Careers and Internships: Student Employment
Finding a Job on SAIC Launch
Our SAIC Launch job database lists on- and off-campus jobs from employers specifically looking to hire SAIC students and alumni. It is available to all students enrolled in degree programs and alumni. Employers post positions on Launch for part-time, freelance, and full-time positions that require the skills you develop at SAIC.
Many SAIC departments have jobs of various skill levels available to students from all class levels. Previous experience is not always required. Most on-campus jobs during the fall and spring semesters are reserved for students with Work-Study earning eligibility and international students. Check job listings on SAIC Launch and contact departments directly about job opportunities.
Job types include:
• Administrative and clerical: academic and studio departments, student services, and support
• Gallery, exhibitions, and events: SAIC galleries, art installation, visiting artists events
• Hands-on: Instructional shops, classroom and equipment support
• Library and media: libraries and collections, film, radio, TV, multimedia, and newspaper
• Technology: computer resources, equipment authorizations, software training, and support
Teaching Assistantships (TAs)
Teaching assistantships in most SAIC studio and academic departments are available to graduate students. Semiannual application deadlines (April for summer and fall and November for winter and spring) and information on how to apply is posted online and emailed to graduate students in the spring and fall.
Federal Work-Study eligibility is not required for TA positions. Three to six hours of class time per week is required along with additional preparation time outside of class. Being a TA is a great way to build valuable teaching experience. Contact the Career + Co-op Center for more information about teaching assistantships.
Teaching Assistantship B (assisting an instructor): $12/hour
Teaching Assistantship A (teaching a class yourself): $20/hour
Career + Co-op Center advisors can assist you with research, applications, résumés, cover letters, and portfolios to help make your job search successful. Interview preparation can help you make a good impression and feel more confident about your job search.
The Student Employment Guide [PDF] will help answer many questions about employment. Schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor for help with preparing your résumé and developing job search strategies.
In addition to a job, current students should consider an internship!
The Cooperative Education Internship Program (Co-op) enables students to earn course credit toward their degrees while exploring career opportunities in the arts. Co-op is the single most important career activity you can participate in while you are a student at SAIC to prepare for future employment.
Up to 50 percent of student participants have found jobs after graduation because of their internships.
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