Internships

Hamilton Wood Type offers unpaid internships for individuals who wish to advance their skills while working on the museum's behalf. Candidates should have a strong interest in art, history, or library sciences, be highly motivated, and comfortable working within a studio environment. Interns help maintain the studio facilities as a portion of their time, including cleaning and organizing the studio for general upkeep and usage for rentals and workshops. Interns should also be prepared to help catalogue and preserve the collection stored here at the museum. As your experience progresses, you’ll have the opportunity to work with more of the museum’s collection and equipment. Printing projects during the internship vary with experience and may include 1 to 3 color registration jobs, event promotional materials, custom designs, and a variety of other interesting projects. Supervised by the director and assistant director of the museum, interns will receive guidance on executing jobs they are not familiar with and freedom to plan and produce the job on their own if ready.

Hamilton offers internships throughout the year. Internships are currently unpaid and sessions can range from 1 to 3 weeks in length. Housing, meals, and transportation will be your responsibility. If you need help finding housing, we have a few suggestions. As a way of sharing the history of Hamilton and the enjoyment of letterpress printing, we extend this internship program to working professionals and students alike. There is limited space in each session, so we expect to receive applications at least two months before the date you are applying for. For questions about internships please contact the museum at info@woodtype.org.

Applying

Please send a resume with a short letter of intent or cover letter explaining why you would like to intern at Hamilton, what you expect to get out of the experience, and what you have to offer as part of our organization. If you have work you would like to show, please include those as well.

Physical applications can be sent to the museum at 1816 10th St., Two Rivers, WI 54241 and digital applications can be sent to info@woodtype.org. Portfolio samples will not be returned.

Download a copy of our intern application form and send with your application.