Studio Two Three’s internships provide experience in working at a nonprofit art studio. Interns work directly with Studio Two Three staff and are expected to be self-motivated, independent and hardworking.
QUALIFICATIONS & COMMITMENT:
Internships are unpaid but can be completed for academic credit.
Interns must be 18 years old & work 15 hours/week. This must include one weekday shift.
Ideal candidates commit to a year-long internship but we do consider shorter-term commitments.
Perks of Internships:
Take any class at Studio Two Three free of charge
Open studio membership access to the studio with personal storage space
Interns are given priority in staffing paid teaching opportunities for workshops & field trips
To apply please complete the application form, which will ask you to submit the following:
List of three references
Link to your website or Instagram, if relevant
Two writing samples if requested
AVAILABLE POSITIONS FOR FALL 2019 (*DEADLINE August 15, 2019)
FUNDRAISING & SPECIAL EVENTS
Studio Two Three’s Fundraising & Special Events interns work with staff to maintain the donor database, create & distribute annual giving materials, prepare annual reports, communicate with donors, and plan & execute fundraising events.
Studio Two Three’s Education Interns work with our Education Manager to book & staff classes, update online and print offerings, maintain classroom space & inventory, work with teachers & students, TA classes & field trips as needed and assist in educational program evaluation.
RETAIL & PRINTING SERVICES
Studio Two Three’s Retail & Printing Services Interns assist staff in preparing and printing Studio retail items and client orders, pricing items for the studio store, maintaining inventory, shipping online orders, and assisting shoppers with checkout at the Studio Two Three store.
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Studio Two Three’s Marketing & Communications interns work with staff to create digital and print marketing materials, distribute printed materials, update website & social media, maintain calendar, assist in office management & evaluate marketing ROI.
Studio Two Three’s Studio Assistant Interns work with staff to ensure the effective function of the Studio Two Three print shop, darkroom, digital lab & event space. They maintain equipment, inventory & order supplies and ensure that the studio is in working order for members, private events and classes.
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.