Interns are involved in all activities at the Printshop—the largest and oldest openly accessible printmaking studio in New York City. The Printshop’s programs include artist residencies, fine art publishing, contract printing, exhibitions, lectures and artists’ talks. The internships offer opportunities to learn and hone printmaking skills, learn about collaborating with artists, learn about contemporary art, get an insider’s perspective on the New York City contemporary art community, and help produce new artwork that often pushes the boundaries of traditional printmaking.

Duties include:

  • Assisting printers with new print projects
  • Preparing and organizing materials in the studio
  • Maintaining the studios facilities
  • Light administrative tasks and data entry
  • Assisting staff with presenting special events


  • Basic skills or a demonstrable interest in printmaking and contemporary art.
  • Two days (16 hours) per week commitment. Studio hours are from 10am to 6pm, Monday – Friday.
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19

Internships are unpaid. Students can receive school credit in exchange for the internship hours, or $25/day compensation for lunch and transportation.

Application Requirements: (Submit the required materials on application form)

  • Current resume of work experience
  • Letter of intent explaining why an internship at LESP is important to you and what experience you would bring to the position. Also state which two weekdays you might be available to work.
  • One letter of reference

Currently, fall internship application is closed.

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