Intern, Photo
Conservation International - Arlington, VA

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Conservation International’s (CI) Internship Sponsored By The Trott Family Foundation seeks students interested in gaining career skills in the non-profit sector. As a leader in conservation, local capacity-building, and partnership work, Conservation International offers a unique learning platform and environment for interns to gain real-world, practical experience. We believe that developing emerging talent is an important way for CI to invest in the future and to sustain conservation goals for the benefit of humanity. Our internships are designed for committed individuals who want to serve the organization in a field and discipline needed to successfully advance our mission. We provide opportunities for future professionals and leaders to become familiar with our mission, strategy, and values and expose students to the business and management of an NGO, field work and research, and partnerships. For more information, please visit Conservation International at


Conservation International’s Marketing + Branding team is looking for a part-time summer intern to assist the Photo Editor in organizing and building CI’s photo library. This is a great opportunity to learn about photography, copyright and digital asset management for a global organization.

Digital Asset Management:
  • Organize historical photo collection and apply metadata
  • Collect photos from field staff and source new photography to build photo library
  • Review asset quality and metadata to ensure consistency
  • Create/edit training materials and help global staff troubleshoot issues
Photos + Licensing:
  • Assist with photo licensing and stock photo purchases
  • Assist Photo Editor with photography research and editing
  • Create photo galleries for press and social media
  • Curate collections of photos by theme

  • Must be enrolled in a degree program in Photography, Journalism, Communications, Library Science, or a related field
  • Excellent computer (mac) skills with the ability to troubleshoot problems
  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience in photo editing with Adobe Lightroom, Bridge or Photoshop preferred (include link to portfolio if you have one)
  • Interest in conservation issues and a willingness to learn
Working Conditions:
  • This position is based at CI HQ in Crystal City, VA.
  • Normal office environment
  • Flexible hours – at least 21 hrs/week

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