Want an inside look at a commercial print shop?
Intern at Barrel Maker!
Thanks so much for your interest in our internship program! We have some questions for you, as well as some more information about us – instructions to apply are at the bottom of the page. We look forward to talking to you soon!
Barrel Maker is a commercial screen printing facility in Buffalo Grove, IL. We produce approximately
100,000 t-shirts each month. In addition we do design work and even product manufacturing
and importing for large clients. Our customers vary from breweries and gyms to small
businesses and big corporations. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our
accessibility and ability to work as a true partner with our clients.
About Our Intern Program:
Our intern program is a great opportunity for college students seeking real world experiences in
an active and lively print shop for credit. We can work with your school to determine how many
hours you need to fulfill to achieve the amount of credits necessary. Our internships are not
paid and are meant to provide you with a true depiction of a working print shop. Depending on
your qualifications we might be able to provide your resume as a referral to a client down the
Intern Duties will include but are not limited to:
-Counting in garments
-Unloading garments from the automatic presses
(This is a great way to learn how the presses operate!)
-Reclaiming screens for the darkroom
-Burning screens in the dark room
-Folding & Polybagging
-Scanning in production sheets
PLEASE NOTE: You will likely not do any manual printing, unless you have prior experience. Due to the liability involved it
is difficult for us to teach manual printing and then let interns print. That being said, if you show the ability
and we feel you would be responsible, there might be an opportunity for some simpler prints. Keep in mind this is not
a design position, but more of a production assistant role, which will help you get an inside look at the processes of a real commercial print shop!
Please send answers to all questions below, along with some other background info about yourself to email@example.com
1. What date are you looking to begin the internship?
2. What date would you like to end?
3. How many hours per week are you looking for? (Please note: our hours of operation are
8:30am-5pm Monday through Friday. We are closed on weekends.)
4. Do you have the contact email for your internship coordinator?
5. What are a couple of days and times that you could come in for an interview?