Dieu Donné offers a limited number of internship opportunities for students and artists interested in learning aspects of working in a non-profit contemporary artist workspace. The internship program follows the academic calendar with three cycles (Fall: September—December; Spring: January—May; Summer: June—August). Full-semester internships are preferred. Internships are unpaid, however participants earn credit toward studio time at Dieu Donné. University or High School credit can be accommodated for participating institutions.
Now accepting applications for Fall 2018 Internship Program!
Fall Internship Applications are due July 25, 2018
Candidates are allowed to participate in more than one area of the organization.
Interns will see how a non-profit artists workspace operates from the inside by working closely with the Program and Communications Manager, Director of Development, and supporting staff. Primary areas of responsibility include programming, communications, promotion, exhibition production, and installation. Candidates will assist in the research, coordination, and execution of both the gallery and administration areas. Duties also include general office maintenance and organization, as well as the development and distribution of related materials. Candidates will also assist in the handling, preparation and delivery of artwork, and interface with the public in a gallery setting. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in contemporary art, possess excellent writing and research skills, and be well-versed in a number of Macintosh and Adobe software applications.
Interns will learn the workings of a fully equipped papermaking studio by working closely with our experienced studio staff in a unique collaborative environment. Primary areas of responsibility include maintenance, organization, and preparation of the studio, machinery, and supplies. Possible areas of assistance include aiding in the creation of artist projects and the production of handmade paper. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in contemporary art, work well with their hands, possess some studio and art handling experience, and be able to work independently on complex studio projects.
- At least 2 full days per week (11 am–6 pm, non-negotiable) for a full-semester or equivalent.
- Candidates are allowed to participate in more than one area of the organization.
- Occasional weekend and evening hours may be required in order to assist with workshops, exhibition openings, and special events.
- Ideal candidates will be highly motivated, able to work independently, detail-oriented, and comfortable within a casual but professional studio and office environment.
- Prior experience with hand papermaking is preferable for studio interns, though not required.
- Prior experience with Mac OS, Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Creative Suite, and ArtBase (FileMaker) is preferable.