The Maryland Institute College of Art Summer Internship


Aperture is pleased to offer a ten-week summer internship to qualified Maryland Institute College of Art photography majors. 

Juniors or graduating seniors are invited to apply for this paid summer internship with Aperture, located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. The MICA intern will be exposed to the wide range of activities that define Aperture, from the editing, design, production, circulation, sales, and marketing of photography’s most significant publications to the creation of web content, educational programs for children and adults, and other business and development operations essential to a non-profit organization.

In addition to working closely with the Aperture staff and contributing to the day-to-day work flow of the office, the MICA intern will make contacts within the photo community at Aperture events and through meetings with various professionals in the photography field. Aperture’s location offers the opportunity to work in New York City and have access to art galleries, museums, and other art-related facilities.

This internship has been generously funded by MICA alumnus S. B. Cooper with R. L. Besson.

Time Commitment

The intern will work full time 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. for ten weeks in June and July (these dates can shift if necessary to accommodate an individual’s schedule) and receive a stipend of $3,500 for the term. Applicants must make their own living arrangements in the New York metro area and maintain their own health insurance.

How to Apply

The MICA internship is offered exclusively to juniors or graduating seniors of the MICA photography program. Interested applicants should seek more information on how to apply from the Selection Committee in the photography department at MICA.