Paid Internship: GRAIN

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 09:00

INTERNSHIP (6 months from June – November 2019)

GRAIN Projects is seeking an intern with an interest in contemporary photography, the visual arts, projects and events, and participatory opportunities linked to audience development and community engagement. This is a unique opportunity to work with GRAIN to develop your knowledge, skills and professional practice. The individual should be ambitious, organised and interested in supporting the development and delivery of our programme. They should have the ability to work on their own initiative and be interested in working with people including practitioners, audiences and participants. The applicant must have some knowledge of professional photography practice.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the team in developing ideas for events and activities
  • Assisting with events, commissions and artist development activities
  • Admin and marketing tasks
  • Research including interactive research
  • Communicating with creatives, communities and audiences

The applicant will be selected based on the aforementioned skills rather than educational history or in-depth work experience.

This role will pay a fee of £1000, inclusive of all travel expenses.

The Midlands. The intern will be expected to work remotely and at a range of venues in Birmingham and the West Midlands dependent on the GRAIN programme of activities.

Background and context
GRAIN Projects is an arts organisation established to benefit the photography community and to reach and engage with new audiences and collaborate with participants. GRAIN works with national and international partners. They research, develop and deliver new, high-quality opportunities to strengthen photography in the region including commissions, exhibitions and a professional development programme. GRAIN develop opportunities for artists, audiences and participants to promote the sector nationally and internationally.

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If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please email your CV, a letter of application outlining why you are interested and how you feel you would fulfil this role, along with a testimonial from a current project contract, employer, lecturer or similar. Please email this to

The deadline for this opportunity is 31 May. Please note applications must be provided in full as described above and no applications will be accepted after the deadline.

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