There are several opportunities to work as a student. Explore some options below and read more details about student employment in the resource center.

Teaching & Research Opportunities

Teach the Design Discovery program
This six-week summer program has been welcoming a mix of college students, young professionals, career-changers, and retirees to the GSD for more than 40 years. The program exposes people considering a career in design to the methods and concepts of the GSD. Each Spring, graduating GSD students may apply to be Design Discovery instructors.
Contact Jeffrey Klug for details

Work as a teaching assistant to faculty
A TA assists faculty with the general duties of preparing for class and provides logistical support or coordination as needed for coursework, course/AV setup, room scheduling, transportation, etc.
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Work as a research assistant to faculty
An RA conducts research on a specific research account.
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Participate in the Community Service Fellowship Program
The Community Service Fellowship Program (CSFP) exposes students to new challenges and methods of working and encourages them to explore connections between the academic interests they pursue at School and the practitioner’s vocation to understand and address existing challenges faced by communities both locally, nationally and internationally. The program provides approximately 20 students with jobs in agencies and community grassroots organizations.
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Serve as a teaching fellow in lecture courses (Doctoral Students Only)
TFs assist faculty in preparing course materials and in offering instruction. They're responsible for preparing assigned readings, leading weekly section discussions, and grading assignments. They are paid a preset salary on a monthly payroll.
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Teach the English for Design Course (Doctoral Students Only)
Each year, a small group of international students admitted to the GSD will be required to take a course focused on improving their comfort with the English language with an emphasis on design discourse at the GSD. Opportunities exist for doctoral-level students to assist in running the discussion sessions of this custom program.
Contact John Aslanian for details

Other Opportunities

Get a work-study job on campus
Go through the financial aid application process to be considered for federal work-study or a federal loan.
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Assist with the Executive Education program
The GSD's ExecEd program offers professional development courses in the simmer and often recruits GSD students to work alongside participants.
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Be a Resident Assistant for the Design Discovery Program
This six-week summer program has been welcoming a mix of college students, young professionals, career-changers, and retirees to the GSD for more than 40 years. The program exposed people considering a career in design to the methods and concepts of the GSD. Each Spring, GSD students may apply to be RAs for the Design Discovery program.
Contact Jeffrey Klug for details

Work with a Local Practitioner
Some students choose to work with practitioners at local firms. If you're interested, you can discuss your options with Careers Services.
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