Interns are involved in all activities at the Printshop—the largest and oldest openly accessible printmaking studio in New York City. The Printshop’s busy studios host 140 artists in residence, 30 classes and workshops each year, several exhibitions, lectures and artists’ talks, and the Printshop participates in the annual New York Print Week and Editions/Artists’ Books Fair.
The Printshop’s internships offer opportunities to learn and hone printmaking skills, gain collaborating experience, meet exciting artists and instructors, learn about contemporary art, get an insider’s perspective on the New York City contemporary art community, and help produce new cutting-edge artwork that often pushes the boundaries of traditional printmaking.
Internships are available throughout the year. Interns are expected to have some working knowledge of printmaking, or a demonstrable interest. Regular attendance and a commitment to the program are required.
Part-time internships are unpaid, but students can receive academic credit or use our spacious and well-equipped studio in exchange for their donated time.
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- Spring Semester (January – May): November 15
- Summer Semester (June – August): April 1
- Fall Semester (September – December): May 15
- Assisting Master Printer in editioning new print projects made with artists in residence
- Organizing materials for classes and special workshops
- Assisting staff with presenting public exhibitions, lectures and other special events
- General maintenance of the studios and facilities
- Light administrative tasks and data entry
- Basic skills or a demonstrable interest in printmaking and contemporary art.
- Regular attendance and commitment to the program for a minimum of three months (two for the summer session).
One to three days per week (two is preferred), Monday – Friday, from 10am-6pm. Occasional late or weekend hours of work may be required.
Interns can receive credit or free studio time in exchange for volunteering. Free studio time is equivalent to the amount of volunteering time, and is available Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 6pm. No exceptions.
- Current resume of work experience
- Letter of intent highlighting why an internship at LESP is important to you and what skills and experience you would bring to the job. Also state which weekdays you are available to work (10am-6pm)
- Contact information for one reference, or a letter of reference
Applicants will be interviewed over the phone, or when possible, in person. Due to the volume of applications received, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. The selection process takes approximately one month following the deadline.