Pyramid Atlantic offers internship opportunities four times a year to 2-4 enthusiastic, engaged, and serious-minded college or post-college artists. Our interns assist resident artists, renters, artistic staff, and with printmaking, papermaking and book arts projects. In addition to hands-on experience with artistic projects, interns gain an understanding of the day-to-day operation of a non-profit art center and gallery.
Typical intern tasks include:
-Maintaining the studios for visiting artists, renters, and outreach events
-Helping in the gallery with exhibition preparation, installation, and de-installation.
-Assisting in the production of prints or handmade paper
-Setting up and breaking down evening programs
-Assisting with events preparation
Interns work for Pyramid Atlantic 10 am-4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week. Candidates should have a strong interest in art, be highly motivated, and comfortable working within a studio environment. Interns, in exchange, are given an opportunity to work on their own art in a creative and unique environment alongside experienced art professionals. Additionally, interns will also participate in an edition exchange and free workshops. During their internship, interns are expected to work on their own art at least one day a week. The internship will culminate in a group exhibition.
Winter 2014, January 14-March 6
Application deadline: November 20
Notification: December 16
Spring 2014, March 18-May 8
Application deadline: January 20
Notification: February 20
Summer 2014, June 17-August 14
Application deadline: April 1
Notification: May 1
• Current resume of work experience
• Letter of intent highlighting why internship at Pyramid Atlantic is important to you and what skills and experience you would bring.
• One letter of reference
• 10-20 images of recent work with a slide script
Mail or deliver application materials by the postmark deadline.
Please do not e-mail any materials.
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
Attention: Internship Program
8230 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Quotes From Past Interns
"At Pyramid Atlantic, there is the opportunity to learn from everyone who walks through the door, and the internship program offers the resources and flexibility needed for interns to explore as we learn. The community is very supportive, and acted as an incubator for my own creative endeavors." - Melinda Thiessen, spring '13 intern
"Pyramid Atlantic has exposed me to a whole new kind of art - Book Arts! Through my experience, I have learned a great deal about screenprinting, printmaking, and papermaking. Pyramid Atlantic gives off this incredible vibe of work unity and I found it a joy to walk in almost every day of the week and be greeted by the hustle and bustle of everything that goes on at Pyramid." - Maria Victa, fall '12 & spring '13 intern