Art + Design Internships

A foot in the door

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. 

Current students can use the Internship Proposal Form to begin the process of creating an internship. You may also check out the resources available through the Career Services office.

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.

Pieces in Foster Gallery for juried art show

Beyond the studio

Spring 2017 graduate Mollie Leffin tells us what life was like as a student intern for the Foster Art Gallery in Haas Fine Arts.

Beyond the studio

Man behind the music

Trace Richolson, a senior photography student at UW-Eau Claire, is looking forward to the 2016 Eaux Claires music and arts festival.

Key roll at festival
Josh Thorson runs in the 2015 DIII Men's Cross Country Championship race.

Cross country, track star earns honors for academics and athletics

Josh Thorson transferred to UW-Eau Claire his junior year and quickly made a name for himself as an exceptional student-athlete. An Honors student, he’s earned national honors for his academics and his running.

Run away graphics talent
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