Studio Assistantships

Studio Assistantships

Penland studio assistantshipsStudio assistants are students who assist instructors and are responsible for maintaining the school’s standards for studio operation. They receive housing and meals and pay only the $50 nonrefundable processing fee. They are selected based on their knowledge of a working studio. In addition to 25–40 hours of work each week, studio assistants are required to work from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the day before and 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM the day after their session; they must make travel arrangements which will allow them to meet this requirement. If you cannot meet this requirement, please do not apply.

Summer 2021

Please note that we’re shifting the format of our assistant program this summer. Rather than hire individual assistants for each workshop, we are hiring interns to assist in each studio throughout the entire summer. Interns will work closely with studio coordinators and instructors and receive room and board and a stipend. Applications were due February 1, 2021 and are now closed.

Studio Internships Position Description


International students note: Because the U.S. government considers our work-study scholarship and studio assistantship programs to be work for hire, students who are not U.S. citizens may not receive work-study scholarships or studio assistantships unless they have a work permit.