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Teen Block Printing & Letterpress Internship – Black History Month Poster

June 23

Black History Poster Visual Arts Internship
Program Runs July 10–August 10, 2023
Application Deadline:
 June 23, 2023
Notification: June 29, 2023

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This internship is a partnership between Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, the M-NCPPC Black History Program and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Division of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince George’s County (M-NCPPC)


Participating students will be led by a teaching artist in the collaborative design of the 2024 Black History Month Poster for the M-NCPPC.

Students will also learn about African American history on both the local and national levels through a variety of in-person and virtual lessons and experiences, including lectures, workshops, and films. Emphasis will also be given to the visual art component for the poster through similar in-person art museum field trips, workshops, and guest speakers. All necessary art supplies and instruction will be provided.


This summer internship is open to all students, ages 14 through 19, who attend High School or reside in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Students should have a passion for the visual arts and African American History.


The internship will have up to a total of 5 participating student artists.  Internship sessions are scheduled to take place Mondays-Thursdays, 10am – 4pm most days and some 10 am-2pm later in the internship, starting July 10 through August 10, 2023. This internship will take place at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 4318 Gallatin St., Hyattsville, MD 20781.

All participating students must provide their own transportation to Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Daily lunch is also the responsibility of the student.

Each participating student artist will receive monetary compensation of up to $500.00, based on attendance and successful completion of the 20-day internship.

Student artists will work with a local, teaching artists to create the poster design and will also have visits from various guest speakers as well as engage in history and art-related field trips

Cell phone use will be limited during the time of the internship due to the art-making processes with which students will be engaged. In addition, students will be asked not to share any details about the art ideas for the poster’s development. The poster will be unveiled in early 2024 for the start of Black History Month, so students will be asked to preserve the surprise for the community.


Students must submit three examples of their artwork as well as a paragraph or two about themselves, their passion for art and their interest in participating in the internship.

Interested and qualified students must go to https://m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit to register for a free account and submit the application for the Black History Month Poster Summer Internship.


Students will be notified by June 29, 2023, of their selection.

In addition, selected students that are under the age of 18, will need to apply for a work permit online through the State of Maryland at:

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/wages/empm.shtml and all selected students will also need to register as a vendor with M-NCPPC for compensation to be processed.


Friday, June 23, 2023- Deadline to apply to internship application on Submittable.com online is by 11:59pm

Thursday, June 29, 2023- Selected student artists are notified

July 10 – August 10, 2023- Internship dates (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays)

2024 Date TBA- Black History Month Celebration, poster unveiled to public


If you have any questions, please contact Stuart Diekmeyer, Visual Arts Specialist at stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com or call 301-446-3251.

By submitting to this call for entries, the applicant agrees to comply with all rules and requirements.

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