Internships - HOW TO APPLY

Applicants are selected based on their interest and motivation in working for Aperture, an ability to contribute significantly to the program, and openness to gaining a 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. Please see below for instructions on how to apply for the program.

We receive a high volume of applications each term. For that reason, we ask you to follow the guidelines closely to insure that your application will be considered.

  • Please submit your application as a single PDF file (cover letter first, then resume). The file name should be “application_LASTNAME.pdf

  • In the first sentence of your cover letter, please indicate three departments, in order of preference, for which you would like to be considered. A list of departments and position descriptions can be found here. In your letter, please describe your background, skills, and motivations for applying. Lastly, please let us know how you heard about the Work Scholar Program.

  • Some departments require additional materials. Please visit here for more information. Additional materials should be a separate PDF from your application. The file name should be “sample_LASTNAME.pdf”

  • Please submit your application via email to


Application Deadlines
Fall term (July-December): March 15
Spring term (January-June): October 15


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