looking for a rewarding opportunity to get “hands on” experience with one of the largest real estate companies in South Florida? The Lauderdale by the Sea Realty Work Study Program provides a unique environment where you will experience just that! You can spend your school year earning valuable work experience with Lauderdale by the Sea Realty.
About the Work Study Program
The Work Study Program is designed for students who are enrolled in either business computing, office technology classes, printing/graphic arts, or manufacturing classes, and who plan to participate in a school-sponsored work experience program during their academic school year.

Nature of the Program
When hired, you will be placed on a temporary appointment which includes a “Not to Exceed” date of June 30th. This means employment is guaranteed from September-June of your academic year, with the possibility of an extension through August 31st. Your temporary, part-time employment category requires a Monday-Friday duty schedule for no more than 32 hours and no less than 20 hours per week.

Application Deadline
High school students must apply between September 1 and November 15 of your junior to senior year of high school.

There are not any deadlines for college students.
Available High School Work Study Program Positions
  • Office Assistant: Type, file, maintain records, answer phones and operate business equipment such as word processors and personal computers
  • Computer Aide: Operate our data processing equipment, often the most sophisticated equipment on the market
  • Printing/Graphic Arts: Use software to create agency brochure, pamphlets, etc.
  • Customer Support Professional: Interfaces with customers via inbound calls, outbound calls, or through the Internet (depending upon client requirements). This position provides customer service support and resolution of routine problems regarding client's product or services.

Available Model Shop Positions
  • Machining, sheet metal, fabrication, welding, woodworking, injection molding, and painting and plating

How to Apply
Applications are accepted September 1st through November 15th of your academic year. Applications must be postmarked by November 15st to be considered. All applications that are received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packets, will not be considered for employment.
You'll enhance your educational requirements with on-the-job training and continued participation in work experience at school during your academic year.

As a Work Study Program or model shop student you will earn a wage consistent with either a GGD 01/01 or a WGA 01/01 job classification, depending on which academic course you have taken.

You will earn sick and annual leave in proportion to time actually worked. Time will be accrued at a rate of one hour leave per 20 hours worked. You will also be paid full Social Security taxes.

Job Placement After Graduation
Lauderdale by the Sea Realty cannot guarantee permanent full- or part-time employment after completing the work-study program. However, should a permanent vacancy exist, every effort will be made to find a place for you if you desire permanent employment.
 All applicants must apply below, and submit the Recommendations Form via email during open season.: [email protected]

Download the Recommendations Form


Making the Grade

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or contain a Student Visa
  • Must have an interest and aptitude in business computing and office technology
  • Must be a school student enrolled in either business computing or office technology classes with plans to participate in a school-sponsored work experience program throughout your academic school year
  • An unweighted GPA of 2.5 or higher is preferred
  • Must be 16 years old by August 31st following your junior year
  • Must have reliable transportation for getting to and from the workplace, or able to service from home.
  • You must meet the standards of performance on the job
  • You must maintain an unweighted 2.5 GPA throughout your academic years
  • If absent from school, you must be absent from work
  • You must achieve satisfactory evaluations from both your work supervisor and work experience coordinator
  • You must complete the program year, graduate and receive your high school diploma
  • Employment may be terminated if your personal conduct warrants such action