All applicants must complete and submit the following:
Resume: Please outline your past work, volunteer, and internship experience; educational background; relevant course work and workshops taken; activity/club involvement; skills acquired; and two professional or academic references. Additional information may be included as determined by the applicant.
Cover Letter: Please address the following in your cover letter:
- Are you applying for a Studio Internship or Arts Administration Internship?
- Why are you interested in an internship at the Morgan Conservatory?
- How would this internship benefit your academic or career goals?
- What do you hope to learn and achieve as a result of your internship?
The deadline for the Summer Internship Program is March 31, 2020
All applicants will be informed of their consideration status by email within two weeks following the deadline.
Applications should be submitted electronically via email.
Please see the Application Form for details.
For inquiries or to submit your application, email:
or call us at 216.361.9255
Summer Studio Internship Overview
The Internship Program has been an integral part of the Morgan Conservatory since it’s creation in 2008, proving mutually beneficial to our interns as well as to the Morgan Conservatory. Interns will be immersed in hand papermaking, book arts, and letterpress in exchange for completing tasks that include, but are not limited to paper production, maintaining the studios, and other general housekeeping and assigned tasks. Summer interns will be engaged with Eastern and Western papermaking processes. Our goal is that every intern gains the understanding of the process of papermaking by the end of their internship term.
Studio interns will be assigned to one of three areas of the Morgan: paper studio, letterpress studio/bindery, or the fiber garden. All interns will receive instruction and collaboratively work in all three areas.
Arts Administration Internship Overview
Arts Administration interns will have an opportunity to gain experience marketing, fundraising, archiving, and assisting with a variety of special events. Responsibilities may include general administrative support, guest relations, database entry, phone calls, correspondence, fulfilling online store orders, and writing assignments.
The Morgan Conservatory seeks interns who work well independently and collaboratively, take initiative, are willing and able to do physical labor and are able to handle the flowing nature of our working studio. Interns will work under the Gallery & Artist Opportunities
Coordinator, Studio Coordinator as well as with our Artistic Director. Tasks may vary day-to-day. All Internships are unpaid, but the hours earned can be credited towards a workshop tuition waiver or studio rental on certain equipment.
Internships are available for university undergraduate and graduate-level students and recent graduates of university programs. No prior papermaking experience is necessary to apply. Working artists and exceptional high school students will be evaluated and accepted on a case-by-case basis. College credit for your internship may be arranged through your university.
10 weeks beginning May, 2020
Interns must commit to working Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-4pm, all other week days are optional (excluding Mondays). Some weekend and evening availability is required.
Start and/or end times may be adjusted to accommodate academic schedules.
Download Internship overview here.