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Help out at North House and earn course credit!

All work study programs are suspended due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, at this time we have no information on when we will be able to reopen them. Please sign up for our eNewsletter to be notified when the workstudy program resumes.


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.

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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.

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