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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.

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Internships

Now Seeking Applications for the Spring 2019 Internship Program

Apply by December 16, 2018

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Dieu Donné offers a limited number of internships to students and artists who are looking for experience working in a non-profit contemporary artist workspace. The internship program follows the academic calendar, with a Spring session beginning on January 7 and ending in May. Full semester internships are preferred. Internships are unpaid, but all participants earn credit toward studio time at Dieu Donné. University or college credit can be accommodated for participating institutions.

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

Studio (2-3 days per week) Interns will learn the workings of a fully equipped papermaking studio by working closely with our experienced 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 in the production of handmade paper. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in contemporary art, works well with their hands, possesses some studio and art handling experience, and is prepared to work independently on complex studio projects.

Art Administration/Gallery (1-2 days per week) Interns will see how a non-profit artist workspace operates from the inside by working closely with the Program & Communications Manager, Art Auction & Archive Coordinator, and supporting staff. Primary areas of responsibility include communications, 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 will interface with the public in a gallery setting. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in contemporary art, excellent writing and research skills, and is well-versed in Mac OS and Adobe Creative Suite software applications.

General Requirements

  • Up to 3 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. These events are hour for hour studio time.

  • 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 preferred for studio interns, though not required.

  • Prior experience with Mac OS, Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Creative Suite, and ArtBase (FileMaker) is preferred for Art Administration/Gallery interns.

Please contact Sasha Cohen at scohen@dieudonne.org or 212-226-0573 ext. 208 with any additional questions.