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|
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 Programs Director
Editor in Chief
Photo Book Designer
Print Production Manager
Visual Arts Resource Teacher
How do I get from student to professional?
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!
Ex. Art with a capital A: Museum or Established Gallery Curator