Volunteer Student Stipends | University of Portland

Volunteer Student Stipends

Payment to a student as a volunteer or intern, not for work performed

Students who are involved in a volunteer or internship-like experience can receive stipend payments to help defray costs of expenses incurred for the duration of the position.   These positions must meet the following criteria:

  • The position is strictly for the student's benefit of achieving an experience closely tied to the student's educational degree or taking part in a student-driven experience.
  • The University received no direct advantage from the student's activities; on occasion University operations may actually be impeded.
  • The student does not displace a regular employee.   There is no employee-employer relationship; rather the student engages in experience under the guidance of a staff or faculty member.
  • Payment must not be contingent upon quality or quantity of participation but given as assistance to defray the reasonable costs of expenses the student incurs during the volunteer or internship-like position.
  • The University and the student understands that the student is not entitled to wages for the time spent in experience. 

These positions must first be approved by the Human Resources office before payment can be promised to a student. To receive payments students must complete a Student Volunteer Stipend Substitute W9 and Acknowledgement form.   Students must also sign up for direct deposit.  

Payments will be paid through Accounts Payable on the Friday on, or closest, to the 15th of each month.  If you have any questions about payments please contact the Controller's Office at accounts_payable@up.edu.

Academic Year 2022-23 Pay Schedule:

  • September 16, 2022
  • October 14 , 2022
  • November 18, 2022
  • December 16, 2022
  • January 13, 2023
  • February 17, 2023
  • March 17,  2023
  • April 14, 2023

Summer 2023 Pay Schedule:

  • May 12, 2023
  • June 16, 2023
  • July 14, 2023
  • August 11, 2023