internships at studio two three

OUR INTERNS CONSISTENTLY GO ON TO GREAT THINGS:

moma PS1
bike & build
VOLUNTEER staff positions at s23
the valentine museum
virginia museum of fine arts
printed matter
scout DESIGN
1708 gallery
visual arts center of richmond
GRADUATE SCHOOL AT MANY TOP UNIVERSITIES AND ART SCHOOLS
ENTREPRENEURIAL ENDEAVORS

 

Without our interns, we wouldn't be able to do what we do-- THANK YOU!

Without our interns, we wouldn't be able to do what we do-- THANK YOU!

HOW TO BECOME AN INTERN

We offer part-time, non-paid internships for credit and non-credit. Internships generally last 4 months and correspond to college semesters - Spring (January - April), Summer (May - August), Fall (September - December). We schedule interviews following the deadline for receipt of internship applications and internship orientations scheduled after internships are awarded. Please submit applications by the following deadlines.

Application Deadlines:
Winter/Spring: December 1
Summer: May 1
Fall: August 1

2017 Internship Start and End Dates:
Winter/Spring: January 15- May 31
Summer: May 15- August 31
Fall: August 15 - December 15

Interns receive hands-on experience and resume-building skills in all aspects of Studio Two Three’s operations, including:

- event planning
- educational programs, tours, and studio monitoring
- fundraising, PR, and marketing
- documentation of projects, programs and exhibitions
- nonprofit administration
- retail design, sales, and production
- live printing on S23 To-Go, our mobile print truck

We offer interns:
- a very fancy intern fridge stocked with an assortment of cold beverages and snacks
- access to a community of professional artists
- the ability to use the studio during your internship
- free classes through our TA program

To apply for an internship, please email internships@studiotwothree.org with the following information:

  • Resume (in PDF format)
  • Cover Letter (in PDF format)
  • Contact info for three references (in PDF format)

Extra information Page (in PDF format): answer the following questions--

1. What sparked your interest in an internship at Studio Two Three?

2. What skills and abilities might you bring to an internship here?

3. Please indicate your availability (interns must commit at least 10 hours/week).

QUESTIONS? CONTACT JAKE@studiotwothree.org

FORMER INTERNS SAY:

DANIEL TORRACA: I owe most (if not all) of my continued making practice and learning to my time with Studio Two Three. As I transitioned out of academia I began my internship here at the studio I always felt welcomed, loved, and supported by the growing community of artists and creators. I could not recommend interning or volunteering with the studio any more highly. No where else will you get such an enriching and stimulating experience. Since leaving the internship program, I have since become a resident artist and continue to pursue my practice of design, screenprinting, comics, and illustration. It is truly one of my proudest accomplishments to associate my name as a creator with the wonderful group of people that make Studio Two Three what it is.

CAM MCMULLEN: Having an internship at Studio Two Three was one of the most influential experiences of my college years. I learned so much about printmaking, art-making, community involvement, running a studio, and running a business. The women who run Studio Two Three are incredibly strong, talented, and supportive and made me realize that i want to always be a part of a female-run business because the environment is more positive than any other I’ve worked in. I am graduating from VCU in December and plan on pursuing a career as a tattoo artist. The printmaking skills I learned at S23 inform most of my work now and the connections I made at the studio will benefit me for the rest of my life. I went on to become a resident artist after my internship because I just wasn’t ready to leave the amazing community and energy of Studio Two Three!

NATALIE KOHLHEPP: My experience as an intern at Studio Two Three in one that is continuing to shape the direction of my creative practice and my sense of community. As a student intern, I was attempting to receive a minor in Printmaking, but as a full time Photography & Film student with a part time job, my minor was out of reach for the four year goal I had to finish school. Becoming part of S23 made it possible for me to learn screen printing, etching, even letterpress and gave me the opportunity to play with how printmaking could fit into my practice without taking an extra loan out. And still, the studio remains an accessible space for me to practice both photography and printmaking in my post grad scramble. The individuals that I began interning with almost 4 years ago have remained helpful motivators to my practice and personal life; the majority of my friend community has been involved in the maker space to some capacity. I have no doubt that I would be a different person without those connections built through and around the studio. Where I'm at now: Working in TV! I am currently a Production Assistant for the Art Department for the 7th season of Homeland for Fox Television. Creatively: Still working freelance, and putting books together of my work under the name Antipoison Creek Press, selling out of Studio23 store, Tiny Space, and my personal website.

TYLER KEYLON: My experience at S23 started my senior year at Virginia Commonwealth University when I began volunteering. S23 taught me the fundamentals of screen printing because of my interest in political propaganda and queer contemporary art. Several years later, I am moving into a private studio with a fellow S23 artist to develop branding for a local recording studio while studying to eventually pursue public interest law.