The Center for Photography at Woodstock Internship Program

Learn by doing. Work with artists, install exhibitions, explore the inside-outs of an art center.
Rolling deadline. Applications are currently under review. Apply today to start in January!

Interns working at the Center for Photography at Woodstock gain direct experience in a professional artist-centered environment that is dedicated to photography based art. CPW serves as a bridge to resources, community and opportunities. Become part of CPW’s mission to enhance dialogue, build audiences and encourage inquiry about contemporary photography and related media.

CPW interns are immersed in the contemporary photographic arts with opportunities ranging from direct engagement with artists and art world professionals to working with our expert staff learning exhibition preparation, planning and installation. Interns will be actively involved in the programs and services provided by our artist-centered not-for-profit.


CPW’s Internship Program is the ideal hands-on-experience for those seeking to acquire a deeper understanding of the opportunities and services available for emerging artists, gain hands on learning experience in professional practices and standards, be exposed to a range of teaching styles, photographic approaches, philosophies of art and a large range of techniques enhancing your knowledge of the diverse way to approach the medium. Interns will be provided valuable insider understanding into art organizations as well as launching points into careers as working artists or within the field of arts administration (in either the commercial or non-profit sector), studio management and more.

CPW Interns will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • Gallery Management including exhibition planning, preparation, installation, and documentation, interpretive program planning and visitor engagement
  • Artist Workspace Residency including planning and facilitating residencies and working one-on-one with participants of WOODSTOCK AIR
  • Work side-by-side with guest instructors and students
  • Learn strategies in teaching, arts administration and professional image making.
  • Business practices, fundraising strategies and work with our outreach programs such as membership, grant/foundation requests, and CPW special events
  • The summer workshop and lecture series

CPW Interns have access to a fully equipped professional digital imaging lab and a black-and-white darkroom, equipment and accessories and use of our library



Please combine the following into a single PDF file, and email it to

Cover letter expressing your interest in joining CPW as an intern, your expectations for the internship and a brief description of your experience with photography

• Your current resume including a link to your website or online portfolio

Contact information for three professional references [include their email addresses, phone and relationship to applicant]

Candidates may be invited for an in-person interview at CPW. Phone and Skype interviews may be scheduled if necessary. Interns are selected based on their interest in the visual arts with special emphasis on photography, their ability to contribute significantly to CPW and their openness to gaining meaningful experience from the opportunity.



Applications are reviewed on a rolling deadline, so apply now! Priority deadlines are listed below.

Deadline for Winter/Spring Internships: January 12, 2018, priority deadline

Deadline for Summer Internships: March 2, 2018

Deadline for Winter Internships: August 15, 2018


Questions? Call us at (845) 679-9957 or send an email to


COLLEGE CREDIT: Academic credit may be given depending on the approval of the students’ college or university. Students should consult their academic advisor for information as to how to complete an internship for course credit. Many participants have been able to arrange college credit with their respective academic institutions. CPW staff will provide the necessary letters of support or evaluation needed to secure credits upon completion of your internship.

Photo by Elizabeth Panzer. Workshop participants and interns during a CPW Workshop with Kahn & Selesnick.