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Design and Build Summer Internship 2023

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Design and Build Summer 2023 Internship

This is a paid internship program for the undergraduate and graduate bound level.

Apply by April 2, 2023!
Internship Dates: June 14 – August 5, 2023
Artist Reception: August 5, 2023, 5:00-8:00pm*
Daily Schedule: Approximately 35 hours per week. Mon-Fri, 9:30am-5pm. *Some outside time may be required as necessary. Participants should be available for the duration of the program.

Read on for program details and to find the program application requirements and application portal.

MOA is excited to partner with the College of Arts & Media (CAM) at the University of Colorado Denver to host the 2023 summer internship at their sculpture lab studio located on their campus in the heart of Denver, Colorado. MOA is seeking up to 8 interns for summer of 2023 (June 14 – Aug 5) to work under the direction of our Design and Build Fellow Artist, Erica Rawson and Resource Artist and Sculpture Lab Manager, Walter Ware. The 2023 project includes collaboratively creating temporary outdoor artwork(s) for MOA’s outdoor sculpture park, Marjorie Park, located just south of Denver in Greenwood Village at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre. MOA will host an artist reception at the park and the artwork(s) will be on public view for up to one-year.

From concept development, proposal review, materials procurement, timeline and budget management, to fabrication and installation, this intensive 8-week program will provide interns the opportunity to participate completely in the art making process. Participants will be working at the CAM sculpture studio and all materials and tools will be provided.

Required Qualifications:
Ideal candidates for this program should have a good understanding of or be enrolled in programs such as painting, drawing, sculpture, wood working, carpentry, furniture design, industrial design, installation art, engineering, electronic engineering, or other creative programs. The program seeks to blend skillsets amongst participants to create a dynamic team and final project.

Preferred Qualifications:
• MOA seeks well rounded, mature individuals with a high degree of professionalism who can bring several skills to the program.
• Applicants must work well in a team environment as this program is highly collaborative.
•Open to undergrads, graduate bound and emerging artists (Recent graduates within 1 year of graduation are eligible to apply).

Compensation and Optional Credit:
A $3,000 stipend will be provided to all participants.
•An additional $300 stipend will be provided for parking/public transit expenses.
•All CU Denver students need to have a learning agreement on file with the Experiential Learning Center prior to beginning the internship, regardless of for-credit or not-for-credit.
•CU Denver students will have the option to take the class (ARTS 4939) for credit (3 credits) or complete the internship not for credit.
•Non-CU affiliated students will be able to apply and participate but will not receive support from the CU Denver ELC team. They should work through their home institution if seeking internship credit.

Additional Information:
•As the program is taking place on the CU Denver campus in 2023, all participants must comply with the current CU Denver COVID-19 policies in order to participate. Selected participants will be required to provide vaccination documentation to MOA administration to remain eligible to participate in the 2023 program.
•Individuals who want to apply for a vaccine exemption must self-disclose their status and submit to weekly COVID-19 testing during the program. CU Denver’s process allows exemptions to anyone who requests one for religious, medical, or personal reasons.
•Housing is NOT provided to participants from outside the Denver area, however, for the 2023 program reduced cost, on-campus housing is open to participating interns through the campus department of housing, and is subject to availability. Participants must arrange their own housing through the CU Denver department of housing.

See application and instructions for how to apply below.

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Interns collaborate on a dynamic project(s). The end result is a professional level installation at our outdoor sculpture park, Marjorie Park! Interns learn, not only about the art making process, but about public art process, including responding to a request for proposal, collaboration, installation, fabrication, materials, safety and more.

Please find the 2023 Design and Build Internship Application portal below. If you have problems with the application, please contact us.

How to Apply:
The application period for summer 2023 is now open and applications are due by April 2, 2023 (11:59pm mst). (Internship decisions are made in mid-April.) All application materials must be submitted as a SINGLE PDF through our online application portal.

Please include the following in a single PDF file through the below application portal:
– A Cover Letter: Tell us why you want to participate in the Design and Build Summer Internship Program and what makes you a good candidate for consideration.
– Resume, including the contact information of two professional or academic references that we may contact.
– Digital Portfolio of at least 5, but no more than 10 examples of past creative work. (We want to see the work that you are most proud of! Hyperlinks to outside video or websites may be included, if necessary.)

All application materials MUST be combined and submitted in a SINGLE PDF file. Multiple files will not be accepted!

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