Please review Internship descriptions and application guidelines listed below carefully PRIOR to contacting us.
Since 1977 the Center has presented the Woodstock Photography Workshops, an education series where national and international photographers serve as teachers. Workshop students come from all over the USA as well as from other countries to study with inspiring working photographers who have the skill and desire to share their experiences with a peer group. The Workshops are a unique opportunity to meet world-renowned professionals in an informal and nourishing environment.
Workshop Interns participate in this renowned program by working side-by-side with guest instructors and students. The Intern experience is unlike traditional “classroom” education. In a matter of months, Interns have the opportunity to meet an average of fifteen different guest teachers and hundreds of students. An entire range of topics are presented in a relatively short span. CPW’s Education Coordinator serves as a mentor in how to facilitate Workshops.
Interns participate for free in the Workshop and Lecture Series; have the opportunity to share their portfolio with the visiting artists; gain access to a range of teaching styles, philosophies of art, a large range of techniques; are exposed to a diversity of ways to approach the medium; take part in classes with a wide range of topics. A fully equipped professional digital imaging lab and a black-and-white darkroom, equipment and accessories, and use of our library is available free of charge to Interns. Interns learn strategies in teaching, arts administration, and professional image making.
Responsibilities on Site
Meeting each visiting guest artist upon arrival in Woodstock, general hospitality for guests, setting up supplies and facility for each specific event, and orienting students, documenting the classes with still photography and basic video, assisting with Workshop evaluation, clean up of facility, and production of weekly press and publicity for the parallel Lecture Series.
Interns will work at CPW for the duration of the Workshop program (late May-mid October). The work schedule for this internship is primarily Friday-Sunday, although additional weekdays will occasionally be required dependent on workshop needs. Work will be supervised by CPW’s Education Coordinator.
Method of Evaluation
CPW staff will be available to assist you in taking the next professional step to advance your career goals. A final letter of evaluation may be provided summarizing areas of experience and performance by CPW’s Education Coordinator.
Candidates are selected on the basis of their interest and experience in photography and the visual arts, their ability to contribute significantly to CPW projects, and their openness to gaining meaningful experience from the program. College credit may be arranged.
*Interns must live in or relocate to Woodstock / within the Hudson Valley / Catskill Region for the duration of the internship. Working, reliable transportation is required.
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