World Press Photo: Intern Exhibitions Team

World Press Photo in Amsterdam is looking for an Intern Exhibitions Team for 32 hours a week | Vacancy for a Learning opportunity, Internship | Deadline: 04-12-2022

The World Press Photo Foundation believes in the power of showing, and the importance of seeing high-quality visual stories. Our purpose is to connect the world to the stories that matter. We are a global platform connecting professionals and audiences through trustworthy visual journalism and storytelling, founded in 1955 when a group of Dutch photographers organized a contest (‘World Press Photo’) to expose their work to an international audience. Our annual contest rewards the best in photojournalism and documentary photography. Our worldwide exhibitions and online channels with over 2 million followers showcase stories that make people stop, think, feel and act. The World Press Photo Foundation is a creative, independent, nonprofit organization, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We appreciate the support of our global partner, the Dutch Postcode Lottery, and our partner PwC.

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The Exhibitions Team is currently looking for an enthusiastic intern to collaborate with us for five months, starting on 16 January 2023.

Intern Exhibitions Team

32 hours a week

The Exhibitions Team currently consists of seven people who passionately work toward one common goal: maximizing impact through the worldwide circulation of different World Press Photo exhibitions and the organization of related programs such as guided tours, lectures and workshops. We constantly strive to grow by developing the exhibitions portfolio and new formats of our exhibitions. We are looking for an eager, dedicated, and hard-working person who would like to learn about exhibitions development from behind-the-scenes.

Each year, our exhibitions travel to 80 locations in 40 countries around the world. The internship will provide insight into many different aspects of the exhibition process, from curation of exhibitions based on the winning work, to creating an international audio tour, and developing the touring exhibition that begins in early May. As a full member of the team, you will gain hands-on experience and work towards the delivery of the team’s mission, with a special focus on assisting the flagship exhibition in Amsterdam. For more information about the exhibitions program, please visit:

Your tasks

  • You will work closely with members of the Exhibitions Team to.
  • Support day-to-day activities involving preparations for the 2023 exhibition season, such as administrative tasks and updating our CRM system.
  • Assist with the entire exhibition process, starting from the production of the annual traveling exhibition to the actual installation of its flagship presentation in De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam.
  • Conduct research that will benefit the department’s activities.
  • Engage in the production of a multi-language audio tour.
  • Provide assistance during organizational events.

Your profile

  • You are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program.
  • You have a strong interest in photography, media and/or visual journalism.
  • You are eager to learn more about preparing exhibitions on a worldwide scale.
  • You are a quick-thinking self-starter who has the ability to multitask.
  • You are creative, well-organized and flexible.
  • You have strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.
  • You are fluent in English, both written and spoken. Additional languages would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is an asset.

Our offer
The World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization with its office in Amsterdam. The organization employs around 26 professionals, with seven staff in the Exhibitions team.

We offer an internship with a variety of tasks and responsibilities in a dynamic working atmosphere. You will get the chance to work in a highly driven environment and learn more from behind the scenes of one of our foundation’s most famous activities: the traveling exhibition. The start of the internship will be 16 January 2023 for a period of five months. Working hours can be somewhat flexible depending on events, but on average you will work 32 hours per week. We offer a compensation of € 500 per month (gross / full-time).

The World Press Photo Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications that can make the organization a better reflection of society.

Please respond before 9:00 am Monday 5 December, 2022 by filling in the application form. Kindly submit both your CV and a letter of motivation in English as a PDF document (maximum two pages) by clicking the button ‘Apply Now’. For questions, please contact Raphael Dias e Silva, Exhibitions Manager and Curator ( +31(0)20-6766096.

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Please do not make use of this vacancy for acquisition purposes.

More information about the organisation: see our website.