Each semester, the Department Art & Design will have information about various internship opportunities posted in hallways or sent out via email to majors and minors. Investing time in an internship can increase the value of your education by providing hands-on experience in a business environment. By expanding community networks and building a professional portfolio, students create an advantage where they are more likely to gauge interest from potential future employers.
Other benefits of internships include the opportunity to earn money, or to have an unpaid position that could potentially fulfill the university's service-learning requirement. Students can also earn credit for an internship in the department by registering for the ART-498 course.
Many students, graphic design majors especially, are able to secure internships right here on campus, as academic departments and programs often fill design needs with student staff. If you have an idea for an internship, you can always talk with a faculty member about ways to make it a reality.
Community networking: Does your business need an intern?
Eau Claire has a growing and thriving interest in supporting the arts. We encourage reaching out to our department with internship opportunities for our students. To help us develop these connections with the local community, please send all requests to our general email to be forwarded to our majors and/or minors as well as any relevant faculty. Provide as much detail about your internship as possible along with appropriate contact information.