Photography Internship @ National Geographic

Via Melanie Huff

The National Geographic will again offer one photography internship to a student during the summer or fall of 2005. The program is an opportunity for a young photographer to experience first-hand the rigors of life in the professional world. It is also an opportunity for us at the Geographic to scrutinize the work of those in whom we may have further interest. We are proud that many of our regular “shooters” are former summer interns.

The internship is primarily for college students – undergraduate or graduate. While we will also consider someone not currently in school, the purpose of the internship is experience and encouragement to those who aspire to be a photojournalist. Interns must be US citizens or have appropriate student work documents.

The intern is expected to shoot pictures in the same way as National Geographic staff and freelance photographers. Assignments might be anything from single pictures for the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE to stories for WORLD and TRAVELER to chapters for one of the Society’s books, or assisting NGS photographers on location.

The internship is for fourteen weeks at a salary of $480 a week. When on assignment away from the city, the Geographic pays all expenses. Transportation expenses to and from Washington at the start and conclusion of the internship are covered by the Society. The intern is responsible for his/her own housing.

To apply, send us a portfolio of recent work (no more than 30 images), a resume, and a letter of recommendation from a photography teacher or established photojournalist. We are interested in strong photojournalism and your ability to produce a visual narrative. Portfolios may be in the form of slides, prints or clippings of any combination, in color and/or black and white. CDs are nor recommended.

All PORTFOLIOS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN JANUARY 31, 2005. You should expect to hear from us one way or the other by early March 2005.

Applications should go to:
Kent J. Kobersteen
Director of Photography/Senior Editor
National Geographic
1145 17th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-4688

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  • Peter

    Dear whoever it may concern,

    I am a 23 year old college student at Blackburn college in the UK. I am studying a HND in Photography until July 2005. The reason behind me writing is something in relation to my course. As a class we were given an assignment where we are to produce a 5000 word Case Study. I wonder whether it would be possible for you to email some firsthand information about National Geographic photography or email addresses I could write to for the same. My teacher said I should try contact photographers first hand but I’m not yet having any luck.

    Thanks anyway,

    Pete.

  • Peter

    Dear whoever it may concern,

    I am a 23 year old college student at Blackburn college in the UK. I am studying a HND in Photography until July 2005. The reason behind me writing is something in relation to my course. As a class we were given an assignment where we are to produce a 5000 word Case Study. I wonder whether it would be possible for you to email some firsthand information about National Geographic photography or email addresses I could write to for the same. My teacher said I should try contact photographers first hand but I’m not yet having any luck.

    Thanks anyway,

    Pete.

  • http://www.tiffinbox.org/ Seshu

    Hi Pete

    Best thing would be to write to the folks at the magazine. You will find the National Geographic Society quite easily on the web. There should be contact information on that site. Good luck with your case study.

  • http://www.tiffinbox.org/ Seshu

    Hi Pete

    Best thing would be to write to the folks at the magazine. You will find the National Geographic Society quite easily on the web. There should be contact information on that site. Good luck with your case study.

  • Aubree

    Dear whoever it may concern,

    I am a high school student who wants to
    proceed in a career as a photojournalist.
    I’m not sure where to start though. I would be
    very appreciative if anyone could give me an
    idea on my next course of action outside
    of high school. What is my first step in
    becoming a succesful photojournalist?

    Thanks so much, Aubree

  • Aubree

    Dear whoever it may concern,

    I am a high school student who wants to
    proceed in a career as a photojournalist.
    I’m not sure where to start though. I would be
    very appreciative if anyone could give me an
    idea on my next course of action outside
    of high school. What is my first step in
    becoming a succesful photojournalist?

    Thanks so much, Aubree

  • Kristin

    Go to an art school….actually forget art school and shoot your ass off,maybe go to some seminars. Get a good portfolio together and assist a photojournalist. Than by the time you would be done with a four year art school maybe you could already be working for a newspaper and on up from there.

    Where am i?
    art school….:)

  • Kristin

    Go to an art school….actually forget art school and shoot your ass off,maybe go to some seminars. Get a good portfolio together and assist a photojournalist. Than by the time you would be done with a four year art school maybe you could already be working for a newspaper and on up from there.

    Where am i?
    art school….:)

  • Clinton Bowman

    Hey I have a question for all you photographers out there, how much difference would it make to get a B.A. in photography rather than a B.F.A.? Just curious, thanks.

  • Clinton Bowman

    Hey I have a question for all you photographers out there, how much difference would it make to get a B.A. in photography rather than a B.F.A.? Just curious, thanks.

  • Lisa

    Hi! I just found your web site and am quite thrilled. Well I am writing because I am student of photojournalism, and I was looking for internships. I found your site but am quite a bit too late for your portfolio deadline, so I was wondering if you will have an internship available next year? I think by then I will have a nicer portfoilo put together and would love the opportunity to apply. Let me know, I’ll check back later! Bye!

  • Lisa

    Hi! I just found your web site and am quite thrilled. Well I am writing because I am student of photojournalism, and I was looking for internships. I found your site but am quite a bit too late for your portfolio deadline, so I was wondering if you will have an internship available next year? I think by then I will have a nicer portfoilo put together and would love the opportunity to apply. Let me know, I’ll check back later! Bye!

  • Katherine

    Are you offering this internship in 2009?

  • Katherine

    Are you offering this internship in 2009?