I learned more than I had ever dreamed I would. It’s the ideal place for learning about making art in community. And, yes, the community is great. Sitting and drinking coffee my second morning, I got to…chat about the spiritual significance of ceramics. Where else do you find that?
– Hannah, 2012 Art Studio Management Intern
The Grunewald Guild internship offered a packed month of learning and deep-end experience in curating an art exhibit. …Though [I was] a beginner at most everything I touched, I felt my opinion was valued, heard, and welcomed. …This exposure was so valuable to me and shaped the contours of meaningful engagement with art in my own faith community on the other side of the country!
– Nathan, 2015 Traveling Exhibit Preparation Intern
Grünewald Guild Internships
Guild internships may last from 3 weeks to 5 months. All Guild interns work a 40-hour week, with work time divided into three categories:
- 20 hours/week: specific internship-related tasks and projects, as directed by the internship supervisor(s)
- 10 hours/week: self-guided professional development, with occasional input from the internship supervisor(s)
- 10 hours/week: participation in general community chores, as directed by the guest care coordinator
Guild interns receive free room & board for the duration of their internship, one free Guild class, and significantly reduced tuition on any additional classes they choose to take. Unfortunately, at this time we are not able to provide financial compensation for our interns; however, some previous interns have been able to secure funding through their school’s financial aid office or their home church congregation.
Available internships are listed below; please check back regularly as we will update this list as internships are filled or new internships are created. If you are interested in more than one position, please indicate this on your application. We do occasionally create additional internships during the rest of the year; if you are interested in pursuing a project that’s not currently listed, please contact us to discuss this possibility.
The Grünewald Guild’s Summer Program features 32 week-long arts classes, taught by professional artists in the context of our vibrant intentional community in the North Central Cascades. In addition to working on internship projects & professional development, our summer interns play an active role in the life of the community, including participating in ecumenical worship, attending faculty presentations, and assisting with volunteer tasks. Interns receive room and board (dormitory or tent housing) for the duration of their internship, as well as substantially reduced rates on Guild classes.
The Guild community is grounded in ecumenical Christian hospitality, and embraces people of all backgrounds and beliefs. Our campus is located in a rural area, and we’re passionate about actively recruiting interns who can enrich our community with diverse experiences & outlooks.
An application form is available at the bottom of this page. Summer 2018 applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Art Studio Management (FILLED)
June 10 – August 12, 2018
This is our longest-running internship, and it provides a great opportunity for two up-and-coming art professionals to engage in the vibrant Guild summer community while developing skills for operating an individual, educational, or community art studio. The two Art Studio Management Interns work closely together and with their supervisors
to prepare art studios and supplies for weekly classes during the summer program, and are jointly responsible for:
- Compiling all class materials prior to the start of programming
- Delivering class materials to studios at the start of each week
- Attending faculty meetings and aiding faculty in studio-related tasks
- Assisting with setup for video screenings and faculty presentations
- Assisting with loading and firing kilns, and maintaining studio equipment
- Overseeing maintenance and preparation of studio spaces
Art Studio Management Interns will have the opportunity to shadow and interview summer faculty and Guild staff.
A successful candidate for this position will have a welcoming attitude and a desire to engage in intentional, creative community. He or she will share tasks and responsibilities well with others, will demonstrate a strong work ethic, and possess independent problem-solving abilities. He or she will have completed at least 90 college credits at the start of the internship, as well as being familiar with a wide range of art media and techniques. Detailed knowledge of studio safety practices and equipment maintenance are useful, but not required.
Media & Marketing (1 position available)
June 10 – August 12, 2018
Supervisor: Vonda Drees
This internship provides a great opportunity for an art or media student to engage in intentional, creative community while developing skills for photography, documentary filmmaking, and/or non-profit media & marketing work. The Media & Marketing Intern assists with documenting the life of the Guild community throughout the summer program. He or she is responsible for:
- Documenting (via photo and/or video) Guild activities throughout the week
- Creating & distributing weekly video(s) and/or slideshow(s)
- Generating regular updates (photos, quotes, etc) for the Guild’s social media
- Providing occasional media assistance for worship/classes/presentations
The Media & Marketing Intern will have the opportunity to shadow and interview summer faculty and Guild staff.
A successful candidate for this position will possess a welcoming attitude and a desire to engage in intentional, creative community. He or she will be open to the experiences & beliefs of others, will demonstrate a strong work ethic, and possess independent problem-solving abilities. He or she will have completed at least 90 college credits at the start of the internship and will demonstrate a strong media portfolio. Experience with social media marketing or interview techniques are useful, but not required.
