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About UCR/California Museum of Photography

With over 350,000 historical prints and negatives, including works by photo icons Ansel Adams and Walker Evans, the California Museum of Photography is home to one of the country’s premier photography collections. The museum was founded in 1973 by the University of California, Riverside and has kept pace with new technology with its cutting-edge digital studio, active exhibition schedule and educational programming.

Interns can work in collections management, digital studio or as exhibition assistants. Collections interns catalogue historical images and rare books, do research and help prepare exhibitions in the museum and online. Digital studio interns create websites, download collections and teach visitors about new media. Exhibition assistants aid in general gallery preparation.


Open to current college students, as well as recent graduates and grad students. Studio internships are also open to qualified high school students. Interns must have experience with Macintosh and digital imaging software. Graphic design training is preferred.

UCR/California Museum of Photography

Emily Papavero
UCR/California Museum of Photography
UCR/California Museum of Photography
University of California, 3824 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 827-4780


Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Los Angeles, CA