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Stevan A. Baron Work Scholar Intern Program

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The Stevan A. Baron Work Scholar Program welcomes individuals from all over the world to engage in Aperture’s many programs through pre-professional internships in editing, design, production, circulation, sales, and marketing for photography’s most significant publications; the development of major traveling exhibitions; educational and public programs; and all other business operations essential to a non- profit organization.

In addition to working closely with the Aperture staff, work scholars attend lunchtime seminars with our department heads, visit major museum collections, auction houses, and archives, and make contacts within the photography community at Aperture events and through meetings with professionals in the field. Aperture Foundation’s Chelsea location offers the unique opportunity to work for six to twelve months in New York and gain experience within the worlds of art, publishing, and photography.

Interns receive a meal stipend of $300 per month full-time, as well as complimentary copies of Aperture magazine throughout their internship (stipends for part-time work scholars vary depending on their time commitment). Applicants must make their own living arrangements and should have sufficient financial resources to cover their living expenses. College credit is available for this program.

Applicants are selected based on their interest and motivation in working for Aperture, an ability to significantly contribute to the program, and openness to gaining meaningful work experience. Experience and interest in photography, publishing, the visual arts, and in fields related to the specific department to which you apply is strongly encouraged.

Application Requirements
Submit a current résumé and cover letter describing your background, skills, and motivations for applying. In the first sentence of your letter, please be sure to indicate one to three departments, in order of preference, for which you would like to be considered, and the time period for which you would be available (six or twelve months, beginning in January or July).
Certain departments require additional samples of work; please be sure to carefully review individual department requirements on our website before submitting your materials.
The application deadline for the Spring 2014 semester is October 16, 2013. Please email your application to

Digital Media
Editorial (books or magazine) Education
Finance and Administration
Library and Digital Archive
Magazine Circulation (marketing & advertising) Production

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