Studio Institute

Photography and Imaging Intern

Brooklyn Museum -- Photography and Imaging Intern

Please see instructions on how to apply at the bottom of this page.

The Intern will have two projects: 1) serve as a candid photographer, attending Museum events and activities, shooting and editing images for Museum publications and web use and 2) work on scanning and editing images of works of art from the negatives collection, to be added to the Museum's collections on the web pages and our image database repository. 

The first project will give the student the opportunity to experience the challenges of composing shots on the fly, dealing with difficult lighting conditions, obtaining releases from parents, and editing and selecting usable images from the many obtained during a shoot. The second project will introduce the student to the detailed work of creating scans, following standard specifications, and working in a production environment. The museum will obtain quality images in two important areas, images that will be useful for the website, for future publications, and as archival documentation of the Museum's collections and activities. 

Skills: basic photography skills, experience with DSLR cameras, knowledge of Photoshop, and experience in scanning. 

Projects Include:
- Taking photos at Brooklyn Museum events
- Editing and selecting photos to be used online and in marketing materials
- Scanning negatives to be added to the Brooklyn Museum's photo database

This position pays $13/hr, 28 hours a week for 9 weeks. In addition, you will receive a $500 stipend for completing the Arts Intern component of the program. Visit the Program Details page for more information.  


BEFORE APPLYING, VERIFY YOU:
1) Will be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student as of the Fall 2018 semester. You must be a rising Junior or Senior.
2)
Attend college in New York City, or live in New York City. 
3) Have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $5000. This number is on your FAFSA form, to see what it looks like -- click here. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

1) To apply to a position, please click here and fill out the eligibility application form
2) Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. 
Note: once you're verified as eligible for Arts Intern, you can apply to as many positions as you'd like. You do not have to submit the eligibility application more than once. 
3) You will forward this confirmation email, along with your CV, cover letter, transcript, and recommendations to the email below these instructions with the subject "Arts Intern 2018 Approved Application".

Once you've received confirmation of eligibility, email your application to Jonathan Dorado at jonathan.dorado@brooklynmuseum.org.