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So you’re wise about light? Become a Photosopher

By becoming a PhotoSopher with your donation, you underwrite PhoScope’s research and design initiatives (aka PhoShaping)+ you help disseminate light-focal ideas through PhotoTexts+ you ensure PhosForum communicates on issues of light and the built environment via public programs and events.

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 When you become a Photosopher with your $15 donation, you will join our online community on our website, and you’ll earn invaluable “street cred” by becoming a certified-card-carrying-light-PhotoSopher.

Become a PhotoSopher now- you can use PayPal with or without a PayPal account.

PhoScope is a not-for-profit 501 (c )( 3) organization and all contributions are fully tax-deductible.

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Want to become a Phototect, a Diaphototect, a Photoscaper or a Photoplanner? Become a Photosopher Practitioner.

Become a Photosopher Practitioner now:

Noun. Practitioner specializing in the design of architectural lighting.
Noun. Practitioner specializing in daylight in architecture.
Noun. Practitioner specializing in lighting for both indoors and outdoors.
Noun. Practitioner specializing in the planning of lighting.

Becoming a Photosopher Practitioner with your $35 donation to PhoScope does more than propel the vanguard of lighting theory and practice. It also connects your own professional, creative and/or academic role in the field with colleagues across emerging arenas of critical knowledge.
You’ll earn invaluable “street cred” by becoming a certified-card-carrying-light-think-tank-PhotoSopher. You will also join our online community on our website with your new title as a Photosopher Practitioner.




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Want to Become an Intern?

Are you interested in working with us? You can apply to our internship program.
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New York, NY
1-2 days a week
Spring: Mid-February/ Mid-May
Summer: Mid-June/ Mid-September
Mid-October/ Mid-January

This is an unpaid internship, but sponsorships for paid internships are welcome.

Position Summary:

PhoScope, a nonprofit think tank on light dedicated to developing programs that facilitate change and advance critical lighting studies, practice and education, seeks interns for its Fall, Spring and Summer Internship Programs.

The intern will conduct research for current programs and projects and contribute to project development. The position will include both project-related and administrative work. The intern will mainly work off-site, and meet regularly with the Directors. The intern will also be asked to contribute to other ongoing initiatives and activities, including research on potential future projects. Whenever possible, PhoScope interns are included in site visits and project meetings.

Graduate students in a related field of study (lighting design, urban studies, policy, social sciences, design) are preferred. The ideal candidate will be a good writer and independent researcher with previous office experience, and proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, WordPress and social media.

Equal Opportunity:

PhoScope is an equal-opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

How to Apply:

To apply, send the following as one single PDF document to :
1) Cover letter
2) Resume
3) A short writing sample

Send your completed application to: .
Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. No calls please.


Fall: September 30
Spring: January 30
Summer: May 30