Pursue a mentorship role in the photography industry. Act as an assistant on photography jobs downloading and cross checking digital files, backing up completed jobs, filing and managing databases. Opportunities in this area will vary, so check out the placements below for more details.
This photography and photo archiving agency has a comprehensive political and social photographic archive that documents all aspects of Irish contemporary life. Interns will assist in the selection of images from the archive for online exhibition, scan negatives and slides utilizing Photoshop, write and edit summaries (rhetorical blurbs) from longer documents as captions, perform background research and reporting on the events depicted in the archive images and provide support to the archive curators and staff members who require images from the archives. Industrious and ambitious interns may also have the opportunity to take the lead in the creation of a strategic plan with recommendations relating to proper catalog, storage and marketing protocols and procedures or another special project that utilizes their background and interests.
Ideal Candidate: This internship would suit students interested in Information Systems (Library Science), History/Sociology of Ireland, and Photography students interested in candid, action, sports and general assignment photography. Ideal candidates are rising juniors (minimum) with good grades and strong organizational skills. Applicants need to be computer literate and comfortable with applications such as Adobe Photoshop, in design, Illustrator, Acrobat, Flash, Fireworks and good working knowledge of Dream weaver a plus. Students with a strong interest in Irish cultural are preferred.
This innovative, international media agency works across digital, print and video mediums. They serve high profile clients and breakthrough campaigns. Their clients are some of the biggest in the business and they are looking for top notch interns to join their team. Working in the photography department, the interns would assist the photographers, manage stock input and output, process images, maintain studios and perform general administrative duties such as organize weekly model shoots and steaming.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a background in photography. He or she must provide a strong portfolio and be reliable, detail orientated and have the ability to think independently. It's important to have the experience and desire to work in a fast-paced studio and be able to interact with high profile clients without being starstruck.
Professional photography, specializing in travel, fashion, and corporate photography
This photography company, established 2003, specializes in lifestyle, travel and corporate photography. Prior to working under his own name, the founder spent seven years assisting some of the world's most acclaimed portrait photographers. As a result he has developed an eclectic portrait collection of iconic 20th & 21st century figures. Tasks: Personally assist the photographer in all of his tasks, interact with clients, arrange shoots, and assist on location. Knowledge of Photoshop is essential.
Ideal Candidate: Students with 1-2 years of solid photography background.
Professional photographer specializing in corporate photography and portraiture
This placement is with a London-based photographer who shoots striking images. He has a solid track record of offering creative solutions to clients who want to communicate their business objectives clearly and simply, but with visual flair. Interns will assist this photographer in shoots, and learn about all aspects of the photography business.
Ideal Candidate: Junior class standing, 3.2 GPA and a strong combination of photographic and computer skills. Self-motivated attitude and initiative. Photography background preferred. Knowledge of Photoshop and HTML useful and applicable.
Photo Retouching Agency seeks a Photoshop Assistant.
This trendy agency works with internationally known photographers. Their core product is in digital file handling and retouching. Interns will be in a retouching role, editing photos and making them "magazine worthy". Photoshop is the software of choice, so interns will get to improve their expertise in this valuable piece of software.
Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidates will possess strong retouching skills on Photoshop or similar platforms. A good eye and innate artistic sensibilities are needed as this cannot be "taught." Candidates should send 'before and after' retouching photos as a qualifying skill test.