Students majoring in certain Abington College majors are required to participate in professional internships. For Art students, participation in internships is exploratory and therefore optional. However, for the typical Art student, an internship provides a critical, culminating experience that gives refinement, purpose and a professional focus to his or her course of study. While mostly found within the Philadelphia metropolitan area, internship sites vary from campus-based experiences such as the Lares Mural project to encounters with world-class museums.
Internships are variable in credit and administered under the course number ART 495. Faculty oversee progress in the internship and develop a custom syllabus for each student. Typical evaluation is assessed through weekly journaling, a scholarly paper and a report from the internship site supervisor forwarded to the faculty via the Career Center. Some of the many venues art students have worked in include:
Ranging across graphic design, textile design, art education, fine art studio and curatorial opportunities, the Philadelphia region boasts a creative economy that can support many other internship experiences. All art students are strongly encouraged to develop an internship.
See the Career Development Center to find out more about internship opportunities.