Streetcar Press is looking for an intern for research for existing projects relating to the intersection of art, design, and urban policy.
This intern will be working primarily on one, several, or all of four existing projects though if a project of the intern's creation might work well with our product line and fields of focus, some time may be devoted to such a project as well.
Candidates must be able to document pre-existing interests and some degree of expertise in:
- vernacular culture, including independent and mainstream comics, graffiti, ephemera, and advertising
- mass transit
- other issues of rights of way and public services
Yup, we expect all of the above.
You must be a competent photographer.
We need journalistic and reference images, not artistically striking ones. (Though if you can get those, too that might be fun.) Mostly you'll be taking pictures like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/streetcar-press/sets/72157627804300312/and this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/streetcar-press/sets/72157622827369357/
You'll be expected to keep a detailed log of your work, both for us and to help you get class credit.
You must have some experience with primary research, including use of research libraries, self-initiated phone and in-person interviews, building a bibliography, and successfully tracking down that one goddamn article that everybody keeps talking about but nobody remembers the frackin' name.
You need to be a fast reader. We have a lot of stuff to get through.
This is an unpaid internship though some expenses will be covered, possibly including travel costs for research as far away as, say, Salem or Spokane. There may be chances for paid work at Streetcar Press as well. Some maybe closely related. Some not.
If you're interested, send your resume and some further explantation of what related interests you have and work you've done to:
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Portland, OR 97232