Internships provide an excellent setting for professional development, workplace discipline, subject specific job experience, and networking opportunities. They are a great way to gain real-world experience, develop your career interests, make valuable professional contacts, and build your resume for future employment. The very best way to figure out what internship might best suit your goals and interests is to talk it over with one our Art faculty.
There are so many types of art organizations and programs for you to choose from. Public galleries and community-based art organizations tend to focus on contemporary exhibitions and artist community membership, and as such can be a great way to build connections with area artists. Working with non-profit art organizations can also mean learning about fund raising and grant writing.
Students wanting to orient their internships toward studio production can choose to work as an assistant to an individual artist, work for an arts workshop organization, or work in an applied art area such as graphic design, commercial photography, or decorative painting.
Many of our students go on to become educators. Experience within education can solidify your interest in these fields.
Again, the best first step to figuring out what is right for you is to talk with our Art faculty. Besides, many of them have personal contacts at most of these sites which can be invaluable for making a successful application.