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Internships

Eyebeam provides internship opportunities as part of the educational component of our mission. Interns play a vital role in our community, and we invite you to explore the opportunities available. Interns must be able to work a minimum of two full days per week, seven hours a day, for three months. Educational credit, and a small stipend are available. In the past, interns have always developed connections to artists, technologists and designers of interest to them.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to info@eyebeam.org with the name of the internship (e.g. "Communications/Media Intern") in the subject line. Due to the high volume of submissions, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

People of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQs, differently abled, and members of other historically undervalued groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply. Eyebeam is an equal opportunity employer.


Development Intern

This internship will give the intern valuable, real-world experience in the nuts & bolts of nonprofit development, within a highly-respected institution. Well-suited candidates should have an interest in nonprofit management, and will work directly with the organization’s Director. The intern may be expected to:

  • Identify, research and contact potential donors, including corporations, foundations, and individuals;
  • Assist in creating materials needed for donor solicitation, including letters, electronic presentations, and informational packets;
  • Maintain database with donor and prospect information;
  • Special events planning, outreach and communications;
  • Assist in preparing project budgets and proposals
  • Assist in preparing materials for the board

Qualifications:

  • Ability to multi-task, work independently, and take initiative
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all aspects of job responsibilities
  • Highly organized with excellent research skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for creative practices, including contemporary art, emerging technology, and social design

 

Digital Fabrication Internship

The Digital Fabrication Intern will work directly with the Creative Tech Manager to maintain and operate various digital fabrication machines at Eyebeam.  Additional, this person will help to organize and schedule equipment use for all creative residents.

Favorable qualifications:

  • Eagerness to learn
  • Highly organized
  • Self direct
  • Problem solver
  • Working experience with various digital fabrication technologies (laser cutter, 3D printers, CNC)
  • Experience with woodworking (safety practices, hand tools, power tools, joinery methods)
  • Experience with audio and video equipment

 

Curatorial Intern

Eyebeam seeks a curatorial intern to assist with the conception, execution and post-production of our annual exhibition featuring residents, to take place in Mid-May. This unique opportunity involves several components:

  • Curation and preparations for the exhibition:
    • developing a floor plan with a clear narrative 
    • how to exhibit work with residents of widely varying backgrounds 
    • gathering and finalizing exhibition texts for communications 
  • Production of the exhibition:
    • overseeing timeline and budget
    • production meetings with exhibitors
    • development of public programs
    • securing external partnerships where applicable
  • Exit packages and professional development for residents:
    • Ensuring documentation with images and media, where applicable
    • Preparing clear project description and short bio
    • Finalizing contact list and maintaining communications post-residency
    • Developing list of future opportunities to ensure their eventual success
The perfect candidate is a good writer, an occasional curator, detail-oriented, and comfortable with a variety of A/V presentation modes, and possibly an artist themselves. 

 

Writing Intern

Eyebeam seeks one Writing Intern. The intern will work closely with the Communications Manager to develop a range of archival investigations, digital content, with the possibility of publication development. This opportunity will engage a full range of marketing skills, but the emphasis is on developing written content for Eyebeam's multiple platforms. 

Tasks may include:

  • the fortification of Eyebeam's relationship to the press 
  • the creation of press releases, blog posts and public-facing reports
  • the continual maintenance social media to connect to our audiences
  • cultivation of our alum and supporter lists through creative email marketing
  • creating content (recorded interviews and blogposts) about Eyebeam's incredible roster of current residents and alums.
Qualifications include:
  • an ability to write for multiple lengths, contexts and audiences
  • an interest in art criticism, technology news, or social theory
  • experience with administration and an office environment
  • a capable editorial hand
  • fluency with social media
  • curiosity about Eyebeam's storied history, and incredible archives
Interns receive a small stipend and educational credit. Interns are required to commit two (7 hour) days a week for three months. 

 

Computational Fashion Internship

The role of the Computational Fashion Intern will be assist with securing partnerships and the planning of all program related events. Some of the tasks you will be asked to assist with are as follows:

  • Planning and organization of upcoming exhibitions and the Computational Fashion Master Class (a summer school presented together with Shapeways)
  • Planning and organization of upcoming Computational Fashion Meetups & workshops
  • Development and updating of digital content related to the initiative

 A prime candidate for this position will not only have experience in communications and event planning, but will also have a significant interest in and knowledge of  creative applications for wearable computing and imbedded electronics.

 

Studio Internship

Please note that studio internships are unpaid since they take place directly with current residents rather than the staff. Please review our current residents if you have interest in working with one person or group in particular. 

Studio Interns will work directly with Eyebeam’s Residents and Fellows, whose needs range based on their field of work. When applying, please specify your experience in any/all of the following areas:

  • Academic Research
  • Writing and Editing
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Coding
  • Photography/Video