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Help out at North House and earn course credit!

North House offers two varieties of work study: weekly drop-in and extended residency sessions. Participants in both types earn an hour of course credit for each hour worked. Read on to learn more!

Weekly Drop-in Work Study

Each Wednesday at 1pm, a dedicated crew gathers to keep campus moving forward – everything from classroom set-up to deep cleaning; landscaping to recycling. Everyone is welcome — no application or pre-registration required! Just come down to the Blue Building on the North House campus and we will put you to work for 2 to 3 hours.

Each hour of work on campus earns one hour of class tuition. Bonus work study credit is awarded to anyone who attends three Wednesdays of the same month.

Program Details

Extended Session Work Study

North House also offers extended work study session of 1 - 3 weeks for those that seek a deeper engagement with campus life. These sessions integrate courses with work on campus. Several of these are built around larger events or craft-specific weeks, encouraging a rich connection with like-minded instructors, students, and visitors.   

Lodging will be provided during your stay. Expect to earn 24 - 32 hours of work study credit per week. Extended session participants should be prepared to work indoors and out on anything from making coffee in the student commons to sweeping up wood shavings; planting flowers to shoveling snow.  

In addition to your work on campus and time in the classroom, you'll have plenty of time to explore the Grand Marais area and plug into the local community.

Program Details

Extended work study sessions are by application. See availability and apply below!

02/04/2020 – 02/17/2020: February Fiber Session

This two-week session coincides with Fiber Week at North House, and knitting, weaving, sewing, felting, and quilting will be in abundance! This session includes attendance in an available Fiber Week class of your choice.

🚗 The provided lodging for this session is off-campus at Hungry Hippie Hostel. A car is required for transportation.

📅 Consideration of applications for this session will begin on 12/10/2019. Please feel free to apply after this date if the session is still open, but for best results apply early.

02/18/2020 – 02/24/2020: February Single-Week Session

The North Shore is beautiful during the winter months, and North House stays cozy with wood stoves, warm classrooms, and hot coffee. Spend a week with us this winter helping make North House tick.

🚗 The provided lodging for this session is off-campus at Hungry Hippie Hostel. A car is required for transportation.

📅 Consideration of applications for this session will begin on 12/10/2019. Please feel free to apply after this date if the session is still open, but for best results apply early.

02/25/2020 – 03/09/2020: Winter Wood Session

Aspiring and experienced woodworkers alike will be interested in this work study session, which coincides with Wood Week at North House. Spend time around other woodworkers and participate in coursework — this session includes participation in an available Wood Week course of your choice.

🚗 The provided lodging for this session is off-campus at Hungry Hippie Hostel. A car is required for transportation.

📅 Consideration of applications for this session will begin on 12/10/2019. Please feel free to apply after this date if the session is still open, but for best results apply early.

03/10/2020 – 03/30/2020: March Three-Week Session

Take your work study experience to the next level with this three-week session. By the end you’ll truly be part of the North House family — not to mention the ~80 hours of course credit you’ll have earned!

🚗 The provided lodging for this session is off-campus at Hungry Hippie Hostel. A car is required for transportation.

📅 Consideration of applications for this session will begin on 12/10/2019. Please feel free to apply after this date if the session is still open, but for best results apply early.

04/21/2020 – 05/04/2020: April Two-Week Session

Sunshine, flowers, and wildlife — join us during the beginning of spring, when the North Shore is just starting to come to life.

🚗 The provided lodging for this session is off-campus at Hungry Hippie Hostel. A car is required for transportation.

📅 Consideration of applications for this session will begin on 12/10/2019. Please feel free to apply after this date if the session is still open, but for best results apply early.