Intern Application Form

AAB Internship Application

The American Academy of Bookbinding is pleased to offer a new Internship program for the summer and fall of 2019. In exchange for 20-30 hours of work, interns will receive free accommodations and the opportunity to immerse themselves in the studio environment at AAB. Outside of work hours, interns have the opportunity to pursue their own personal bookbinding projects, with 24-hour access to the AAB Studio. Interns will provide assistance to the Managing Director, AAB Instructors, Teaching Assistants, and 5-10 students on a daily basis. Tasks and hours required will vary day to day. 
      • Marketing & Social Media: taking photos, posting updates, writing for newsletter
      • Student Services: greeting students upon arrival, taking them to housing, driving to grocery store, answering questions, etc
      • Studio Maintenance: cleaning, organizing, tracking inventory
      • Previous experience with bookbinding and/or book arts
      • Enthusiasm for helping others
      • Excellent communication skills
      • Ability to work independently
      • Experience tracking multiple projects
      • Weekend availability
      • Interns must have a car
      • Experience in Fine Binding and/or Book & Paper Conservation
      • 2019 Summer Internship: May 27-August 30 (14 weeks), Applications due Feb. 1, Notification by March 1
      • We do have some flexibility in dates. If you need to arrive a week later, or would like to stay for an extra week or two, we have options! Please indicate your needs in the appropriate field on the application form.


Preferred dates are May 27 - August 30; please indicate your availability.

Contact Information

Application Materials

Please provide a thoughtful statement about your interest and/or experience with bookbinding, and an explanation of any work experience that would lend itself to the AAB Internship responsibilities.



Thank you for your application!