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Summer Internship

summer internship

Summer intern Meghan McNealy cooking up a midday feast.

The Summer Internship is a special opportunity for emerging artists with cooking experience, or for chefs with an interest in studio arts. This three month internship runs throughout the duration of our Summer Art Institute (SAI) Workshops. The Summer Intern contributes to the community of WSW by bringing SAI participants together over a shared midday meal, and working on ArtFarm.

Tasks include planning & preparing vegetarian lunches for Summer Art Institute participants;  maintaining, and harvesting papermaking fibers, vegetables, and herbs; cleaning and general maintenance .Cooking experience is essential. Recipes and guidance are provided by WSW staff, but you will be expected to be comfortable working independently in the kitchen. The Summer Intern must have a car.

Like the other internship positions available at WSW, the Summer Intern has access to all WSW studios in their non-working time and is encouraged to create work. This opportunity also offers a private room in the nearby Anne Atwood artist housing and a stipend of $250/month. The position requires 40 hours a week, including weekends, in exchange for time off during the week.

Notification Date: Applicants will be notified via email by April 15

Internship Length: 3 months
Internship Occurs: June – August following application


  • Signed Application Form
  • a complete resume
  • three current letters of reference
  • a letter of interest addressing why an internship at WSW is important to you, and what type of experience(s) you would bring to the workshop.
  • Sample menus for a week of SAI lunches
  • Applicants who do not want to receive decision information by EMAIL can include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE). APPLICATION MATERIALS WILL NOT BE RETURNED UNLESS REQUESTED and adequate postage and packaging material is included with the application.

WSW, P.O. Box 489, Rosendale, NY 12472


  • Iron

    Inspired by the artist’s installation of the same name, where an automated iron reveals text as it irons out a white dress shirt.

    Tatana Kellner, 2008. Buy it now.