Current opportunities at the Magnum Foundation
Grants and Fellowships
Photography and Social Justice Fellowship
Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis until November 30, 2017.
Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Program expands diversity and creativity in the field of documentary photography through capacity-building and critical explorations of photography and social change. Each year, the program supports a diverse, international group of Photography and Social Justice Fellows who are passionate about challenging injustice, pursuing social equality, and advancing human rights through photography. With New York City as a cultural resource, the program provides space for interdisciplinary experimentation, mentored project development, and cross-cultural, critical discourse at the intersection of photography and social justice. During the program, Fellows work on projects in their home communities with support from Magnum Foundation’s mentors.
Magnum Foundation covers the cost of travel and room and board for the sessions in New York City. Fellows also receive a modest stipend to support the production of their projects. The program is produced in partnership with the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.
Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellows are early-career photographers or individuals trained in aligned disciplines who are motivated to deepen their engagement with photography and visual storytelling. Photography and Social Justice Fellows are part of social, political, or cultural groups who are currently or historically oppressed or excluded, and come from communities around the world where freedom of expression is limited. This program especially aims to support people of color, women, gender non-conforming individuals, LGBTQ individuals, individuals who are part of racial, ethnic, or religious minority groups, and others whose authorship is unevenly represented within the field of documentary photography. Refugees are welcome to apply.
Magnum Foundation partners with schools and other institutions that provide funding and/or academic credit to interns. If you are enrolled in a program that offers college credit and/or a stipend, you are welcome to apply for internships in any of our listed departments. All interns will have access to a range of enrichment activities, including visits to relevant cultural and industry events around New York City, opportunities to share personal work and receive critical feedback from the team, and the chance to pitch and curate film screenings hosted at the office.
Applications are received on a rolling basis.
Please send a resume/CV and a cover letter with the internship name as the subject line, ie. "programs intern," "development intern," or "communications intern" to Alexis Lambrou at email@example.com, stating which internship you're applying for, the nature of your institutional support, your availability, and why you are interested in interning at the Magnum Foundation. Please note that Interns must make a minimum commitment of 16 hours per week for the duration of their internship.
The programs internship supports the programs team across all areas of Magnum Foundation’s grantmaking and educational initiatives. Interns can expect to assist in research, production, and logistics for a range of events, including workshops, roundtables, labs, and symposia. Interns will have the opportunity to support our grantees and fellows as they develop their projects. Candidates must have knowledge of the field of documentary photography, an understanding of contemporary global affairs, and an interest in journalism, art, public policy, and social justice movements. We are seeking candidates that are organized, self-motivated, and team players.
The development intern will support the Development Associate and Executive Director in maintaining a smooth workflow for donation processing, database management, and specialized fundraising campaigns. Interns will conduct research to explore new tactics and strategies for both individual and foundation giving. Interns will also work with the full team on logistics and production of special events. Candidates must have an interest in fundraising, development, and nonprofit administration and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. We are seeking applicants that have a strong attention to detail, a high level of organization, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and can demonstrate sensitivity and professionalism in donor relations.
The communications intern will support the Manager of Communications on all public facing campaigns, including social media and blog, press releases, and announcements. Interns will assist in documenting events, drafting copy, recording metrics across digital platforms, and help develop new ideas for engaging with and reaching new audiences. Candidates have excellent writing skills, be well versed in social media platforms, and have experience in effectively managing branded accounts. We are seeking applicants that have basic photography and video skills, are extremely organized, and demonstrate willingness to learn and take direction from staff.
There are currently no open positions.