Penumbra Foundation

2019 Internship Opportunity

Internship Unpaid | Application Deadline: 11/30/2018


The Penumbra Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) photographic arts and education organization, is seeking two candidates for a year-long intensive internship. This intern will work closely with all members of the Penumbra Staff and will contribute to the daily office workflow. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in administrative work and is highly self-motivated. An interest in photography and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is not mandatory, but a plus. This position requires a commitment of 20 hours per week.

The selected interns will gain the opportunity to make connections within the photography community through Penumbra events and partnerships, tuition waivers for most workshops and additional benefits as well as the unique opportunity to work for twelve months in New York City, where there is access to many art galleries, museums, and other art-related institutions and organizations. The successful candidates will work closely with the tintype studio manager and workshop coordinator, where he/she will gain hands-on experience in historical, alternative photographic processes. Interns will also gain insight on non profit administration and are encouraged to attend workshops, artist lectures and tintype studio events.

Applicants must make their own living arrangements and should have sufficient financial resources to cover their living expenses.



Application Instructions:

Please send a current resume and cover letter describing your background, skills and motivation for applying to this position to In the subject line write “Intern Application” or the email is not guaranteed to be opened.