The Art Department supports an internship program for students in all three majors. Students are encouraged to research their discipline and locate internship opportunities to enhance their educational experience. Some internships are available through the Department (these are very competitive), other may be found through the Career Development Services. Internships provide students with many valuable skills, both practical and research-oriented, that will provide benefit in future endeavors.
There are several preliminary steps that must be taken before applying for an internship:
- Meet with a faculty coordinator at least one semester before you plan to take the internship (please note that Studio Art majors are subject to special tracking requirements), in Studio Art, Professor Elliott Jones, and in Art History, Professor Robert Wojtowicz.
- Compose a resume; your faculty coordinator or staff members from the University's Career Management Center may assist with this. For information about internship services provided by the Career Management Center.
- Research several potential internship opportunities, making note of application deadlines. You may seek assistance from the Career Management Center in searching for internship opportunities out of the Hampton Roads area.
- Once you have been accepted into a position, register for ARTH 368 or ARTS 368 upon receipt of your coordinator's overload signature.
- Notify the Career Management Center about your position.
Career Development Services