College Internships

Spudnik Press is temporarily reducing our offerings and will not be offering a Summer Internship. Please check back soon, or sign up to be notified as we resume accepting applications.

Internships at Spudnik Press focus on bringing students into every aspect of facilitating a community art studio. Internships balance administrative tasks with hands-on studio-based projects. Interns are able to work alongside a variety of Spudnik Press staff to focus on 2-3 of the following areas of focus:

  • Administration: Database management, processing enrollment and memberships, etc.
  • Development: Donor acknowledgement, event planning and organizing
  • Marketing: Social media, online postings, e-newsletters, design and distribution of materials
  • Exhibitions & Sales: Planning and organizing, install and deinstall, photo documentation
  • Education: Teaching assistance for group classes, workshops, and field trips
  • Publishing: Printing assistance for client, invitational, and internal projects, archive maintenance
  • Studio Maintenance: Inventory, press maintenance, cleaning, and organizing

Within a typical week, interns will support a variety of projects ranging from daily maintenance of the studio, deep cleaning, stocking and ordering supplies, updating the website, online marketing, documenting artwork, event planning assistance, processing memberships, and managing our archive.

Additionally, all interns complete Member Interview and collaboratively organize and execute a social media takeover to promote both the organization and their own artistic practice.

After becoming familiar with the daily operations of Spudnik Press Cooperative, interns are able to focus on a larger project that builds off of their abilities and learning goals, while meeting the needs of our studio. Studio Assistant Interns will work closely with various staff throughout their internship and report to the Executive Director.

All interns receive a complimentary Annual Membership as well as 24/7 keyholder access for the duration of their internship.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with and appreciation for fine art print making (required) with hands-on experience making prints (preferred). While interns will strengthen their printmaking skills, interns should not expect to fully learn new printing process during the internship.
  • Interest in art administration, education, fine art printing, and/or community-based art projects.
  • Outgoing demeanor and strong communication skills
  • Reliable and self-driven
  • Organized and able to meet deadlines
  • Priority is given to students in their final year of school

Download the College Internship Job Description

To Apply:

  • Submit a cover letter, resume, and work samples to
  • Work samples may be sent as a website or 3-5 .jpeg images.
  • Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled.

Internship Periods:

Internships typically begin the first week of January, June, and September, and continue for 14 weeks. However, we are able to work with students to match internships to their school schedules and requirements. Interns typically work two days per week. We are able to work with approximately two interns per semester.

Priority Deadlines:

Winter/Spring: December 1
Summer: April 1
Fall: July 15

Thank you to all of our current and past interns:

Samantha Foster (Columbia College)
Mariah Joyce (SAIC)
Ariandy Luna (Harold Washington)
Alize Zakharenko (SAIC)

Andrew Mariscal (Dominican University)
Ashley Houghton (SAIC)

Sienna Broglie (SAIC)
Sierra Shih (SAIC)
Alex Janakiraman (SAIC)
Kirsten Holland (Washington University)
Reevah Agarwaal (SAIC)
Cat Chen (SAIC)
Kaelyn Becker (SAIC)
M Kellman (SAIC)

Manisha Anil Rita
Aileen Castro (Marwen)
Martin Feld (Bennington College)
Lydia James
Ruby LaPorta
Emma Punch
Ali Tomek

2017 and prior
Allison Geller
Molly Sheffield
Willa Goettling
Annie Klein
Maggie O’Brien
Gabe Howell
Geneviéve Westerby
Olivia McClean
Insil Jang
Yewon Kwon
Margaret Hitch

Moon Bang
Liz Born

Elisa Sandoval
Brie Cella
Abby Prescott
Nevena Pilipovic-Wengler
HyeYoon Song
Kat Simmons
Vanessa DellaMorte
Pete Hillstrom
Aaron Smith
Mary Sea
Carla Vallade
Sarah Welch
Nate Cubeta
Ilyana Schwartz
Neda Mouzayanni
Megan Dupre
Melissa Heintzelman
Bianca Diaz
Brad Rohloff
Ashlee Mays
Sara Brooks
Liz Merrit Kong
Zsofia Valyi-Nagy
Adrienne Miller
Vivien Wise
Yetzi Diaz
Henry Novak
Emily Porter
Anna Zitz
Sophie Messing
Grayson Bagwell
Anna Hill
Katie Gullickson
Elise Parisian
Aurora Grajeda
Eleni Leventopoulos
Michelle Miller
Yasmin Panjwani
Katie Beach
Ruth B. (Marwen)
Keara McGraw (Columbia College)
Antonio Cardoso
Faviola Esquivel (Marwen)

Spudnik Press Cooperative does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, selection of interns . We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Our Accessibility page includes additional information about getting to the studio and using the equipment.