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Photojournalism Internship-PAID

Rural Missouri nonprofit organization New Growth seeks a photojournalism intern for its Rural Business Photo Stories project. A stipend of $5,000 is available to cover 270 hours of work over the summer of 2023. Join us for an exciting, challenging, and substantive internship!

WHAT: The Rural Business Photo Stories Project will produce 12-15 rural business photo narratives (images and short accompanying narrative).

WHY: The project goal is to make rural entrepreneurs and communities more visible and current to people across the state and nation. Project funding from Missouri Humanities aims to help overcome a lack of current and relevant rural imagery, which leaves rural people and places behind.

WHO: The photojournalism intern will work with New Growth, a nonprofit community development corporation working to build entrepreneurship across rural west central Missouri. New Growth convenes the START HERE Business Acceleration Network of regional resource partners. New Growth finances small rural businesses with its microenterprise loan fund. Its New Growth Women’s Business Center helps rural entrepreneurs, men and women, get going and growing. Learn more at <>.

WHEN: The photojournalism intern will work over June and July to complete the rural business photo narratives by mid-August, 2023. The intern will be invited to participate in the project’s Rural Business Photo Stories symposium, which will take place in the fall.

WHERE: Partner organizations in five west central Missouri counties will assist the intern in connecting and working with local subject entrepreneurs. The five counties (and their county seats) are: Bates (Butler), Benton (Warsaw), Dallas (Buffalo), St. Clair (Osceola), and Vernon (Nevada).

HOW: New Growth will post and promote the Rural Business Photo Stories in a variety of ways: 1) website presentation 2) social media 3) conferences and events, including the project’s capstone symposium, and 4) through the Missouri Press Association to newspapers statewide.

To apply, please provide:
·       Cover letter addressing your interest in, and fit for the project.
·       Resume
·       Portfolio examples

New Growth aims to complete the selection process by Friday May 26, 2023. The application is open until the position is filled.

Please send your application and any questions to project director Patty Cantrell at New Growth.