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Working in the arts is driven by passion, and much like any other field it’s very much about who you know. Internships provide experience and insight into a field you may like to work in as well as expanding your art network. From a good internship you can build important skill sets outside of what can be taught at school and give you a taste of the pace and feel of that area. For these reasons choosing an internship should be well thought out. Getting to your career is rarely as easy as just plotting into it like for white men through most of history. 


Most Popular Internships (Based on former student input)

American Visionary Art Museum Connie Imboden Studio Full Circle Fine Art Services Myerly & Lowe Photography

St. Lucy Books & Mark Alice Durant

Andre Chung Photography Copper Kitchen Full Circle Photo No Pins Framing and Presentation, LLC The Chesapeake Framing Co
Aperture Foundation Current Space Gagosian Gallery Photogroup The Putney School Summer Programs
Art with a Heart Cylburn Arboretum Association Heart O' the Hills Camp Pixilated Photobooth Under Armour
Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS) Dan Whipps Photography Indie Photobook Library Remsberg, Inc. Vis Arts Center
Baltimore Museum of Art Democratic National Convention Maryland Art Place (MAP) Roy Cox Photography Walters Art Museum
Baltimore Museum of Industry Department of Natural Resources Maryland Department of Natural Resources Sean Scheidt, Photographer Whitney Museum of American Art
Bonni Benrubi Gallery FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture Maryland Historical Society Smithsonian Institution  
Brian Ulrich, Artist Fraenkel Gallery Maryland SPCA South Moon Under  

Career Development Photo Internship List


    Photography and photo-based skill sets are needed in so many fields from community based jobs to commercial imaging assignments.  

    It is important to ask yourself some Questions! 

     What do I want to do? Where do I go from here? How do I get there?

    Look at the Creative Careers chart below for some examples.


    Creative Careers in Photography


    Art with a capital A






    Community Arts

    Community Programs Director


    Government Jobs

    Museum Educator

    Nonprofit Organizations





    Art Handler/Preparator

    Book Press



    Editor in Chief

    Fine Artist


    Grant Writer

    Museum Director

    Photo Book Designer


    Print Production Manager

    Studio Manager



    Art Librarian

    Art Teacher

    Art Professor

    Arts Administration

    Curriculum Writer

    Technical Director

    Workshop Instructor

    Visual Arts Resource Teacher







    Camera Repair

    Equipment Technician

    Master Printer


    Photo Lab

    Studio Owner





















    Photo Editor



    Real Estate

    How do I get from student to professional?

    1. There's no formula.

    2. Everyone's paths and privileges are different and it's rarely as straight a line as we want it to be. 

    3. Throughout your career you will be offered "experience as a form of payment" (often you will want to induce vomiting from this) but choosing wisely when experience will be advantageous is very important.

    4. Here is some broad advice using the different job categories from the chart. 

    Ex. Communtiy: Non-profits - Digital Content Editor for Planned Parenthood - This may or may not be a job, it was just the first thing I thought of! 

    1. Look up the CV or resume of someone with that job, then look up the CV or resume of the people under that position.  Look through the work experience where did they start?

    2. Isolate the skill sets required for that job by looking for a similar position looking to hire. What does it say in the description and requirements. Work towards building those skill sets and experiences.

    3. For this example look into interning with a reproductive health advocacy group or similar kind of non-profit as a photographer or social media intern. 

    4. For this kind of job experiencing in marketing, photography, design, and community based work will be very important! 

    5. Know that your internship or early jobs may not be your career, and sometimes you can like the work but not the environment, that is totally normal. 

    Ex. Art with a capital A: Museum or Established Gallery Curator

    1. Follow previous steps 1 & 2 

    2. For this example look into interning with galleries, museums, historical societies (anything with big collections), and make sure that type of organization represents what interests you. Not all galleries and museums are similar in structure and objectives. Think the difference between School 33 and Catalyst Contemporary, or George Eastman Museum and International Center of Photography. 

    3. For this kind of job, having experience in photography, archives, research, critical writing, museums and/or galleries, grant writing, and much more will be very critical!

    4. Build your experiences from internship to jobs off of one another each time, making a decision that is good for you and something you can survive on. 

    5. Know that your internship or early jobs may not be your career, and sometimes you can like the work but not the environment, that is totally normal.