Box Services LLC is a leader in digital retouching and production for fashion photographers, magazines, and artists. It just posted a call for two unpaid interns to assist in the printing and production of prints. Their self-proclaimed clients include some of the leading fashion photographers and magazines in the world.
One of the primary criteria the studio requires of its intern candidates is that s/he “work well with a team yet display independence to complete projects unsupervised.” This goes against labor law regulations. As per the Department of Labor: “The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff.”
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Employers – internships are not jobs. If you want an employee – you have to pay!
The exchange of labor is not a one-sided deal.
Box Art Department Internships
Box Services LLC
(New York NY)
The Box Art Department is a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative working environment that includes a wide range of daily responsibilities. This is a great opportunity for photography students or recent grads interested in learning more about fine-art photography print production. The Art Department consists of the Exhibitions Department and the Laboratory.
We are seeking one intern for each department for a minimum of 2 days per week.
Box Exhibitions Department Internship:
The Box Exhibitions Department is responsible for the production of fine-art photographic exhibitions and books for a diverse clientele.
The Exhibitions Intern is expected to assist with a variety of daily projects including: logging original art materials into and out of the Art Department; research of fine-art materials for specific projects; general office administration; and various special fine-art projects (book-binding, mounting, maquette construction).
The ideal candidate for the Exhibitions internship is responsible, precise and dependable. The candidate should work well with a team yet display independence to complete projects unsupervised.
Experience with and passion for photography is a must. A fine-art background and proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word is a definite plus.
To apply for the Box Exhibitions Department Internship please send cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include “Exhibitions Internship” in the subject line when applying.
Box Laboratory Internship:
The Box Laboratory is responsible for the production of archival pigment prints and c-prints for the Exhibitions Department.
The Laboratory Intern is expected to assist with a wide-range of projects such as: printing fine-art photographs using Epson 11880 printers; exhibition print handling (cutting, hanging, and packing prints); RA-4 maintenance and care; photographic reproduction of original artist materials; and various special fine-art projects (book-binding, mounting, maquette construction).
The ideal candidate for the Laboratory internship is responsible, reliable, and detail-oriented. The candidate should work well with a team and display confidence to complete projects unsupervised.
Experience with and passion for photography is a must. A fine-art background and proficiency with Photoshop CS5 is a definite plus.
To apply for the Box Laboratory Internship please send cover letter and resume to: email@example.com.
Please include “Laboratory Internship” in the subject line when applying.
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