New Media and Publications
New Media consists of web and digital media, photographic services, and computer services. Each office has individual responsibilities but they work closely together, and cross-departmental internships are often possible.
Office of Photographic Services
The Office of Photographic Services is a twofold operation. The studio side—with two photographic studios and a digital imaging processing center—creates the photographic archive of the NPG collection. Black-and-white and color prints are produced in-house for archival and cataloging purposes, as well as for publicity and reproduction in various publications.
The archival and sales side serves as the repository for images from the NPG collection, as well as the rights clearance and sales center for reproducing these images. In addition to housing and maintaining the archival photography, black-and-white and color prints, slides, and transparencies are made available internally and to scholars and the general public.
Photographic Services Internship
Interns assist in the photography of exhibitions and events. Additionally, the intern assists in the processing of digital images, making various size files for use both internally and outside of the Smithsonian. As the Smithsonian moves closer to a central asset management system, the organization and transfer of digital files will become central to our mission.
For studio work, an intern must possess knowledge of basic photographic principles and a proficiency in Photoshop. For archival and sales work, an intern should possess word-processing and database knowledge, as well as research and organizational skills.
Terms Internship Is Available
All terms: fall, winter/spring, and summer.
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