We can’t state this enough, the law stipulates that unpaid interns should not perform the responsibilities of regular employees! A for-profit entity cannot, therefore, demand they work five days a week and ask of the intern to perform tasks such as “copying job folders, sending out invoices, filing, organizing and filling out paperwork, coding cell phone and other bills, maintaining office supplies, running errands.” How is this educational? How is this specific to learning about photo production? Sounds like a junior office manager position to us. Seliger Studio, if you cannot afford to hire someone to do this (even for minimum wage!), you probably should cut back on your operations. Asking that people do this work for free is illegal and immoral.
(New York NY)
Internships available at a photography studio!
We are looking for creatively driven individuals to help at a studio of one of the most respected celebrity portrait photographers.
Currently available are internship opportunities alongside the Archivist and Studio Manager.
Being such coveted positions, we only offer one internship with each department. We are looking for driven individuals who are willing and able to handle the pressure of working at one of the top studios in the industry.
For the archive internship:
We are looking for someone who is motivated and dedicated to assisting our archivist and post production manager. You must be extremely organized and meticulous. Day to day tasks will include managing the magazine collection, organizing the print storage room, keeping an inventory of prints and magazines, running errands and ordering supplies. Must have a passion for images and be interested in learning about archival methods.
There is also an internship opportunity working alongside our studio manager. The position will allow for the candidates to learn more about the business aspect of a large and successful studio. You will assist the studio manager in many administrative ways such as copying job folders, sending out invoices, filing, organizing and filling out paperwork, coding cell phone and other bills, maintaining office supplies, running errands as well as having the opportunity to be a part of the production and organization of in-studio shoots and be on set. Time requirement: 5 Days a week, Start date : ASAP
The positions are unpaid, but we do compensate for half of your monthly Metrocard. We are looking for driven individuals who are willing and able to handle the pressure and fast pace of working at one of the top studios in the industry.
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