These are questions submitted to Amie earlier today and her responses:
8. You mentioned there was a limit on the number of interns you host at any given time due to the space limitations in the office but you also have a remote access graphic arts intern. Is there any reason CfEVA has not tried to host any more interns like this?
We can only manage so many interns. It takes time to manage interns well so we each usually only have one or two at a time in order to keep it a constructive and well managed experience.
9. It seems that CfEVA targets art individuals to be interns, this makes sense since that is premise of the organization but there are many other elements involved in the operation. Has CfEVA looked into trying to gain interns with non-art specific interests?
We have tried to get interns who are non-art specific through the Fels foundation program. They match non-profits with business and non-art students and professionals. We haven’t actually been placed with any thus far. We haven’t really reached out to non- art interns because we have so many art-interested people who want to intern with us that we end up at capacity. And, we can’t pay out interns. So, business students and other fields who expect to be paid for their internships wouldn’t be interested.