Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Inklude Studio is a program of Little Friends. Information about employment opportunities currently available at Little Friends can be found on the Little Friends website.

Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

Inklude Studio accepts internship and volunteer applications on a rotating basis throughout the year. We encourage undergraduate and graduate students to apply for an internship at our studio to earn academic credit. An internship at Inklude Studio is a wonderful way to gain experience, build your portfolio and your resume while completing your degree. 

We also welcome professionals and seniors to apply as studio volunteers. As a studio volunteer, you’ll be using your skills and expertise to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

The artists at Inklude Studio are interested in working in a variety of mediums; including, drawing, painting, sculpture, furniture design, bookbinding, printmaking, textile design, fashion design, sewing, weaving, quilting, photography, video, and animation.

Interns and volunteers working directly with adult artists at our studio must submit to a background check and complete specialized training.

If you have artistic skills to share, please contact us.

How to Apply

Please submit completed application, cover letter and resume by mail, email or fax to our administrative office. Be sure to indicate which position you are applying for in your cover letter.

Internship Application              Volunteer Application

Submit completed application, cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources Department
Little Friends
140 N. Wright Street
Naperville, IL 60540
Phone: (630) 355-6533
FAX: (630) 355-3176
E-mail: HR@lilfriends.com


Visual Arts Facilitator

As a facilitator, you will work directly with artists with developmental disabilities to create artwork for upcoming exhibitions. This position is ideal for interns or volunteers with experience in studio art, illustration, design, art therapy, or art education.

Duties include: assisting the artists in our studio in developing and completing their art projects, encouraging them to explore a wide range of art making materials and processes, assisting in preparing artwork for exhibition, and collaborating with studio staff and artists to develop content featured on our website.

This is an unpaid position. College credit may be earned. Schedule is flexible. 

Textile Arts Facilitator

As a facilitator, you will work directly with artists with developmental disabilities to create unique hand-made items for retail sale. This position is ideal for interns or volunteers with intermediate to advanced sewing and pattern-making skills, experience in textile design, fashion design, quilting, fiber arts, or other related skills.

Duties include: assisting the artists in our studio in developing patterns and product samples,  encouraging them to explore a wide range of materials and techniques, assisting them in completing their projects and sewing finished pieces for retail, researching exhibition and retail sales opportunities, and collaborating with studio staff and artists to develop content featured on our website.

This is an unpaid position. College credit may be earned. Schedule is flexible.

Studio Photographer

A Studio Photographer is needed, not only to photograph our artists' finished work, but to also document our artists at work. These photographs will be used in the artists' portfolios, on our website, on our on-line store, in exhibition catalogs, and in promotional materials.

This is an unpaid position. College credit may be earned. Schedule is flexible.

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