The Internship Program is essential to our organization’s mission. Interns provide ideas and energy that is crucial to our success. Zygote’s internship program provides fulfilling experiences that have led to positions as gallery directors, shop technicians, contract printers, resident artists and adjunct positions in schools and universities. Interns need no printmaking experience, but it is an added plus.
Zygote’s internship requires a commitment of 20 hours each month (pending on deadline-sensitive department needs). Zygote internships are unpaid, however, many programming events and outreach/educational opportunities exist where interns will be compensated. These will be clearly defined in communications. Interns work directly with a department and their schedule is agreed upon according to staff/department’s needs. Intern Terms occur every six months and can be renewed. Zygote asks interns to also assist in special events. Responding to emails and good communication is critical for this internship program.
Interns gain full access to the shop, can elect to take classes at no cost (if space is available), and can participate in shop activities and special projects. Interns develop connections through networking opportunities and develop new and rewarding experiences through Zygote’s partnerships and community engagement initiatives.
Note that Zygote Press also participates in an Intern Swap program, which lets any interested intern (approved to participate) work for a time at Zygote (or at a partner company).