Summit Photography Internship

Photography Internship

A photography intern for Summit is always present, capturing the major events and tiny moments that make up a student’s experience at a Summit Student Conference. Interns frame up their images in a way that tells a relational story, seeking to capture images from new perspectives, and with a focus on future marketing and promotional pieces. Applicants should already be well-versed in photography and eager to apply their visual skills to the Summit context.


Reports to: Andrew Winchell, Videographer
Location: Summit Headquarters, Manitou Springs, CO
Department: Support Services
Hours: 40 hours per week, overtime as needed
Compensation: Paid/bi-weekly stipend plus meals & housing


Interns work for one or both time frames:

  • May 14th – July 13th
  • July 16th – August 31st

Intern responsibilities:

  • Primary photographer for Summit events during the summer, covering student conferences in Colorado, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania, as well as other events. Also shooting for other projects and marketing campaigns, as assigned.
  • Completely confident with the technical aspects of photography to be able to focus on capturing strong, relational images that tell Summit’s story visually.
  • Meet with Summit’s Programs Marketing Specialist to meet discuss specific photo needs for the upcoming year, including capturing candid photos and setting up focused photo shoots for marketing campaigns.
  • Provide photos for social media posts on a frequent basis, often shot, edited, and posted on the same day.
  • Maintain and keep up-to-date Summit’s existing process for organizing, tagging, and uploading photos.
  • Research current photography trends and campaigns, and present ideas for how Summit can improve utilization of photography.
  • Meet weekly with Summit’s Videographer for feedback, planning, and problem-solving.


  • Must be at least 18 years old by internship start date
  • Familiarity with operating Canon DSLR’s
  • Basic knowledge of post-production workflow in Adobe Bridge and photo editing in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop
  • Adept at creative problem-solving, able to manage time well, responsible for leading projects, and able to work within deadlines
  • Able to travel and operate independently, when needed
  • Willing to receive feedback and input

Applications for 2019 are now closed. Please send any questions regarding this internship to Andrew Winchell.