Jobs

The World Press Photo Foundation is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide.

We strive to generate a wide public interest in and appreciation for the work of visual journalists and for the free exchange of information. Our activities include organizing an annual contest, exhibitions, the stimulation of visual journalism through educational programs, and creating greater visibility for press photography through a variety of publications. Want to join us in this mission?

There are two job openings currently available.
Please click below for more information:

Internship Education

The Education Department is currently looking for an enthusiastic and motivated intern to support us for the next coming half year.

Your tasks
You will assist the project coordinator of the annual Joop Swart Masterclass in logistical arrangements before and during the masterclass that runs the first week of November. You will also help prepare the selection process of the masterclass in 2016. Apart from support to the Joop Swart Masterclass, you will be providing administrative and possibly research support to other projects at the Education Department. Additionally, we expect you to assist the communications team of World Press Photo with website updates, including video editing and social media if possible. Finally, a supportive role is being expected of you during organization-wide activities like the World Press Photo Awards Days in April 2016.

Your profile

  • You are a student or have recently graduated from a HBO or University
  • You have an interest and knowledge in photography, media and visual journalism
  • You are a quick-thinking self-starter who has the ability to multitask
  • You are creative, well organized and have a good eye for details
  • You have an ‘all hands on deck’ attitude when working at an event
  • You have strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
  • You have fluent English written and spoken skills. You understand and can speak Dutch. Knowledge of another language is a bonus
  • You have good skills in Microsoft office, basic Adobe CS skills and have an interest and knowledge of social media

What we offer
World Press Photo is run as an independent, non-profit organization with its office in Amsterdam. The total staff of the organization is around 25, with 3 staff members at the Education Department.
We offer an internship with a variety of tasks and responsibilities, in a dynamic and informal working atmosphere. You will get the chance to work on an internationally highly respected project and see how educational activities in the field of visual journalism are organized.

We would like you to start on 21 September until the end of April 2016, with one month off in December/January. Working hours can be somewhat flexible depending on deadlines, but on average you will work 32 hours per week. We offer a compensation of €250 (netto) per month and cover your lunch expenses.

Interested?
Please respond before 10 September 2015 with your CV and a letter of motivation. Send your response marked ‘Education Intern’ per e-mail or post to:

Eefje Ludwig
Education Department
World Press Photo
Jacob Obrechtstraat 26
1071 KM Amsterdam

E-mail: Eefje@worldpressphoto.org

Internship Exhibitions

The Exhibitions Department is currently looking for an enthusiastic intern to support us for 4 months (October 2015 – January 2016).

Your tasks
You will support the exhibitions team with their daily operations. Each year, our exhibition travels to some 45 countries around the world. We are looking for someone to support us in managing this tour. You will communicate with our international network of organizations. You will also provide administrative and research support for the department’s activities. Finally, you will participate in curating and installing an exhibition.

Your profile

  • You are a student or recent graduate from an HBO or University.
  • You have an interest in and knowledge of photography, media, and visual journalism.
  • You are quick-thinking and self-starting.
  • You are well-organized and have an eye for detail.
  • You are flexible and have a hands-on mentality.
  • You have strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.
  • Your English is fluent, both in writing and in speech. You understand Dutch. Further languages are a plus.
  • You have good skills in Microsoft Office. Any additional software knowledge is a plus.

What we offer
World Press Photo is run as an independent, not-for-profit organization with its office in Amsterdam. The total staff of the organization is around 25, with 6 staff members in the Exhibitions Department. We offer an internship with a variety of tasks and responsibilities, in a dynamic and informal working atmosphere. You will get the chance to work on an internationally respected project and experience how we manage our worldwide exhibition tour. We would like you to start on October 2nd until January 29th 2016. Working hours are 32 hours per week. We offer a compensation of € 250 (after taxes) per month and cover your lunch.

Interested?
Please respond before 15 September 2015 with your CV and a short letter of motivation. Send your response marked ‘Exhibitions Intern’ per e-mail or post to:
Exhibitions Department
World Press Photo
Jacob Obrechtstraat 26
1071 KM Amsterdam
Email: Tessa Hetharia, Tessa@worldpressphoto.org
Interviews will take place in Amsterdam between 21-25 September.