Wanted: Spring 2012 Photography Interns

Calling all photo students! Village Voice Media (the Houston Press parent company) is recruiting undergraduate photo students for its Spring 2012 internship program.

By "student," we do not mean "a student of life;" we mean "currently enrolled in college" student. There's no cash offered with this gig, only college credits. Don't bother applying if this doesn't apply to you.

Still interested? Read on!

Interns work directly with the art director and the Web editor. The art director will provide critiques on your work, but not lessons on how your camera works. Interns shoot slide shows on anything from burlesque shows to margarita festivals to water-skiing squirrels. They also photograph local restaurants for our online restaurant guide and blogs. And sorry, but this party is BYOE: bring your own equipment.

Those interns who pass muster might also be invited to attend cover shoots. In the past, stellar interns have even photographed covers, dishes for our weekly restaurant review and other subjects for our print issue.

It's important that interns have people skills. So if the thought of asking a restaurant manager for permission to take photos of the house special makes you want to crawl back into your cave, this might not be the job for you.

Reliable transportation is a must. To apply, send a résumé and links/samples to kristin.bjornsen[at]villagevoicemedia.com no later than December 30. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please include "Spring 2012 Photo Internship" in the subject line.

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