Internships

Specimen offers an Internship and Apprenticeship program for students who would like to work toward attending CSGM classes at no cost.

I insist on making things without compromise out of the highest quality materials. 

Interns gain skills that remain useful for a lifetime. An internship at Specimen teaches many sculptural fundamentals.

Interns work several days a week and log time toward a threshold of three hundred twenty hours, after which they may apply to become an Apprentice. Interns are encouraged to audit CSGM classes at at no cost. I personally monitor your expanding skill set and will move the focus of our work into your areas of expertise, often in the realm of musical instrument making and design,  fabrication, or electronic work. I am relatively flexible regarding scheduling, but I do like to establish a cyclical work agenda.

Apprentices are expected to maintain their regimen of shop duties while continuing their studies at CSGM. Apprentices are encouraged to embark on their own instrument builds in the Specimen/CSGM workshops once they have completed the Design and Blueprint class.

Occasionally, an accomplished apprentice may become a Teacher Assistant or faculty at CSGM, or a service contractor for Specimen.

This symbiotic relationship can be very productive for both the student and the school.

I encourage prospective Interns to take a version of the Setup and Maintenance class, Tube Amp Building, or any of the other classes to get acquainted with my approach and the facility.

-Ian

Please email [email protected] to inquire.