Students studying in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design are actively engaged in experiential learning throughout their time at MSU. Many elect to continue this hand-on learning by applying for internships. Internship experiences allow students to integrate their classroom studies in the professional world. Quality internships focus on the critical skills new professionals need to be competitive in the workplace such as risk-taking, leadership, cooperation, critical thinking, and problem solving.
Internships come in many shapes and sizes. The type of experience students have vary depending on the career ﬁeld and employer. Internships can be paid or unpaid, for-credit or not-for-credit, part-time or full-time, and they can be done at any time during the year, not just in the summer.
We encourage you to discuss internship opportunities with your faculty and visit the Department of Art, Art History, and Design advisors to discuss how an internship could benefit your educational experience. Several of our faculty members serve as internship coordinators and help students identify and apply for internships. You can also visit the Career Services Website for more information.
The Excel Network establishes and supports a holistic approach to experiential learning, career education, student advising, and alumni networking in the College of Arts & Letters to chart successful paths to meaningful careers. Through six career communities based around distinct industries, you can expect unique online content such as events, internship and career opportunities, alumni spotlights, and experiential learning opportunities from each.