This internship program offers exposure into the workings of an artisan letterpress studio and small business. Established in 1993, Bumblebee Press is a full service letterpress shop in Atlanta Georgia specializing in wedding invitations, social stationery and custom letterpress printing.
Spring Session: Jan 5 – April 30
Summer Session: May 1 – August 30
Fall Session: September 1 – December 24
A minimum of 12 hours per week (full time optional) with a set schedule.
College students (3rd and 4th year), graduate students and beginning professionals. Applicants are accepted from a wide range of backgrounds and academic disciplines.
Interns will contribute to timely projects and assist in the day to day operations and maintenance of our letterpress studio.
General projects include:
organizing samples of printed work
checking printed pieces for quality and completeness
packing up and shipping orders and samples
some administrative work
assisting printers, staff and clients
preparing materials for printing
help to maintain workspaces and display areas
Specific projects are assigned to interns with appropriate skills and interests.
Areas of ongoing projects:
web and social media
events and workshops
Interns will be given the opportunity to contribute their talents and build experience in a small company and a busy, supportive environment. Interns may work alongside printers to assist with projects but will not letterpress print client orders. Our Vandercook SP20 may be available for personal projects during off hours with supervision for interns that have prior letterpress printing experience. This is an unpaid internship. Interns are responsible for their own housing, transportation, food and materials.
To apply, mail the following:
1. resume/curriculum vitae
2. letter of intent including the session for which you are applying, your proposed internship schedule, and why this internship program would be a good fit for you.
3. one letter of recommendation
4. examples of your work and/or site links. Please send a self addressed, stamped envelope if you’d like anything returned.
PO Box 5508
Atlanta GA 31107
email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.