Screen shot 2013-05-07 at 3.49.48 PMMost students find their own internships, working with individuals and/or businesses they admire. Students ideally should be toward the end of their studies to fully benefit from an internship. Students may take BCST 165 for college credit (2) When enrolled in 5 credits + 2 for the course for a total of 7 credits or be a paid intern under California State Law. These are a few organizations in constant need of interns. If you are interested in working with an independent photographer – you should contact them directly.

Digital Image Intern, Golden Gate National Parks, Fort Mason
Part Time, Semester (with potential for Summer Extension)
Available only to students currently enrolled at SFSU and CCSF

Only students currently enrolled at San Francisco State University & City College of San Francisco are eligible.

Did you know that the Golden Gate National Parks is the largest national park in an urban setting in the country and located only within a few miles of your school?! This vast park extends across three Bay Area counties and includes amazing places such as Alcatraz, Crissy Field, Fort Funston, Marin Headlands, and Muir Woods. By becoming an intern, you will have the opportunity to experience these spectacular parklands first hand, behind the scenes and in depth. We have internship positions in the fields of interpretation, restoration and monitoring, youth programs, volunteer management, projects and planning, business management, media and design, and much more.

As an Intern you will receive:

  • $50 daily stipend (per 8 hours).
  • Real work experience.
  • Professional & educational development.
  • Potential for future job opportunities.
  • Academic credit possible (student responsible for confirming eligibility).
  • The enjoyment of working in a beautiful park.
  • Real-life experience with a network of people who love their jobs

This exciting program is a partnership of the National Park Service, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, San Francisco State University and City College of San Francisco.

SF Camerawork, San Francisco
SF Camerawork is seeking undergraduate or graduate-level interns. An internship experience at SF Camerawork is a great opportunity to get involved in the Bay Area photographic arts community. As an SF Camerawork intern, you will learn about nonprofit arts administration, gallery operations, programming, exhibition development, and much more.

In addition to general duties, possible areas of specialization include: administration & finance, art handling & installation, education events organization, event planning, membership, technology/web, and curatorial support.

Commitment: One day per week, Tuesday – Saturday, 11:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Benefits: Experience with an internationally renowned non-profit art gallery, contacts in the Bay Area and national art community, potential job leads and recommendations.

Salary: This is an unpaid internship. We can, however, arrange for course credit.

Application Deadline: Ongoing

To Apply: Please email cover letter and résumé to Please include in your cover letter why an internship at SF Camerawork interests you and what you hope to gain from your experience, as well as what skills you would bring to the position and what days of the week you have available. SF Camerawork is an equal-opportunity employer.
Wednesday to Saturday, Noon to 5:00 pm (also by appointment)
1011 Market Street, 2nd floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Digital Archivist Intern, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Fraenkel Gallery is seeking students interested in gaining technical and administrative experience in a photography gallery. The four-month position corresponds to an academic schedule, beginning in January 2013. The position is best suited for undergraduate or graduate students looking for introductory level responsibilities in assisting digital archiving projects including scanning and archive maintenance. All applicants must be receiving school credit for this internship. This position is non-paid and requires approximately 7 – 15 hours per week. You may enroll in BCST 160MMSP160 to get college credit for this position. To apply contact Prof. Erika Gentry

Intern, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA,
The Scott Nichols Gallery is  looking for someone eager to learn the business of a photography gallery, with Photoshop skills, including scanning and archive maintenance, possibly matting, framing, and installing exhibitions with good people skills. This is a volunteer position, at least 7 hours a week with college credit as an option. You may be eligible to enroll in BCST 160 or  in MMSP160 to get college credit for this position. To apply contact

Photo Intern, Orange Photography, San Francisco, CA
Orange Photography is offering a six-month paid internship program. Successful candidates may have the option to work freelance/full time in our agency. This is a great opportunity for hands-on assisting, studio workflow experience, and learning business practices of a successful photography agency. This is a part-time position with multiple openings; if you don’t have all of the qualifications but are an eager and receptive learner, please don’t hesitate to apply.

– Interest in developing skills as a photographer in weddings, portraits, corporate, & events
– Familiarity with DSLR camera systems, flash and experience assisting
– Familiarity with studio lighting
– Proficiency with Adobe Suite, Photoshop, Lightroom or Aperture, Bridge, Illustrator (or ability to quickly learn and pick up new programs)
– Have own transportation, on call availability, and ability to work weekends and evenings
– Ability to work in a fast paced environment
– Very tech-savvy, fast learner, & self-starter

– Assist/learn to shoot weddings & events
– Assist/learn to shoot for photo stations and onsite printing
– Set up and break down Photobooth
– Set up lighting for portraits/green screen/photo stations
– Edit/color-correct/retouch in Photoshop and manage assets in Lightroom
– General studio administration, burning discs, answering/directing calls
To apply visit: Photo Intern – Orange Photography

Want to do an internship but don’t see a good fit listed? Visit Prof. Gentry’s office hours before the end of the semester to discuss.


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