Intern Exhibitions Team at World Press Photo

The World Press Photo Foundation believes in the power of showing and the importance of seeing high-quality visual stories. Our purpose is to connect the world to the stories that matter. We create and support the conditions that make possible the stories that matter.

We showcase stories that make people stop, feel, think and act. We encourage diverse accounts of the world that present stories with different perspectives. We exhibit those stories to a worldwide audience, educate the profession and the public on their making, and encourage debate on their meaning. We are a global platform connecting professionals and audiences through trustworthy visual journalism and storytelling.

Intern Exhibitions Team (0,8 fte) 

The Exhibitions Team is currently looking for an enthusiastic intern to work with us for 5 months, starting on 2 January 2018. The exhibition team is a young, diverse and creative group of individuals and we are looking for an eager and hard-working person who would like to learn from behind the scenes.

Each year, our exhibition travels to 100 locations in 45 countries around the world. The internship will show you many different aspects of the process that World Press Photo goes through from selection of the winning photographs in January to turning that into a traveling exhibition that starts end of April. As a full member of the team, you will gain hands on experience and work towards the delivery of the team’s end product: the build-up of our flagship exhibition in Amsterdam. For more info visit: 

Your tasks

You will work with members of the Exhibitions Team, answering to the team’s requests, to:

  • support the team in the day-to-day activities involving preparations for the exhibition season, such as administrative tasks and updating our CRM system;
  • assist with the entire exhibition process, starting from the production of the traveling exhibition to the actual installation of our flagship exhibition in De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam;
  • conduct research benefiting the department’s activities;
  • support the organization during major events (such as the Photo Contest and Festival);

Your profile

  • You are a Bachelor or Master student. 
  • You have a strong interest in photography, media and visual journalism. And you are eager to learn more about preparing exhibitions on a worldwide level.

  • You are a quick-thinking self-starter who has the ability to multitask. 
  • You are creative, well organized and have a good eye for details. You have an ‘all-hands on deck’ attitude when working at an event. 

  • You have strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.

  • You are fluent in English, both written and spoken. A second language would be an asset. 



The World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization with its office in Amsterdam. The organization employs around 28 professionals, with 8 staff in the Exhibitions team. 

We offer an internship with a variety of tasks and responsibilities in a dynamic working atmosphere. You will get the chance to work in a highly driven environment and learn more from behind the scenes of one of our foundation’s most famous activities: the traveling exhibition.

We would like you to start on 2 January 2018 for period a of 5 months. Working hours can be somewhat flexible depending on events, but on average you will work 32 hours per week. We offer a compensation of €350 (net/full-time) per month, free lunch (mon-thurs).

The World Press Photo Foundation wants to enhance the diversity of its workforce. We do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of age, gender, nationality, race or ethnic origin, religion, or sexual orientation. We encourage applications that can make the organization a better reflection of global society. 
This position is at the moment only open to EU citizens or individuals with existing valid work permit for the EU. For more info visit:


Please respond in English before 9:00h. Monday 26 November by filling in the application form then submit both your CV and a letter of motivation in English as a .pdf document (maximum 2 pages). You can start your application here For questions, please contact Yi Wen Hsia, Exhibitions Manager and Curator (yiwen @ worldpressphoto . org) +31(0)20-6766096.

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