About Aperture Foundation

Founded in 1952 by a group that included Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange, Aperture magazine began as a forum for fine art photography.  The magazine continues to publish artists and the foundation has thrived, expanding to include the publication of books and limited edition prints and portfolios.  The foundation also organizes traveling exhibitions and an educational program that includes lectures by photography-related professionals.

The foundation accepts interns (or "work-scholars") in several departments, including communications, design, development, editorial, exhibitions, magazine circulation, production, sales and website.  Interns are exposed to various dynamics in the fine art photography and photojournalism worlds by contributing to the writing, editing, design, production and marketing of Aperture magazine or working on traveling exhibitions and the publicity involved.


Open to college students, recent college grads and graduate students.  Non-U.S. citizens are eligible.

Aperture Foundation

  • Aperture Foundation
  • Work Scholar Manager
  • 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
  • New York, NY 10010
  • Phone: (212) 505-5555


  • Number of Interns: 10 to 20
  • Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • New York, NY