An internship is an excellent way to apply the knowledge gained from the classroom to “real-world” experience. Having an internship gives you the opportunity to gain that experience and to get a leg up on other candidates when applying for jobs in media.
Networking is a critical component of getting that first job.
A media arts internship helps you to build a professional network. The old saying, “it’s not who you know but who knows you” certainly rings true!
Most media organizations want new employees to have some sort of professional experience, even for entry-level jobs. A media arts internship allows you to add that experience to your resume.
Communication, leadership, problem solving, and teamwork can all be learned through an internship. The Department of Media Arts has dozens of internship partners willing to help the student pursue their career path by providing hands-on projects and immediate feedback. There have been many instances over the years that an internship partner has offered one of our interns employment upon graduation.
Talk with your academic advisor then contact the Media Arts Internship Coordinator for more information on how a media arts internship can jump-start your career!
Semester prior to Internship
- Print out the following forms:
- Attend Internship meeting semester prior to registering
- Review Internship database for position leads
- Contact faculty advisor and Internship coordinator for leads
- Submit Internship application. Remember: Application will NOT be approved until complete
- Request POD for Internship and register for class
- Submit Internship confirmation signed by employer
- Submit work schedule
- Be sure to pick up syllabus with deadline dates for current semester
End of Internship Semester
- Submit final report (2 page summary of experience)
- Report and diary due by last Friday of classes during semester
- Make sure supervisor has received and returned student evaluation