Studio Artist Internships

Join a Studio Artist from chashama's Workspace Program for a Spring or Summer Internship!

Want first-hand experience of a studio artist's practice? A selection of studio artists in our Workspace Program are seeking interns for this Spring/Summer (see below for a list of available internships, their descriptions, and instructions about how to apply).

About chashama's Workspace Program
chashama’s Workspace Program, one of the largest artist studio program in New York, provides subsidized studio space to over a hundred New York based artists, giving them the space to create. 

Available Internships
Please Note: these internship opportunities are with/through the individual artists and are NOT through chashama--if you have any questions, please contact the artist offering the internship directly.

Fall - Winter 2017

- September 15th/Flexible (4 months with possible extension) with Jonathan Durham. For more info and application instructions, click here.
Early Autumn 2017 (3 - 4 months) with Kristin Reed. For more info and application instructions, click here.
- October 2017 (2 - 3 months) with Caleb Nussear. For more info and application instructions, click here.

Intern with Jonathan Durham, Brooklyn Army Terminal

Duration: 4 month internship with possible extension.

Start Date: September 15, 2017 - start date flexible

Location: Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Hours/Schedule: Mondays and Tuesdays, 11am-5pm, weekday schedule and days flexible (12 hrs/wk)

Description: Intern would learn a wide range of sculptural processes, including silicone mold-making, 3D scanning and modeling, plaster/clay, wood construction and plastics. Intern would handle some digital photo and video editing as well as routine administrative work, including digital image archive organization. Intern would be primarily assisting with the production of new sculpture, video and exhibition design. This internship is designed to evolve into a paid studio assistant position after completion.

Qualifications/Skills: Enjoys working with hands and has some previous art making experience. Willingness to learn new fabrication processes including working with power tools, sewing, casting and carving. Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut and SketchUp a plus, meshmixer and 123D Design a plus. Excellent photography and writing skills.

About the Artist: Jonathan Durham is an artist and curator based in New York. Taking ecological, social and personal points of reference as inspiration, he creates works exploring the intersection of libidinal economies, capitalism and the body. He received his MFA in sculpture from UCLA, and in 2007 completed a two-year residency at the CORE Program Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. His work has been exhibited in the United States and internationally including Zacheta–National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; Recess, NY; Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Galerie fur Gegenwartskunst, Bremen, Germany among others. He is the recipient of an Aunspaugh Fellowship from the University of Virginia where he received a dual BA in Studio Art and Psychology. From 2004 - 2007 he taught Sculpture, Drawing and Performance courses at the University of Virginia, Rice University and the University of Houston. Durham has participated in process-based artist residencies in NYC including Session - Recess, Inc., SHIFT -The Elizabeth Foundation, and Socrates Sculpture Park EFA Program. Most recently he participated in the summer 2016 residency at Bemis Arts Center, Omaha, NE. From 2008 - 2016 Durham served as of Director of Visual Arts at Abrons Art Center/Henry Street Settlement in Manhattan’s Lower East Side where he curated numerous solo and group exhibitions and was instrumental in the selection and support of artists for the 11 month studio & curatorial program AIRspace. Most recently he curated the solo exhibition Ryan Foerster, UNDERWROUGHT AN DE RE (2016) and the group exhibition How To Tell If Your Krill Oil Supplements Are Ripping You Off (2015).
How to apply: Please email a brief cover letter in the body of your email explaining why you are interested in this internship. Attach a resume of education and work experience. You may also provide links to artworks or artist website (optional). If no links are available, you may also attach 3 images of previous artwork. Contact Jonathan Durham by e-mail at


Intern with Kristin Reed, Brooklyn Army Terminal

Duration: 3–4 months (flexible)

Start Date: Early Autumn 2017 (flexible)

Location: Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Hours/Schedule: Two days a week, total 8 hours (flexible—could be more or less)

Description: Intern will assist in creating a catalog/pricelist of artwork in Excel/Numbers, enhance online gallery listings by uploading new work and writing descriptions, develop mailing list, and help to create marketing and invitations in MailChimp. Intern with also help organize storage of paintings in studio and photograph some work for cataloging purposes.

Qualifications/Skills: Fine Art, Arts Administration, or Art History interest. Excel or Numbers for creating catalog, Photoshop, MailChimp, Social Media skills, good organizational and writing skills a plus.

About the Artist: Kristin Reed is an Abstract painter working with ancient symbols, acrylic color, photo montage, recycled materials and text exploring human consciousness in micro and macro universes, balancing the chaotic nature of contemporary culture with the serene geometry of the natural world. She lives in Brooklyn and has a studio residency with Chashama in The Brooklyn Army Terminal.

How to apply: Interested applicants should send a letter of intent to Kristin at or text a short introduction to her at 917-375-7144.    


Intern with Caleb Nussear, Brooklyn Army Terminal

Duration: Fall (October - December 2017).

Start Date: October 2017.

Location: Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Hours/Schedule: 1 weekday, 6-8 hours per week

Description: Intern would assist with fabrication, promotion, logistics, and fundraising toward the Spring 2018 public art sculpture, update website, assist with grant applications, develop large scale graphite and silverpoint drawings for exhibition, cut mirror and prepare mirror sculptures for exhibition. Intern would also assist with work towards Punct, an evening length performance with Marielis Garcia Dance November 2017. This work would include construction of the installation for the dancers, backdrops, as well as attending rehearsals and direct feedback into the creative collaborative process.

Qualifications/Skills: Intern applicants should have strong drawing abilities, and the desire to learn certain repetitive craft techniques such as hand-cutting glass and folding paper accurately. Strong writing skills are a plus, as well as knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator.  

About the Artist: Caleb Nussear is an American artist living in New York. He received a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and an M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. Nussear’s work is based on the overlap between complex formal geometries, physical and mathematical concepts of higher dimensionality, the natural landscape as it is found, and finally, the sensual, tensile quality of line drawing. He is comfortable working in drawing, sculpture, photography, and installation. Nussear’s present studio practice is heavily focused on drawing and sculptural practices. Throughout the autumn, he will be working on a large public art commission for Spring 2018, plus two collaborative projects involving a dance choreographer and a jazz composer, both to premiere in November 2017.

Compensation: $12.50 per hour

How to apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, brief writing sample, and include a representative sample of recent drawings. Please contact Caleb at


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