Internships for Course Credit

Internships are a great way to enhance your education and facilitate professional development as you earn course credit toward your major in the Department of Art & Art History. Pending approval by the course instructor of record, you can intern with any company, organization, or professional that will facilitate a beneficial experience. 

Requirements: You can receive up to 3 credits for 120 hours of work completed during one 15-week semester (fall or spring), which breaks down to 8 hours a week. During a 5-week summer session, it breaks down to 24 hours a week. 

To receive credit for any internship experience, you must complete all the steps outlined on one of the two application forms linked below, meet all course prerequisites, and register before the add/drop deadline (please see Registrar Calendar). Credit for internships cannot be given retroactively, and an internship cannot be repeated for credit if it is with the same employer.

Arts Internship Application Forms – Use these forms to register for ARTA 3400 Internship in the Arts (1 – 3 credits), ARTT 4409 Internship in Photography (3 credits), or ARTM 3405 Internship in Digital Media (3 credits).

Graphic Design Application Forms – Use these forms to register for ARTG 3408 Graphic Design Internship (3 credits).

Where to Begin

At least one semester prior to registering for course credit, you should investigate and identify potential employers for placement. We highly recommend that you begin at the University Career Center, where an expert in your field can help you prepare your résumé, cover letter, and portfolio. 

Then search Hire-A-Niner often to find and apply for opportunities that are located on and off-campus. In order to do so, your résumé must first go through an approval process, which typically takes 48 hours. 

You can also search online using services like LinkedIn and Indeed, or professional organizations such as the College Art Association (CAA) or the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).