Opportunities → Internships

The Center’s Internship Program is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of non-profit management with a focus in Book Arts. The Internship is an unpaid position, though it may be used for school credit, and can take classes and utilize our studio space in the duration of their internship. 

The length of the internship varies, depending on the students’ schedule and requirements, as well as The Center’s schedule of activities, but is usually anywhere from three to six months long. The applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and will contact candidates directly if selected for an interviewed. 

Experience and/or study of studio art, organization and management, or public relations and an interest in the art of the book are all encouraged and not required. We encourage applicants from various disciplines and backgrounds to apply. Applicants should be able to commit at least one full day a week to the internship. Applicants will be selected on a rolling basis.

Interns have the opportunity to concentrate in the following departments: 

Administration

Interns may develop their business and management abilities as they assist in the day-to-day operation of the organization.

Development

Interns may assist in researching grants, drafting proposals and reports, as well as developing membership drives and coordinating special fundraising events, including our annual Benefit.

Membership

Interns will assist in developing and evolving our membership program, as well as growing our constituent base, along with related administrative tasks.

Programs Intern

Interns may assist with administrative and logistical tasks on a number of CBA’s public programs, such as exhibitions, public programs, and literary events. Interns will assist with event planning and reporting, data entry, corresponding with artists, and other organizational tasks related to the upcoming programs. Programs interns will also have the opportunity to assist with curatorial and publication projects.

Literary Programs

Interns may assist in all aspects of literary program planning and coordination of the Broadside Reading Series, Annual Chapbook Competition, and the Creative Publishing Seminar. Interns will assist in coordinating readings, communicating with writers, the documentation and archiving of past literary programs. 

Library/Collections

Interns may be involved in cataloging The Center’s art collections and resource library, which consists of out-of-print periodicals, books, limited edition artists’ books, and technical books on the subjects of bookmaking and printing. Interns will assist with selecting works and drafting copy for social media posts.

Marketing & Design

Interns may assist in the research of the potential outlets and community partnerships for advancement of the Center’s programs as well providing insight toward marketing plans and strategy in collaboration with the Marketing Manager. Interns will also update press and media lists as needed, and aid in the dissemination of communications materials on various social media outlets. Interns interested and trained in graphic design are welcome and highly encouraged to apply their design sense to the development of the Center’s brand.

Digital Media & Video

Interns will primarily assist in helping to edit and build out our growing Online Class Archive utilizing the Center’s digital media style guide. Additionally, interns may assist in technology support for our online programming and live streams as well as preparing the recorded event for YouTube upload. Must be well-versed in Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro.

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