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, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Flash, Fireworks and good working knowledge of Dreamweaver a plus. Students with a strong interest in Irish cultural are preferred.
This placement is a general supportive role within a small, yet very successful, fashion production company. The internship will entail a variety of tasks involved in the preparation, execution, and wrap up of fashion photography shoots. The intern will have the opportunity to work directly with the owner, learning how the business is run, and will get an inside look into the fashion industry. An interest in fashion, photography or event planning is useful and the candidate must have strong organisation skills, be detail oriented and present well to clients.
Ideal Candidate: -The ideal candidate will have an interest in "running" the business, marketing, attending to office systems, revising how we do things & considering better ways to work.
-This sometimes includes researching new kinds of software or iPad apps or even sourcing a particular type of card to make our company Christmas cards from. The candidate must be aware that the work may not be purely "organise then shoot, then organise next shoot".
-The intern also needs to be relatively fit & able because on the shoot days, they will likely be required to run to get things on location shoots & help crew to carry equipment as we set up or move location.
With over 10 years experience, this production company arranges the logistics of photo shoots from location scouting to full service production. Interns here will receive an initial induction to each department in the main studio, lighting, digital studio, logistics, etc. where they will be exposed to bookings, fee negotiation, budget management, staffing, billing, greeting clients and assessing their needs, preparation for shoots and more! For days on location, interns will assist with equipment, lighting and any other client needs throughout the day. The chosen intern will also be given the project of producing his or her own shoot from beginning to end with access to studio equipment and support from every department from technical advice to contacts, if needed.
Ideal Candidate: Photography student with strong interpersonal skills.
The firm is a high quality photographic syndication company that provides images to communications businesses. Through its extensive library of pictures of celebrities and models taken by internationally renowned photographers, they have developed a large worldwide clientele.
Interns will work more in a photography heavy capacity, touching up pictures, processing, and potentially assisting in photo shoots.
Ideal Candidate: Retouching skills, knowledge of website updating, key wording, and photo processing/editing, Ability to complete photo research, knowledge of cameras and Photoshop, must know how to shoot a camera.
Photography Placement 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.
Professional Photography Placement 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.
Ideal Candidate: Students with 1-2 years of solid photography background. Knowledge of Photoshop is essential.
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, organize weekly model shoots, and perform general administrative duties.
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.
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.