Skip to main content

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

Summer sessions now open! Apply below.

05/19/2020 – 06/01/2020: May Northern Landscapes Session

Naturalist and lovers of the outdoors will enjoy this two-week Work Study session as it coincides with our Northern Landscapes Festival. Rocks, birds, biomimicry, and the changing seasons will all be topics of discussion and intrigue throughout the week. Work Study participants during this session are housed in yurts, next door to campus, at the Grand Marais Recreation Park.

📅 Consideration of applications for this session will begin on 03/01/2020. Please feel free to apply after this date if the session is still open, but for best results apply early.

06/02/2020 – 06/08/2020: June Single-Week Session

Work Study participants during this session are housed in yurts, next door to campus, at the Grand Marais Recreation Park.

📅 Consideration of applications for this session will begin on 03/01/2020. Please feel free to apply after this date if the session is still open, but for best results apply early.

06/09/2020 – 06/22/2020: June Wooden Boat Session

This two-week session coincides with the Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival at North House. Be prepared for boats, craft demos, tool auctions, and puppets invading campus! Work Study participants during this session are housed in yurts, next door to campus, at the Grand Marais Recreation Park.

Filled
06/23/2020 – 07/06/2020: June Two-Week Session

Work Study participants during this session are housed in yurts, next door to campus, at the Grand Marais Recreation Park.

📅 Consideration of applications for this session will begin on 03/01/2020. Please feel free to apply after this date if the session is still open, but for best results apply early.

07/07/2020 – 07/20/2020: July Two-Week Session

Work Study participants during this session are housed in yurts, next door to campus, at the Grand Marais Recreation Park.

📅 Consideration of applications for this session will begin on 03/01/2020. Please feel free to apply after this date if the session is still open, but for best results apply early.

07/21/2020 – 08/03/2020: July Two-Week Session

Work Study participants during this session are housed in yurts, next door to campus, at the Grand Marais Recreation Park.

📅 Consideration of applications for this session will begin on 03/01/2020. Please feel free to apply after this date if the session is still open, but for best results apply early.

08/04/2020 – 08/17/2020: August Two-Week Session

Work Study participants during this session are housed in yurts, next door to campus, at the Grand Marais Recreation Park.

📅 Consideration of applications for this session will begin on 03/01/2020. Please feel free to apply after this date if the session is still open, but for best results apply early.

08/18/2020 – 08/31/2020: August Two-Week Session

Work Study participants during this session are housed in yurts, next door to campus, at the Grand Marais Recreation Park.

Filled