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Employment & Internship Opportunities

Interested in becoming a part of the Sew Magarbo sewing community?

Please see information below to learn about our employment and internship opportunities available.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Sew Magarbo Sewing and Creative Arts Studio is currently seeking motivated and creative individuals with experience in art education, textile processes and classroom management to join our team and fill positions in our Ashburn location.


Please email us directly for more information and application. VIRTUS certification is a PLUS but not required.


Throughout the year, Sew Magarbo accepts motivated students, artists and hobbyists to its Internship Program. Sew Magarbo seeks individuals who are eager to learn more about how it works as an organization, as well those who want to share their skill set with our sewing community while learning on the job.


As part of Sew Magarbo's mission to act as a resource facility for the textile community, the program allows for a mutually beneficial relationship, and a comprehensive way to engage with the community at large. Through specific responsibilities, as well as individual projects suited to the intern, we seek to give our interns experience to enhance their knowledge of working in a small arts organization. In addition, Sew Magarbo compensates interns through access to classes and equipment in exchange for their work contributions that allows us to provide all we do for the community.


The Basics + Benefits of Interning


Fall and Spring Internships are a 4.5 month commitment, unless otherwise discussed. Together we create a schedule for each intern that covers approximately 15-20 hours per week. Some internship positions require very specific hours. Summer internships are a 30/hr commitment, for 3 months.  

Preference is given to those who are receiving school credit, but class credits are provided for all accepted interns. 


Benefits include...


• Association with a small but growing sewing studio focused on the textile and fiber community that holds classes, workshops, exhibitions, guest lectures, screenings while working with esteemed teachers, artists and designers from the textile industry and art world. 


• Access to our facilities, equipment, and classes for free!


• Collaborative + communicative environment – new ideas are always welcome! Interns are an integral part of the TAC team


• Hands-on opportunity to learn about a small arts organization, as well as specific techniques and skills


Eligibility + Selection Process


Generally, preference is given to students who are able to receive credit for their internship, but we accept applications from anyone with a strong passion for the textile arts and a desire to work with a business with a model such as Sew Magarbo's. Applicants must be 18 years of age.


After reviewing applications, we will contact all those who seem like a good fit for specific internships, and we will conduct an interview. If you are unable to make the interview in person, we will schedule a Skype conversation. Interviews will be conducted by specific supervisors. After interviews are complete for those contacted, we will be in touch by via email to let you know about your internship status. 


As we base our interview selections on your answers in this application, please be thorough and honest in your answers!


For all internship related inquiries, please email




2015/2016 Internship Calendar


Summer 2015 Internships 

(2.5 Months, 30 hours/wk)

Application Period: Jan 5 -  June 20, 2015

Interviews: Mar 16 - June 20, 2015

Acceptance By: June 20, 2015

Internship Dates: June 22 - Aug 28, 2015


Fall 2015 Internships 

(4.5 Months, 20 Hours/wk)

Application Period: Apr 20 - June 21, 2015

Interviews: July 6 - 24, 2015

Acceptance By: Aug 1, 2015

Internship Dates: Aug 31, 2015 - Jan 17, 2016


Spring 2016 Internships 

(4.5 Months, 20 Hours/wk)

Application Period: Sept 8 - Nov 29, 2014

Interviews: Dec 7 - 11, 2013

Acceptance By: Dec 18, 2015

Internship Dates: Jan 18 - May 29, 2016

Apply for a position

To apply please fill out the application form below. Please also send along a cover letter, most recent copy of your resume, three employment references as well as at least 5 images your body of work to