This program was established to recognize the unique contributions of Ansel Adams (1902-1984), who participated in the founding of the Center for Creative Photography in 1975. His archive is a cornerstone of the Center‚s large collection of photographic archives. Support for the internship has been generously provided by the Polaroid Corporation and the Ansel Adams Endowment. Each academic year since 1987 the Center has offered a paid internship to qualified University of Arizona graduate students. This opportunity allows students to experience a wide variety of museum and archive activities and to gain experience working under the supervision of Center staff. Depending on student interest and current Center needs an internship is designed each year for a specific project. Past interns have been assigned to work with Center staff in the curatorial, education, archives, and digital scanning areas.
Open only to full-time University of Arizona graduate students with at least a 3.5 GPA (Board of Regents requirement). Students may be pursuing graduate degrees in any discipline, but must have evidenced sufficient interest in the fields of photography, art history, art education, archives, or museum studies to indicate that an internship at the Center would support their educational goals.
Submit a letter of interest indicating educational background, relevant personal accomplishments, and educational and professional goals. The most important component of this letter is a clear statement of the effect an internship would have on achievement of the candidate‚s goals.
Submit a letter of recommendation from at least one faculty member in the applicant's college.
Submit a copy of the most current University of Arizona grade transcript.
Deadline for applications is April 23, 2007. Applications must be postmarked April 23, 2007, or be hand delivered to the Administrative Offices, Center for Creative Photography, 1030 N. Olive Road, Tucson, AZ 85721-0103.
Notification of the internship for 2007/2008 will be made by May 14, 2007.
Choice of the 2007/2008 intern will be made by a committee composed of the Center's director and other staff. An interview may be required. Please be sure to include current local contact information including email address and telephone number.
The intern must be enrolled full-time during the fall 2007 and spring 2008 semesters at the University of Arizona. In order to take full advantage of the internship, the intern will be expected to spend approximately 15 hours per week on site. Work schedules are flexible with the approval of the sponsoring Center staff member.
The internship award is a stipend of up to $2000 plus a tuition scholarship for the 2007/2008 academic year at the University of Arizona.
Contact Amy Rule, Head of Research, 626-2364; firstname.lastname@example.org