Summer & Fall Internships

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 per week, interns will receive free accommodation, free tuition for one class, and the opportunity to immerse themselves in the studio environment at AAB. 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 daily and be dependent on class schedules.


  • 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


Two internship opportunities:

  • Summer Internship: May 27 – August 30 (14 weeks)
    Applications due Feb. 1, notification by March 1
  • Fall Internship: September 16 – November 25 (10 weeks)
    Applications due May 1, notifications by June 1

All applicants must complete and submit the online application form, resume, and cover letter. Experience preferred in Fine Binding and/or Book & Paper Conservation or Restoration.

Intern Application Form