Internships

INTERNSHIP SCHEDULE

Summer Internships take place June - August
Deadline for applying is April 1st.

Fall Internships take place from Sept - Dec
Deadline for applying is August 1st.

Spring Internships take place Jan - May
Deadline for applying is November 1st.

HCP internships require a commitment of at least 8 hours per week for 3 months (minimum) during HCP business hours of Monday - Friday, 11am -5pm. Scheduling for this internship is flexible. Weekend hours maybe required during special events

Qualifications and Benefits

HCP internship application

Houston Center for Photography - Internship Program

The Houston Center for Photography seeks creative individuals with an interest in photography and the visual arts for internship opportunities. Offered year round, internships at HCP provide a platform for undergraduate and graduate students to gain practical, hands-on experience in our exhibitions, education, and development departments. HCP’s programming includes exhibitions, educational classes, workshops, outreach programs and initiatives, fellowships, publications, a digital darkroom, and a library. Our hope is to match each intern with duties that match their interest and learning goals.

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, filled-out internship application and references to: Houston Center for Photography ATTN: Internship 1441 W. Alabama Houston, TX 77006 or via email to Juliana Forero.

Exhibitions Intern

As Exhibitions Intern, you will gain experience working in a small, established non-profit organization and exhibition/educational space. You will assist with the planning and execution of several exhibitions and events, featuring celebrated work by well-known artists and cutting edge photographic projects. This position is ideal for someone embarking on a career in Art History, Studio Art or Curatorial Studies.

You will have any or all of the following responsibilities:
• Prepare for installation and de-installation of exhibitions
• Act as registrar for work received and shipped
• Receive and process artist submissions
• Conduct research on artists in preparation for upcoming exhibitions
• Assist with exhibition materials (press, artist statements, and resumes), filing, and database maintenance
• Maintain exhibition supply and print inventories
• Run errands in preparation for exhibitions
• Assist with archiving of exhibitions material
• Enter information related to exhibitions into database
• Creation of press packets for exhibiting artists
• Assist with Creation and Maintain stock of curatorial materials for exhibitions

Administrative and Marketing Intern

As a Development Intern, you will gain experience working in a small, established non-profit organization and exhibition/educational space. You will assist with the administrative and marketing efforts of the organization related to audience development, social media, and information distribution. This position is ideal for someone embarking on a career in Arts Administration, Museum Studies, Marketing and Public Relations.

You will have any or all of the following responsibilities:
• Maintenance of the HCP website and database
• Updating member information on database
• Share the responsibility with other interns and staff of monitoring the gallery during open hours
• Archiving published press and marketing materials with coverage on HCP programs and events
• Design of marketing materials in-house
• Assisting with fundraising event planning
• Assisting with preparation of fundraising materials and mailings
• Assisting with preparation of Membership materials and mailings
• Distributing HCP marketing materials in the community (museums, galleries, coffee shops, art stores, etc.)

Education Intern

As an Education Intern, you will gain experience working in a small, established non-profit organization and exhibition/educational space. You will assist with making available to the public HCP’s educational calendar and schedule of workshops, with library maintenance, database management, and with maintaining student records and information. This position is ideal for someone embarking on a career in Arts Education, Library Studies, as a Cataloguer or an Archivist.

You will have any or all of the following responsibilities:
• Organizing new student info, statistics on classes, and class attendance records
• Maintaining database of member/non-member students and their class history
• Archiving class sign-in spreadsheets.
• Publishing new classes to the website
• Creating new educational web pages as needed.
• Organizing the Workshops and Classes Binder for each new season of classes.
• Cataloging books for the John Clearly Library
• Adding newly acquired books to library catalog, wrapping them and adding call numbers
• Archiving publications and periodicals in the library.
• Library maintenance and upkeep
• Design of marketing materials in-house

Publications Intern

As a Publications Intern, you will gain experience working in a small, established non-profit organization and exhibition/educational space. You will assist with the efforts of the organization related to the creation and archiving of Spot Magazine. This position is ideal for someone embarking on a career in Publications, Art History, Marketing or as a Cataloguer or an Archivist.

You will have any or all of the following responsibilities:
• Updating website with past issues of Spot magazine
• Creating searchable text from Spot archives
• Maintenance of the website and database
• Share the responsibility with other interns and staff of monitoring the gallery during open hours
• Archiving new issues of Spot
• Assisting with the materials needed for Spot
• Assisting with preparation of Spot materials and mailings
• Distributing Spot in the community (museums, galleries, coffee shops, art stores, etc.)

Click here to download the HCP internship application

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