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To see reports of internship experiences from our students, visit our internship experiences page at Internship Experiences.
Students must be current Studio Art majors (either BA or BFA program) in good academic standing and have a minimum “B” average in Studio Art courses. Students must have completed all Foundations coursework (ART1000, ART1201C, ART1203, ART1300C, ART1602C, ART2204C) and be admitted to Upper Division status (52 earned credit hours) before beginning an internship.
“An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.”
– National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
Internships are one-time hands-on work or service experiences:
An internship is designed to provide the student with experience in a career setting; some are paid, and some are voluntary, unpaid activities.
The internship is a reciprocal arrangement: Students exchange their work in return for on-the-job training and work experience. Therefore, the on-the-job supervisor should make available a professional learning art or design experience/opportunity. If a student is already employed in an art or design-related job, the department cannot grant internship credit to continue that same activity. Students cannot duplicate the same internship for credit in the future.
Examples of art internship experiences:
For situations where academic credit is not applicable, students can also apply to earn recognition for their résumé through the Career Center’s Experience Recognition Program (ERP).
It is strongly advised that students meet with their academic advisor to understand how receiving internship credit will affect course and graduation requirements. Internship credit does not take the place of studio lab courses, and only three (3) internship credits can be applied toward Studio Art major requirements. Students who work beyond the minimum hours stated above may be eligible to take additional internship credits, but these will only count toward elective credit and not for Studio Art major requirements.
The FSU Career Center is a wonderful resource for help in finding internships, preparing submissions, and conducting mock interviews to prepare for the interview process.
Once students have accepted an internship offer, please see that the following documents are filled out and submitted:
Deadline for Spring 2023 Semester: Friday, December 16
The deadline to submit forms is the last day of classes prior to the internship semester. Forms received after this date may not be processed until Drop/Add, and late registration fees may be assessed. No internship applications will be processed after drop/add. Keep in mind that internships go through a vetting process and it is not guaranteed that an internship will be approved, so it is in the student’s best interest to communicate their intentions with the department, their advisor, and the career liaison and submit their application by the deadline.
Students will be notified once the internship is approved and students are registered for internship credit hours. At the beginning of the internship semester, an email will be sent to students with class information and the syllabus.
In order to successfully complete the internship and receive a passing grade, students need to:
If students or employers have questions, please contact Liz Di Donna (firstname.lastname@example.org).