The Internship Program allows qualified students to earn academic credit while gaining first-hand experience in their chosen fields. Internships are available to BFA students with a junior or senior ranking and MFA students who completed one year of course work– although it is never too early to begin researching opportunities.
Benefits students gain by participating in an Internship include:
- Using classroom skills in a real-world employment situation
- Learning new skills from professionals in one’s chosen field
- Gaining first-hand work experience prior to graduation
- Networking with professionals, which may lead to future employment opportunities
Defining career goals
In addition to internships, an array of companies and organizations sponsor projects, giving CCS students exposure to real art and design problems and a feel for deadline pressures, client meetings, and budgets. While exploring solutions and interacting in the business world, students learn to become professionals. This close working relationship reaps many benefits for both students and businesses.
- BFA students must be of a junior or senior status, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8. Transfer students must have attended a minimum of one semester at CCS, in addition to meeting all other criteria.
- MFA students must complete one year of course work with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Students applying for an internship must have their portfolios reviewed and approved by a full-time faculty member in their department before applying.
To register for an internship, complete the required forms and obtain the required signatures. The forms are available on Blackboard under Campus Offices > Career Services. Take the completed forms to the Academic Advising and Registration Office along with a registration form before the deadline to add classes.