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Building 3, Suite 602, 63 Flushing Avenue, Unit 112
Brooklyn, NY 11205

(212) 226-0573

Dieu Donné is a leading non-profit cultural institution dedicated to serving established and emerging artists through the collaborative creation of contemporary art using the process of hand papermaking.



Now Seeking Applications for the Spring 2019 Internship Program

Apply by December 3, 2018

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.

Internship Areas (Candidates are allowed to participate in more than one area of the organization)

Art Administration/Gallery
Interns will see how a non-profit artists workspace operates from the inside by working closely with the Communications Manager and supporting staff. Candidates will assist in the research, coordination, and execution of both the gallery and administration areas. Primary areas of responsibility include office administration, promotion, exhibition production, and installation. Duties also include general office maintenance and organization, as well as the development and distribution of related materials. Candidates will assist in the handling, preparation and delivery of artwork, and interface with the public in a gallery setting. The ideal candidate has strong interest in contemporary art, possesses excellent writing and research skills, and is 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 has a strong interest in contemporary art, works well with their hands, has some studio and art handling experience, and is able to work independently on complex studio projects.

General Requirements

  • At least 2 full days per week (10am - 5pm) for a full-semester or equivalent.

  • Occasional weekend and evening hours may be required in order to assist with workshops, exhibition openings, and special events.

  • Ideal candidates are 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 preferred for studio interns, though not required.

  • Prior experience with Mac OS, Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Creative Suite, and ArtBase (FileMaker) is preferred