Bartels Science Illustration Internships
Description: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology will offer two Bartels Science Illustration Internships during 2011–12, to be held at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York. Recipients will work on a project illustrating birds, wildlife, and/or plants for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s print publications, outreach materials, and web sites. Interns will work on projects that help the Lab achieve its mission, and these projects often result in publication of the intern’s work.
Interns will gain experience working in a stimulating production environment and will also have access to the many resources at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Cornell University, including entry to the Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates to study prepared specimens, daily contact with world‐renowned scientists and researchers, access to the University’s extensive Library system, and the opportunity to be surrounded daily by original art by Louis Agassiz Fuertes, George M. Sutton, Charley Harper, Andrew Goldsworthy, and others.
Qualifications: We are seeking students, or artists just starting their career, with previous experience and exceptional talent in illustration, painting, or drawing who are interested in advancing their skills in ornithological art. Interns must be at least 18 years old. Preference will be given to applicants whose portfolios include ornithological work and who illustrate birds with scientific accuracy. Applications from foreign students are accepted, but fluency in English is required.