Paid Summer Internship at Aperture Foundation in NYC!

Here’s a great opportunity for any junior or senior photo major:
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Deadline for application:

By midnight, Monday March 9.

MICA Internship Description

Summer term, June-July 2015


Internship Overview

The Maryland Institute College of Art and the Aperture Foundation are pleased to offer an eight-week summer internship to qualified photography majors. Juniors or graduating seniors are invited to apply for this paid summer internship with the Aperture Foundation located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. The intern will act as the primary assistant to Aperture’s on the organization and installation of Aperture’s Summer Open exhibition. The MICA intern will also be exposed to the wide range of activities that define Aperture, from editing, design, production, circulation, sales, and marketing of photography’s most significant publications; the creation of web content; educational programs for children and adults, and other business and development operations essential to a non-profit organization. In addition to working closely with the Aperture staff and contributing to the day to day work flow of the office, the MICA intern will make contacts within the photo community at Aperture events and through meetings with various professionals in the photography field. Aperture Foundation’s location offers the opportunity to work in New York City and have access to art galleries, museums, and other art-related facilities.

This internship has been generously funded by MICA alumnus S. B. Cooper with R. L. Benson.

About Aperture Foundation

Aperture Foundation is a world-renowned non-profit publisher and exhibition space dedicated to promoting photography in all its forms. Aperture was founded in 1952 by photographers Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, and Minor White; historian Beaumont Newhall; and writer/curator Nancy Newhall, among others. These visionaries created a new quarterly periodical, Aperture magazine, to foster both the development and the appreciation of the photographic medium and its practitioners. In the 1960s, Aperture expanded to include the publication of books (over five hundred to date) that comprise one of the most comprehensive and innovative libraries in the history of photography and art. Aperture’s programs now include artist lectures and panel discussions, limited-edition photographs, and traveling exhibitions that are seen at major museums and arts institutions in the U.S. and internationally.

Time Commitment

The Intern will work full time 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. from June 8–July 31, 2015 (these date can shift by one week if necessary to accommodate an individual’s schedule) and receive a stipend of $3,500. Applicants must make their own living arrangements in New York and maintain their own health insurance.


Application Requirements

The applications must include a properly formatted letter of interest addressed to the Selection Committee that explains your qualifications and reasons for applying, as well as a current professional résumé. Please email the letter of interest and résumé as a single PDF to and use the following format to title your application file: lastname_firstname_MICA_application. By midnight, Monday March 9.

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