Internships in Documentary photo, film and editing

+ Internships in NGO direction, webdesign, graphic design and marketing.

Interns who complete a successful internship will be able to get letters of recommendation and continued support and may be invited back to join the DAA team as future artists in residence, managing directors and more. Internships are generally three months in duration, five days per week plus one day of self-study/self assignment.  All interns will be required to spend some hours at the DAA desk welcoming guests to the center and doing general tasks in addition to their special projects.  All internships are currently unpaid – when possible we are happy to help the interns meet school/university requirements such as additional credit assignments.

Applications must include a link to a portfolio, letter of intent, and CV. Letters of recommendation and school transcripts are optional. Send all applications to director@documentary-arts-asia.org

Please note which kind of internship interests you most, and also give a second choice.

Editorial and events Photographer

Duties: Photograph all DAA events and take photos for the DAA agency, a mix of self assigned and assigned projects. All photos from the three months enter the DAA agency, photographer retains copyrights.

Rewards: Any income from image sales through the agency will go 60% to intern. Interns may take paid assignments during the internship. Regular feedback from DAA directors, free tuition at any in-house DAA workshops run during the internship, and 50% off on guest workshops during the internship.

Editorial and events Videographer

Duties: Take video of all DAA events and take video for the DAA agency, a mix of self assigned and assigned projects. All footage from the three months goes into the DAA agency, videographer retains copyrights.

Rewards: Any income from footage sales through the agency will go 60% to intern. Interns may take paid assignments during the internship. Regular feedback from DAA directors, free tuition at any in-house DAA workshops run during the internship, and 50% off on guest workshops during the internship.

Marketing Intern

Duties: Help DAA promote / market its events, workshops, books, agency and magazine.  Includes running a weekly market to sell prints from DAA students and members.

Rewards: In this internship you will gain in-depth understanding and experience in how to market images, regular feedback from DAA directors, free tuition at any in-house DAA workshops run during the internship, and 50% off on guest workshops during the internship.

Notes: This internship could be as useful for someone from the marketing field as a photographer who wants to learn more about how to market and sell their own images.

Photo Editor Intern

Duties: Manage the agency, help edit Nama magazine, help curate and mount the monthly exhibitions and the CDAF festival.

Rewards: In this internship you will gain in-depth understanding and experience in how to run an agency, gallery and magazine. Regular feedback from DAA directors, free tuition at any in-house DAA workshops run during the internship, and 50% off on guest workshops during the internship.

NGO Intern

Duties: Assist the director and managing director in running the organization, finding grants, making reports and holding meetings.

Rewards: In this internship you will gain in-depth understanding and experience in how to run an NGO/foundation, find funding and hold meetings with professionalism. Interns will also get free tuition at any in-house DAA workshops run during the internship, and 50% off on guest workshops during the internship, and regular feedback from the DAA directors.

Video / Multimedia Editor Intern

Duties: Edit or assist in all DAA film and multimedia productions, interviews, podcasts and more.

Rewards: In this internship you will gain in-depth understanding and experience in how to produce and edit world-class video & multimedia content. Regular feedback from DAA directors, free tuition at any in-house DAA workshops run during the internship, and 50% off on guest workshops during the internship.

Notes: May be possible from a remote location.

Website / Social Media Intern

Duties:  Develop and update the DAA website, Blog, Facebook, Twitter and other sites.

Rewards: In this internship you will gain in-depth understanding and experience in how to produce a professional website, blog and social media campaign. Regular feedback from DAA directors, free tuition at any in-house DAA workshops run during the internship, and 50% off on guest workshops during the internship.

Notes: May be possible from a remote location

 

Graphic Design Intern

Duties: Design posters, web-graphics, magazines, books and more.

Rewards: In this internship you will gain in-depth understanding and experience in how to produce a professional design and layout from the DAA designer and other DAA staff. Regular feedback from DAA directors, free tuition at any in-house DAA workshops run during the internship, and 50% off on guest workshops during the internship.

Notes: May be possible from a remote location

 

Workshop Intern

Duties:  Assist with and plan workshops, design your own workshop which you will teach with guidance.

Rewards: In this internship you will gain in-depth understanding and experience in how plan, promote and teach a photography or film workshop. Regular feedback from DAA directors, free tuition at any in-house DAA workshops run during the internship, and 50% off on guest workshops during the internship.

Notes: Must be a reasonably established photographer or filmmaker.

 

Internships FAQ

Q – About how much will it cost for food and accommodation during my internship?

A - Long-term guesthouses and apartments are very reasonable in Chiang Mai. Our interns have paid between 60USD to 160USD a month for furnished flats. Food is also cheap–if you eat at delicious local places, expect to pay around a dollar a meal.

Q – Do I need to book an apartment before I arrive?

A – Most of our interns stay at a guest house for a few days while they find an apartment. There are lots available, so pre-booking isn’t really necessary.