The Center’s Internship Program is designed to provide a comprehensive overview
of non-profit management and/or training in book arts techniques. The Internship is an
unpaid position, though it may be used for school credit. The length of the internship
varies, depending on the student’s needs and requirements, as well as The Center’s
schedule of activities, but is usually 10-12 weeks beginning in June.
We offer a limited number of summer internships in hands-on book arts techniques every year. Primarily aimed at undergraduate students, summer interns can acquire practical skills in the book arts by working on The Center’s book projects and participating in The Center’s education program, helping to maintain the studios, produce editions, and help install our summer exhibitions. Interns will also assist in the day-to-day operation of The Center as needed.
Interns have the opportunity to concentrate in limited areas, or combinations of the
Administration- Interns may develop their business and management abilities as
they assist in the day-to-day operation of the organization.
Development- Interns may assist in researching grants, drafting proposals, as well as
developing membership drives and coordinating special fundraising events.
Education Programs- Interns may assist in the coordination of all education
programs, including the development of the course schedule and lectures, as well as
special outreach programs for the New York City area school children.
Exhibition Programs- Interns may assist in all aspects of exhibition development and
coordination of programs in The Center’s Book Arts Gallery, and oversee the
maintenance of The Center’s Artist Slide Registry. Interns will work directly with artists
and compile artist loan agreements and consignment forms, as well as assist in
installation, gallery maintenance, cataloguing, art sales and de-installation.
Library/Collections- Interns may be involved in cataloguing The Center’s art
collections and resource library, which consists of out-of-print periodicals, books, limited
edition artists’ books, and technical books on the subjects of bookmaking and printing.
Public Relations and Marketing- Interns may assist in the research of the potential
markets for advancement of The Center and develop marketing plans for
recommendation to the Executive Director. Interns will also update media lists, and
assist in the drafting of press releases and public service announcements for The
Center’s programs and projects.
Qualifications: Experience and/or study of studio art, organization and
management, or public relations and an interest in the art of the book. Applicants
should be able to commit at least three full days a week to the internship. Individuals
who cannot work this minimum number of hours are encouraged to apply as a volunteer
rather than an intern.