Internship : 6 months, from March – August 2023


6 months, from March – August 2023

GRAIN Projects is seeking an Intern with an interest in contemporary photography, the visual arts, projects and events and participatory opportunities, linked to audience development and community engagement. This is a unique opportunity to work with GRAIN to develop your knowledge, skills and professional practice. 

The individual should be ambitious and organised and interested in supporting the development and delivery of our programme.  They should have the ability to work on their own initiative and be interested in working with people including practitioners, audiences and participants.

The applicant must have some knowledge of professional photography practice.

Responsibilities will include:

– Supporting the team in developing ideas for events and activities
– Assisting with events, commissions and artist development activities
– Admin and marketing tasks
– Research including interactive research
– Communicating with creatives, communities and audiences

The applicant will be selected based on the aforementioned skills rather than educational history or in-depth work experience.

The role will pay a fee of £1000, inclusive of all travel expenses.  

The opportunity will be for 8 – 10 days over 6 months, to include the 21st April at ‘The State of Photography symposium and 16th – 19th March at FORMAT International Photography Festival.

Location:  Midlands.   The Intern will be expected to work remotely and at a range of venues in Birmingham, and the Midlands dependent on the GRAIN programme of activities.

Open to applicants not in full time education.

To Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity please email your cv, a letter of application outlining why you are interested in this opportunity and how you feel you would fulfil this role and a testimonial from a current project contract, employer, lecturer or similar.

Please email to

The deadline for this opportunity is 28 February 2023.  

Please note applications must be provided in full as described above and no applications will be accepted after the deadline.

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