Photography Intern Communications

Candice Schmitt

Candice Schmitt manages the HR and Recruiting functions at HQ. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a BS in Psychology. After landing a gig in the psycho-educational field working with kids with mental and emotional disabilities, Candice recognized her passion for people and contributing to their individual success and sought out a career in HR. Prior to joining TR, she worked her way through the HR-ranks at a fashion start-up company in downtown LA.

You love editing photos and are meticulous in archiving and backing them up. You thrive in a team environment and aren’t afraid to get dirty – like 18 inches into god-knows-what dirty. You can follow and fine-tune procedure on one day and train your camera to capture the best in humanity the next.  Do you want to share your legit skillz with a nonprofit that has earth-changing purpose and oodles of badassery?

Team Rubicon, a non-profit disaster relief organization comprised of military veterans and first responders, is looking for a passionate and highly organized photography assistant to join our team as an intern. If you want to bring your work to life, we want to hear from you. Become a member of the team that disasters check for under their bed before they go to sleep at night.

What’s in it for you (what will you throw on your resume after this internship):

  • Assist Digital Media Manager and Communications team in collecting and disseminating photo assets.
  • Gain exposure and high-paced work experience that will look great on your resume (or LinkedIn profile)
  • Collaborate with a dynamic team and learn more about yourself as a professional.
  • Work in a unique and passionate workplace – ranked #1 in 2016’s Best Nonprofits to Work For

What we are asking from you:

Join us at our Grand Prairie, TX National Operations Center for 10-15 hours per week. Remote work also permitted, but must be able to come to NOC at least once per week. During disaster operations we stay late, put in some time on weekends, and get more shit done to stay atop a demanding disaster tempo.

What you need to be successful:

  • A positive attitude coupled with an indomitable spirit
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and a hawk’s eye attention to detail
  • Proficiency in cloud based database like Dropbox or Box.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
  • Knowledge of manual operation of your DSLR 35mm camera
  • The ability to thrive in a fast paced, team environment and support requests from multiple departments
  • The ability to set realistic expectations and meet deadlines.

Credentials and Experience:

Students currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s program. Applicants do not need to be a Photography major, but they must display a current passion in photography and know their way around a camera and Adobe. Additional skills in studio lighting, videography, and graphic photo design are a bonus. Most importantly, intern must be able to work in a team-oriented, casual, often high-speed, creative environment. No egos, judgmental types, or intolerance for our colorful language need apply.

How to apply:

Email cover letter and resume to [email protected] with Photography Intern in the subject line.  Your cover letter must contain:

  • A link to your online portfolio or photo samples
  • A brief summary of your photography experience and style
  • What you hope to take away from a Team Rubicon internship
  • Your favorite movie from the 80’s and your favorite band/performer of all time
  • Harrison Ford, Patrick Swayze, or Kurt Russell? Answer and explain why.
Apply Now!
Apply Now

What's In It for You?

In addition to the opportunity to change the world with a team of kick-ass individuals, all full-time positions offer the following benefits.

  • Health and Wellness
    • Employer-paid health, dental and vision
    • Employer-paid long disability and life insurance
    • Employer-paid teledoc and wellness tool
    • Flexible spending account
  • Retirement
    • 401k and Employer Match
    • No vesting schedule or waiting period
  • Perks
    • Generous PTO Policy
    • Paid holidays
    • Cell phone allowance

* Please note the benefits above do not apply for internships or part-time positions.