Photoworks has a strong educational history and programme that is integral to the organisation’s work and activities. As part of our educational agenda, the internship programme provides students and recent graduates with an opportunity to gain real experience of working within an internationally renowned arts organisation.
Our interns provide invaluable support to the organisation and undertake work in all areas of the Photoworks programme. In return Photoworks provides interns with:
• The opportunity to develop transferable skills
• Networking opportunities
• Support in the development of their own work
• Invitations to all Photoworks events
• Photoworks publications where available
• Access to our libraryPhotoworks internships:
Work is mainly administration based, with opportunities to assist the graduate interns and other members of staff with talks and events, publications, the website, projects and sales and marketing.
• Graduate Projects
The Projects Intern works closely with the Head of Projects and Projects Assistant to help with the planning, production and delivery of Photoworks projects. These may take the form of new commissions, producing exhibitions, research, education events, talks and special audience development projects.
• Graduate Magazine
The Magazine Intern works closely with the Head of Publications / Editor and Deputy Editor to help with the production of Photoworks magazine. The post has a particular focus on picture research, sub-editing and artist/writer liaison, but also includes assisting with all aspects of the magazine from research to distribution.
• Graduate Sales & Marketing
The Sales & Marketing Intern works closely with the Sales & Marketing Manager to help with the planning, production and delivery of Photoworks sales and marketing activities. This includes assisting with mail-outs, email newsletters, marketing events, advertising, database management, data collection and collating material for the website.
• Graduate Website
The Website Intern works closely with the Head of Development to manage and update the Photoworks website and social networking sites. This includes: checking and responding to emails and assisting in the processing of orders through the online shop, collating and updating information for news pages and social networking sites, monitoring blog pages, and assisting in the preparation of content for the website.
Photoworks is a registered charity and all internships are offered on a voluntary/unpaid basis. Current vacancies are listed here.Intern Testimonials
“I started working with Photoworks in my second year at the University of Brighton, during which time I was the Photoworks Magazine Intern. After I graduated, I continued to work with Photoworks specifically on the new website.
My time at Photoworks was fantastically motivating and inspired me to continue my own practice in Photography. Currently, I work for Simon Roberts along with undertaking commissions and pushing my personal work forward. Photoworks gave me the opportunity to meet and understand the photographic community, without Photoworks I wouldn't know some really influential people to me and my work.”
“I was the Projects Intern at Photoworks in 2010. I worked on a diverse range of projects from supporting an Enquire Project at Falmer School through to assisting Rinko Kawauchi in her Murmaration project which led to a keynote exhibition at the Brighton Photo Biennial. Being part of the team at Photoworks was exciting and a valuable experience which led directly to new opportunities beyond the internship. I would recommend it whole-heartedly.”
Janine is a visual artist using photography, film and animation. She works freelance as a community artist and visual arts project manager. “My ambition is to make art more accessible and to empower people by helping them to find their voice through creative means.”
“Photoworks provided me a great opportunity to meet other people with an interest in photography and a platform to discuss ideas. I also gained insight as to the workings of photographic publishing as well as the organising of exhibitions, projects and events. Personal highlights of mine were assisting at the talks and discussions and having the opportunity to meet the speakers afterwards. It looks great on my CV too!”
Victoria now lives in London and works for Troika Editions and Tate.
Having studied Politics and Philosophy at Queens University Belfast, Joan is currently undertaking the MA in Photography at the University of Brighton.
Georgina is in the 2nd year of the Photography FdA at the University of Brighton.
Amelia Shepherd – Website Intern
Amelia has completed the MA in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the London College of Communication. She recently exhibited as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe, 2010 for which she was shortlisted for the Danny Wilson Memorial Prize. Her work was shown at Hotshoe Gallery, London in May 2011.
Sarah Leybourn – Sales & Marketing Intern
Sarah graduated from the Documentary Photography BA at the University of Wales, Newport in 2010.
Alice Compton – Magazine Intern
Alice graduated from the MA in Art History at the University of Sussex in 2010.
Recent former interns