“From the moment I arrived at SPACE I knew it was something special. And then, day after day, I found myself continually amazed at just how unique it was: the coming and going of such phenomenal individuals, the constant outpouring of compassion and gratitude, and, of course, the tremendous and radical hospitality. SPACE wants to make a difference. To be a part of its vision was a blessing, and more.”

-Logan John Luiz, Intern 2018


Applications for the 2019 SPACE Internship and Fellowship Program are now closed. Please check back next year for 2020 Internship and Fellowship Opportunities.

ABOUT SPACE INTERNSHIP and fellowship program

Internships and fellowships at SPACE on Ryder Farm offer emerging artists, innovators and activists an immersive and impactful experience, equipping participants with useful skills to aid them in their transition into the professional arena. Beyond practical training, interns and fellows benefit from dozens of connections made during their internship, with residents including leaders from accomplished art, theatre and activist organizations in New York and beyond.

SPACE selects nine interns (college students, recent college graduates and young adults) and three fellows (available between September and November) each year to live and work on Ryder Farm, an idyllic 224 year old working organic farm in Brewster, New York. Internships take place for six to twelve weeks during SPACE’s residency season, which runs June through October. New in 2019, paid fellowships take place in the final month of the residency season and continue through SPACE’s annual Farm in the City Gala in November. The SPACE intern and fellowship corps share living quarters and communal meals with approximately 150 residents each season at Ryder Farm.

SPACE interns and fellows engage in the culinary, programmatic and sustainability efforts of a non-profit organization and working farm. Interns and fellows gain skills and training including meal preparation and hospitality, programmatic administration, facilities maintenance, landscaping and agricultural support. SPACE’s recent acquiring of Ryder Farm’s organic farming operation now offers interns the opportunity to not only support SPACE’s residency program but an opportunity to more deeply contribute to the sustainability and resourceful preservation of one of the oldest organic family farms on the East Coast. Both interns and fellows will contribute to weekly sharings of work-in-development from resident artists.

SPACE internships and fellowships are a natural extension of the organization's commitment to personal and professional growth. SPACE interns and fellows can expect the benefits of one-on-one mentoring with a SPACE team member and meaningful connections with a variety of professional artists and activists. Additionally, interns and fellows are supported in exploring their own artistic or professional interests, which culminates in a sharing at the end of their time. All interns and fellows receive housing and three farm-fresh meals daily, and fellows will be paid the prevailing minimum wage in addition to room and board. SPACE will also assist interns in obtaining college credit when possible. Intern and fellowship positions typically last 6-12 consecutive weeks between late May through mid-November (with Sundays off).

If you have any questions about SPACE’s internship and fellowship program, please email SPACE’s Company Manager, Casey Boykins at casey@spaceonryderfarm.org.

Internships at SPACE on Ryder Farm are supported in part by the The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and the The Westchester Community Foundation's Emily and Harold E. Valentine and Evelyn Gable Clark Scholarship Fund.