The Dallas Observer Wants a Photography Intern

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Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

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).

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

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