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Internships, Assistantships, Thesis Projects, Independent Study

where are they now?

Although I'm no longer teaching regularly in any college, university, or art institute, I continue to work with assistants and interns looking for independent-study credits, thesis projects, and a wide assortment of real-world experience. Indeed, many of my own projects have included student and assistant efforts on some level, and I always give credit in the projects themselves to anyone who helps with them.

Skill sets that prove useful, whether you bring them with you or acquire them on the job: online and library research, writing, editing, picture research, CD-ROM/DVD/multimedia design, database, html, correspondence, rights acquisition, project management.

Students from such schools as Bennington College, Pratt Institute, the Massachusetts College of Art, New York University, the University of Arizona, and the Visual Studies Workshop have worked with me over the years. Former students, assistants and interns of mine now run college-level photo departments, head museum departments of photography, publish books by others, run their own multimedia companies, teach, and of course produce, exhibit, and publish their own work as photographers and writers. (For information on their doings since they flew the coop, click here or on the "where are they now?" link directly above.)

So internships and assistantships are always available here, year-round. Some of the projects require the person's presence in New York (in which case I can sometimes provide room and board in a separate studio in my house). Others — especially web-related and/or multimedia work — can be performed on the individual's own schedule and wherever he or she is based, via telecommuting.

Some samples of projects in the hopper:

If any of these interest you, or if you're a teacher with students looking for such opportunities, don't hesitate to contact me at

— A. D. Coleman

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