Join the Student Staff

Are you interested in working in the Global Studio? The most important qualifications are an enthusiasm for languages and cultures, an enthusiasm for technology, and a desire to assist other students and faculty. Preference is given to students enrolled in LLC or LALIS courses, but language study is not a requirement for most positions. The Studio accepts applications throughout the year, but November and April are the best times to apply. To receive an application, contact us.

Students work in the following positions:

Global Studio Assistants

Global studio assistants work regularly-scheduled shifts (two to four hours at a time) at the front desk on the second floor of the Carole Weinstein International Center. They are expected to (1) open and close the studio, (2) distribute reserve materials, (3) track studio usage, (4) resolve and/or report problems, (5) maintain the studio as a functional learning space, and (6) do routine tasks like scanning, setting up projectors, etc. Above all, studio assistants are expected to respond to requests from students and faculty who use the studio. Assistants often have time to work on their own homework and projects, but they are expected to be available to assist students and faculty. They are also expected to attend training sessions and routinely read instructions related to projects taking place in the lab.

Substitute Global Studio Assistants

Substitutes are expected to complete the same training as global studio assistants scheduled for regular shifts. In general, substitutes are people whose other commitments do not allow them to complete a regular shift each week; they fill in as needed.

Student Technology Fellows

Student technology fellows (STFs) have specific skills that are needed to support faculty or studio-based technology projects. For example, a faculty member may ask for an STF who knows Japanese and web design in order to put something online for the Japanese program. STFs with skills in GarageBand, iMovie, Windows MovieMaker, etc., are needed for studio-based projects; these students normally do not need specific language skills. STFs are paid for training and are then paid according to the number of hours they work on the project.

Many global studio assistants are also student technology fellows. As assistants they work regular shifts; as STFs, they are essentially on call for specific tasks.

SDLAP Assistants

Students who are fluent in a less-commonly-taught language work two to four hours each week preparing audio- and video-based materials for use in the Self-Directed Language Acquisition Program.

SDLAP Language Partners

Students who are fluent in a less-commonly-taught language work directly with learners in the Self-Directed Language Acquisition Program. It is expected that they meet with learners two hours each week and are paid for an additional one-two hours of preparation.