The Morgan Conservatory Internship Program has been an integral part of the organization since its creation in 2008.
The Morgan provides several areas of study for interns including studio, garden, marketing, development, workshops, and gallery.
Interns are fully immersed in programming at the Morgan and are given direct instruction and supervision by dedicated staff members. This program provides rich educational and practical value through project-based work.
We are committed to ensuring that our interns leave the Morgan with the skills and knowledge of their area of interest and a fuller understanding of papermaking and community arts.
Applicants can specify which area of interest they prefer at the time of submission.
Summer Internship 2023
The Morgan Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation is seeking intern applicants for Summer 2023!
All interns will be paid $10.10 an hour and will receive hands-on experience at a nationally and internationally recognized paper and book arts organization in exchange for the completion of various tasks and projects. Interns will engage in a professional learning environment that offers meaningful and practical work related to the the field of art, education and/or science. This is an 8-week long internship that starts June 2023.
Please review intern responsibilities to apply for one of the Morgan's 2023 Summer Internships! Be sure to have your CV prepared before filling out the application as required.
Application Deadline: May 15th, 2023
Garden Intern (Entry Level / No Experience Required)
Pruning and maintenance of the Kozo and natural fiber garden.
Assist with garden specific projects and events.
Work with intern managers and staff on various projects that advance the vision of the organization both related and unrelated to gardening.
Interns will make sturdy didactic posters that illustrate the process of setting type and bookbinding that will be used during on or offsite workshops, demos, tours, etc.
Interns will assemble "art-to-go" sample kits of papermaking educational content on a smaller scale with raw fibers and finished sheets or type with the printed text as an example.
Interns will assist with all community arts classes held at the Morgan and with outreach events held off-site.
Art Education Intern
Interns will cut down paper for various book structures - prepping for any upcoming custom workshops or for making kits to be sold in the Morgan store.
Interns will cut stencils from thin foam and use in pulp paintings in preparation for their learning about papermaking and pulp painting.
Interns will create images that are used as a reference, when explaining pulp painting during upcoming custom workshops or demo. Intern's stencils will be donated to the Morgan's collection.
Learn how to pigment pulp and make small/ medium sheets of paper for the store. (You will be able to keep a small portion for your portfolio).
Learn how to prep a production area, all the steps involved with hand papermaking and how to properly clean up all supplies. Help maintain the space and supplies.
Interns will learn how to marble paper and set type in the letterpress studio