The Dallas Observer Wants a Photography Intern

Categories: Photography

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Justin Terveen

Calling all photography students! The lovely and friendly people at the Dallas Observer are recruiting a photo intern for the upcoming semester.

Our interns work directly with the art director and the web editor to supply quality photography for blogs and slideshows, covering events including burlesque shows, art openings, local concerts, festivals, anything at all really. Interns who pass muster are provided the opportunity to assist with feature/cover photo shoots, working closely with the art director to get feedback on their work. Interns are also encouraged to present ideas that could be used for slideshows and photo presentations on the website. In the past, stellar interns have photographed dishes for our weekly review, as well as covers (and even won awards for it!).

Important: Photography interns must be enrolled and register for internship credits--no exceptions. There's no cash offered for this gig, only credits. The number of credits is determined by your institution of enrollment. Reimbursement will be provided for mileage accrued. Still interested? Read on!

Interns must have people skills and fearlessly interact with the public. Reliable transportation is a must, and we will reimburse for mileage. This position is BYOE--bring your own equipment.

You will:

  • Photograph one or two slideshows per week
  • Keep a close working relationship with the art director and web department
  • Edit, clean up, and upload all images to the website
  • Seek out interesting topics to propose and photograph for slideshows
  • Shoot concerts for music blogs and nightlife slideshows

Students who wish to apply can email kristin.bjornsen@villagevoicemedia.com with their résumé and samples (or links).

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12 comments
manacho2005
manacho2005

No one is forcing this position upon anyone. I would love to volunteer for this position, but I am not currently a student. That and I need steady income right now...

rusknative
rusknative

internship....the new free labor from greedy liberals....used to be business provided TRAINING and MENTORING and GUIDANCE for NEW HIRES...and did not pretend that they were doing a FAVOR for a STUDENT by working them for free.  Internship....todays horshit.

notmadeomoney
notmadeomoney

Gosh it must suck to be a plantation owner now that popular opinion is turning against slavery.  At least offer the interns a cot in the shed out back, DO.

ray019
ray019

This is too much to expect from an unpaid intern. By definition, an intern should be working as an apprentice or trainee under a staff member whose job is in their chosen field. In this case, the intern should be working with a seasoned photographer, not executing assignments on their own. It's my opinion that this is exploitation of a student. If they are qualified to fill this position, they are making a valuable contribution and should be paid.

rusknative
rusknative

@manacho2005No joke....welcome to the work force where there are plenty of free "internships" (slavery?) and NO actual jobs for non students anyway.

rusknative
rusknative

@bvckvsIt is funny to see liberals demanding increases in the minimum wage for the poor workers that do not earn enough to live on, even though the entry level jobs that pay minimum wage USED to be where teenage students were HIRED to work after school hours...instead of drop outs and welfare moms and illegal immigrants.

rusknative
rusknative

@bvckvs@ray019Volunteeriing for a NON PROFIT and CHARITABLE effort is a solid, value oriented worthwhile student effort.  Being used as a non paid worker pretending that it will be GOOD for the student LATER IN LIFE, is a form of abusive employment.  We all understand the laws, wage rates, and how liberals want EVERYONE ELSE to pay while hating on private businesses and greedy bankers...well, folks that make a profit, SHOULD pay all folks that WORK THERE.


Do you go out and pick up trash along I 75, bucky boy?

ray019
ray019

@bvckvs @ray019 I have no problem with students volunteering their services as an apprentice or trainee. Sadly, you seem to be among those that thinks it's ok to exploit artists. From the feedback I've had from liberals, conservatives, artists, bookkeepers, etc., it appears your opinion is in the minority. At least that is my hope.

ray019
ray019

@bvckvs @ray019 The "minimum wage" is negotiable based on a variety of things, but the dollar amount isn't relevant to the principal here.

ray019
ray019

@bvckvs @ray019 You clearly don't get the distinction between being an apprentice and being given the responsibilities of a fully trained professional. 

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