Photography Intern

  • Category:
    Photography Intern
  • Deadline:
    Jan. 15, 2024, noon

About the position

BruinLife’s photographers shoot thousands of high-quality photos throughout the year to add to the visual appeal of the BruinLife Annual and BruinLife Online. Their work entails aspects of both photojournalism and stock photography. Together, the staff contributes heavily to the all-color book’s attractive illustrative design and to the dozens of stories published online.

The BruinLife Annual’s main objective is to give the UCLA student body an accurate reflection of the school year through photos and stories by Bruins and about Bruins. BruinLife Online aims to provide lifestyle and entertainment content to the UCLA community, distinct from Daily Bruin’s campus news. This includes guides to LA, tips for apartment hunting, reviews of local shows, trend alerts, etc. in blog-style articles.


The BruinLife Photography staff is involved in shooting various topics for articles to be published both online and in the yearbook, but also various photo projects for various other magazines. * Minimum of 5 quarterly website photo assignments. * Photo assignments for our annual as needed. * 1 photo project per quarter. * Complete a minimum of two office hours: All BruinLife staff members must fulfill this requirement. Office hours may be completed at any time during the week at your discretion. The purposes of these office hours are to work on BruinLife assignments in-office, but we also encourage staffers to utilize the office to study, rest and socialize with other BruinLife members. * Attend all-staff meetings and section meetings. * Complete at least one one-on-one with your section editor per quarter.


Applicants NEED basic prior photo experience to apply for this position. There will be Student Media training sessions taught by professionals, staff workshops and office hours available for guidance. However, due to the nature of the position, photographers with basic to advance knowledge of photography are preferred.


Please note that there is mandatory Student Media training for new interns, as well as any training held by your section editor. Student Media training usually occurs on the weekends after Weeks 3, 4 and 5. Further details will be provided upon acceptance.

What we can offer you

  • A more extensive resume.
  • Networking opportunities with alumni and other Student Media publications.
  • A platform for your voice.
  • Connections with community organizations.
  • Valuable newsroom knowledge and a better understanding of how to work in an editorial environment.
  • Opportunities for growth.
  • A safe space for discourse and differing values.
  • Food and socials.
  • Long-time friends!

Application Materials

Resume (PDF)

Portfolio (PDF of 6-8 photos that showcase visual storytelling ability)

Short answer responses

Screenshot of your tentative fall quarter schedule

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].