The primary role of interns at Zea Mays Printmaking is to do technical research into safer printmaking practices under the guidance of studio director Liz Chalfin. The research program is at the heart of the studio’s mission and helps drive new innovation and directions in our printmaking practice.
The research projects are published on our website for anyone to use and benefit from. Former reacher projects have been presented at national conferences and one project resulted in the manufacturing of a new product.
Interns also assist with workshops, providing support to instructors and workshop participants.
Time commitment: 1 day/week for research + 2-5 days/month for workshop assistance.
Duration of internship: 6 months – 1 year
Qualifications: We are looking for interns who have a knowledge of printmaking techniques (intaglio, relief, monoprint, screenprint, photo) and who have a special interest in safer and non-toxic printmaking practices. We really appreciate good communication skills, friendly personalities, good writing and organizational skills, computer skills and all around good work ethic.
Compensation: Internships are unpaid. Interns receive a one-year full membership, beginning on the first day of their internship. In addition, interns receive the gifts of knowledge and experience that studio staff and faculty love to share.
Although college experience is not required for an internship, some of our past interns hail from these schools:
- Smith College
- University of Maine, Orono
- University of Michigan
- University of Florida
- Glasgow School of Art
- Auburn University, Montgomery
- Hampshire College
- Holyoke Community College
- Rhode Island School of Design
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- Skidmore College
- University of Massachusetts, Lowell
- Dartmouth College
- Bennington College
- Barnard College
- University of Iowa
- Maine College of Art
- University of Arizona
- New Hampshire Institute of Art
- Springfield Technical Community College
- SUNY New Paltz
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- University of Connecticut
- Oberlin College
- Massachusetts College of Art
- Goucher College
- Glasgow College of Art
- Middlebury College
- Boston University
- Appalachia State University
- Alfred University