Sorry I screwed up… I’m not doing an internship this summer. Because what I’m doing by definition can’t be classified an internship as I’ve been reminded. I thought I’d use easy terminology but I was wrong. It’s a hybrid more school-like, but not.
I’ve got a lot of response on my terminology I’ve chosen… I suppose they’re right… this is not really a true internship… it’s more of a crazy mixture of a schooling experience with lots of aspects of an internship. So there! Now what to call it? I don’t think a typical internship is near as beneficial to me or you. So I chose a hybrid to kick the butt of either of the two options of school or internship.
Thursday seems like a good day to do an informal evening where I explain all that will be involved with the Intense Summer Internship
If you are serious about the full time option you can also schedule any time to meet with me. If you’re just curious or you’re thinking more about the part time option (which hasn’t been decided) come over thursday. If a lot of people can’t do thursday I think I could change the date.
For now we’ll say 8:30 because that is sufficiently after sunset that everyone should be done with photoshoots.
I’ve written some preliminary info and answers to questions below
Value & Scholarships
I repeat my belief that there has to be something to tie you to this internship. Also something that says to me that you’re serious. Also something that weeds out the many that are interested finding those that are really committed.
It isn’t for everyone and I only can do so much and help so many. But if you’re really into it I want to make it work for you.
I believe strongly that the Intense Summer Internship opportunity is unique and very valuable. The cost won’t be anywhere near what I believe it’s worth to be. But still it can be a bit much for the targeted audience (students, teachers off for the summer) therfore we’ll do a scholarship. To reduce the cost the cost of the Intense Summer Internship by at least 50%
Apply for Scholarship
I think I’ll do 3 scholarships (for the intense summer internship)
- Present Interns will vote and decide on one
- I will decide on one.
- One will be a popularity thing where you get your friends to vote. The voting hasn’t started and won’t start for another week or so.
Popularity contest thingy will be the first to be decided after which interns will pick and then myself.
To be entered
Email JarvieU [at] Jarviedigital.com
Remember this is how you’ll be judged by the interns and myself.
Answer the following questions:
- Why do you want to do the intense summer internship?
- How you believe it will help you?
- Reasons why you are the type of person to stick with something (like photography and a full time internship) perhaps examples of.
- What is your time availability? Any other restrictions on times or days? Other things that understandably take first priority. (Though it’s considered full time obviously you’ll have plenty of other time to do other summer type stuff)
- Experience with photography (both in taking and appreciation of)
- What you think this opportunity is worth?
- What you’re able to pay?
- What you’re able to pay in a stretch?
- Camera, lenses, computer you own?
- What you’d do this summer if you don’t do this?
If you’d like to wait or rewrite this application until after the QA night that’s acceptable, we will take into account those that write it now that they’re serious but won’t dock those that re-write based on understanding it better on thursday.
Bridal show option
If you sign up to do an internship before friday you can be included as an associate at the bridal show booth on saturday. There will be a big push to book weddings not only for me but for as many interns as possible. If this is very much of interest get a hold of me now and we’ll see what we can do. Associate weddings are $1500 base price and your return on that is to be negotiated with me and it’s based on your typical wedding costs and your experience.
Notice the cost
Yes you say… wait I didn’t see it anywhere!!
That’s right! I didn’t put it anywhere. because the cost I have in my mind is much higher than what my student friends when I was going to school would be able to afford. So i’m trying to get a grasp on what is possible.
I’m sure it will be much lower than the number I have in mind, but the market speaks and I’m willing to deal with that. So be happy I haven’t put the price it means you still have some say in determining it. Like I wrote also consider the fact that the scholarship will cut that cost by at least 50%
if this is all very complicated to you… well that’s me! I’m a complicated individual. (haha) I’m trying to provide an experience for which there is NO precedent. It’s unique. BUT… I am doing the Q&A on thursday. So come on over and I can answer most all questions. Even so afterwards I’ll answer some more questions.
A 4yr university or photographic school does happen to be much more organized than this process, they have lots of experience. They also aren’t as good as what I’m gonna offer. I’m trying to go away from the one size fits all. Plus we’re trying to cram in a whole heck of a lot of stuff into 3-4 busy months instead of 3-4 years. Oh yeah and at a FRACTION the cost of what they do. So there
Oh yeah and I’m wordy… so the reading impaired need not bother! So take that
I think I mentioned this… I’ll be picking the full time folks first. Then I’ll be deciding the part time openings. A lot of what I want to do based on the number of full timers because they’ll lead me to do a lot more cool fun non-internship just for your benefit workshops and shoots.
But still do come thursday and still do send me a message so I can have you guys on the radar.
Yes it will be kind of a big party. I want lots of people because then doing these events, classes, workshops, shoots will be a bit more worthwhile. Also because not every person can make it to everything.
Also because the deal is that if I can get caught up in my own work then this is why I’ll be able to plan all these things. If there are only a few people and specially if they’re all part time along with my trips to go do out of state weddings then I’ll never be caught up and able to do as many other events, shoots, classes, workshops.
Plus the teaching and helping eachother and sharing what you’ve learned from me and passing it along to others portion of the experience is a big part of it.
Therefore I see having more people as the way to save more time and provide a higher quality experience. But part timers actually take a lot of coordination which takes more time away from the other things we could be doing.
Also this way not everyone needs come to every event even if only 4-5 people come we’d be fine and perhaps even be able to repeat the experience for the other 4-5 people.
Yes I have HUGE expectations for the Intense Summer Internship. I think they should be amazing rockstar photographers by the end. Dream big… and you should catch the vision and dream big with me. Because you need to own this. Where it’s not like school is that you’re not just gonna do homoework pass tests and feel entitled to success but you’ll own it and work hard for it.