Community & Hospitality (1 position available)
June 10 – August 12, 2018
Supervisor: Courtney Rutzer
This internship provides a great opportunity for a student of any major to engage in intentional, creative community while developing skills in leading volunteer-based opportunities and/or engaging in non-profit community work. The Community & Hospitality Intern partners with the supervisor in the logistics of staffing and hosting guests with the overall goal of creating a welcoming environment at the Guild. He or she is responsible for:
- Conducting weekly training & orientation for new volunteers
- Greeting arriving guests on Sunday afternoons
- Leading a weekly campus tour for guests
- Organizing a weekly service opportunity for the whole community
- Creating unique, thoughtful ways to appreciate departing volunteers
- Assisting with preparing guest housing and other spaces
The Community & Hospitality Intern will have the opportunity to shadow and interview summer faculty and Guild staff.
A successful candidate for this position will possess a welcoming attitude, an attention to detail, and a desire to engage in intentional, creative community. He or she will share tasks and responsibilities well with others, will demonstrate a strong work ethic, and possess independent problem-solving abilities. He or she will have completed at least 90 college credits at the start of the internship, and be open to engaging in ecumenical Christian community. An interest in creative expression (visual art, music, dance, creative writing, etc.) and/or experience working in the service industry is useful, but not required.
Kitchen Assistant: FILLED
Two terms available:
- April 12 – June 3, 2018
- June 15 – August 12, 2018
Supervisor: Scott Sinclair
Throughout most of April through October, the Grünewald Guild’s commercial kitchen serves three buffet-style meals each day. We seek to offer a wide variety of delicious, nutritionally-balanced meals, ranging from Classic American to World Cuisine, for groups between 20-45 people. We accommodate many different dietary needs and restrictions.
This new Kitchen Assistant position (about 30 hours/week) provides an opportunity for hands-on experience preparing and cooking alongside Kitchen Manager Scottie Sinclair in a fun, moderately-paced commercial kitchen environment. The Kitchen Assistant will have the opportunity to learn knife skills, inventory management of ingredients, dietary substitutions, time management and preparation techniques, cleanliness standard checks and food safety practices. The Kitchen Assistant will also be responsible for serving some breakfasts and dinners on their own with general cleaning and kitchen upkeep.
A successful candidate for this position will demonstrate a love of food and service towards others, good communication and time management skills, and the physical ability to perform moderately strenuous activity in a warm kitchen environment. Prior cooking or food service experience is useful, but not required. Please note that this position is different from other Guild internships in that no formal education is necessary beyond a high school diploma or GED.
Room and board will be provided, if needed.
Stipend for the April 12 – June 3, 2018 term = $600
Stipend for the June 15 – August 12, 2018 term = $800
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Summer 2018 Farming Internships through Hope Mountain Farm (multiple positions available)
We’re thrilled about this new collaboration with our neighbors! Interns have a chance to stay at the Guild and be a part of our vibrant summer community, while learning skills for organic farming and gardening at nearby Hope Mountain Farm. Head over to their website to learn more or apply for this fun opportunity.
Fall 2018 – Spring 2019
The Grünewald Guild’s flexible community & variable programming from September – May allows for greater freedom in designing & scheduling internships. We do occasionally create additional internships during this season; if you are interested in pursuing a project that’s not currently listed, please contact us to discuss this possibility.
Traveling Exhibit Preparation
January 15 – March 15 , 2018
Supervisor: Sarah Jane
Since its inception in 2012, the Grünewald Guild’s annual Traveling Art Exhibit has provided regional churches with a curated exhibit of high-quality original artwork, complete with publicity and programming materials.
This internship provides a hands-on opportunity for an up-and-coming art professional to participate in the process of curating and planning a regional traveling art exhibit, with a specific emphasis on connecting artwork with the faith practices of church congregations. The Exhibit Preparation Intern partners closely with the Art Program Coordinator on all aspects of designing the exhibit, including:
- Requesting and processing feedback from previous host churches
- Selecting, assembling, and documenting artwork for the exhibit
- Designing publicity materials & press releases
- Assembling accompanying materials & activities for the exhibit
- Assembling packing crates & materials
- Reaching out to churches to begin scheduling exhibit dates
The Exhibit Preparation Intern will have the opportunity to shadow and interview Guild artists and staff.
A successful candidate for this position will have strong administrative and organizational skills, a desire to engage in intentional, creative community, and a passion for connecting art and faith. He or she will share tasks and responsibilities well with others, will demonstrate strong time-management skills, and possess independent problem-solving abilities. He or she will have completed at least 90 college credits at the start of the internship. Experience with art gallery practices, graphic design, and/or church program development are useful, but not required.
Traveling Exhibit Preparation Internship applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 15, 2017.
Applications for off-season interns are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please contact Sarah Jane with questions about internship opportunities.