Summer 2021 Internships
Program runs July 12–28, 2021
Deadline for Application: July 6, 2021
Notification: July 8 2021
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Hispanic Heritage Poster - Summer Internship
This internship is a partnership between the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission – Prince George’s County Department of Parks & Recreation (M-NCPPC) and Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.
Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope
The National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers (NCHEPM) writes that, “the theme invites us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and to reflect on how great our tomorrow can be if we hold onto our resilience and hope. It encourages us to reflect on all the contributions Hispanics have made in the past and will continue to make in the future. It is also a reminder that we are stronger together.”
Student artist interns, ages 16-19, will learn the process of silkscreen printmaking from idea and design development through production and final printed product of 100 - 300, hand-pulled prints. Students will receive 40 total hours of instruction, hands-on printing experience, and artist lectures. The final image will be scanned/photographed for M-NCPPC to produce the large-scale print run of rolled posters for distribution to the public.
This Summer internship is open to all student artists, ages 16 through 19, that attend High School or reside in Prince George's County, Maryland. Participating students will be led by a professional teaching artist in the collaborative design of the 2021 Hispanic Heritage Poster for the M-NCPPC. All necessary art supplies, Service-Learning Credit Hours, and a certificate of completion will be provided.
Prospective student interns should have a passion for the visual arts and Hispanic Heritage culture. This internship is open to all students, of any ethnicity or background.
The internship will take place starting on Monday, July 12, 2021 at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, MD 20781. Internship days will be Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, lasting from July 12 to July 28. Monday workdays will be from 10 am – 3 pm, the last hour of which will be for an artist talk to the student artists. Refreshments will be provided by Pyramid Atlantic Art Center on those Mondays during the lectures. Tuesday and Wednesday workdays will be from 10 am -2:15 pm.
Each participating student artist will receive monetary compensation of up to $500.00, based on attendance and successful completion of the internship.
Transportation to Pyramid Atlantic Art Center will be the responsibility of the student artist.
Participation in this internship will allow student artists to have a hands-on experience with printmaking processes. Students should be willing to get their hands dirty with printing inks and other materials and should consider the nature of this type of art if there is any sensitivity or allergy to project art materials.
Cell phone use will be limited during the time of the internship due to the art making processes with which the student artists will be engaged. In addition, student artists will be asked to not share any details about the art ideas for the poster’s development. The poster will be formally unveiled in September 2021 for the start of Hispanic Heritage month, therefore student artists will be asked to preserve the surprise for the community.
Upon acceptance, student artists will be asked to review and sign Pyramid Atlantic’s code of conduct before starting this internship. Student artists will also be expected to follow any COVID-19 regulations per Pyramid Atlantic Art Center’s policy, including but not limited to maintaining appropriate social distancing and wearing a face mask.
Student artists must submit three examples of their artwork as well as a paragraph or two about themselves, their passion for art and their interest in participating in the summer internship. Go to https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit to register for a free account and submit the application for the Hispanic Heritage Poster Summer Internship.
The internship will have up to 5 student artists total. Selected student artists will be notified within 2 weeks of the closing of this application. Selections will be made in conjunction with the M-NCPPC and Pyramid Atlantic Art Center staff.
Selected student artists that are 16 years of age will need to apply for a work permit online through the State of Maryland and all selected student artists will need to register as a vendor with M-NCPPC for compensation to be processed. Compensation will be paid after the conclusion of the internship.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021- Call for entry posted to Submittable
Tuesday, June 15, 2021- Deadline to apply to internship, application on Submittable online by 11:59pm
Friday, June 25, 2021- Selected student artists notified
Monday, July 12, 2021- Internship begins at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 4318 Gallatin St., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Wednesday, July 28, 2021- Internship concludes
Date TBA- Hispanic Heritage Celebration, poster unveiled to public
September 2021- Distribution of posters to community
If you have any questions, please contact Némesis Zambrano at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301.608.9101.