Art and Design Internships

Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, said, "One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try." If experience breeds certainty, confidence or success, then students in the CMU Art and Design Department have the opportunity to have all those things and more.

CMU students from the Art and Design Department have held intern positions locally, nationally and in international locations. Some of our recent intern placements, in Colorado and beyond, include Abercrombie & Fitch; Loki; the Denver Center for the Performing Arts; the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico; Threshold Animation Studios in Santa Monica, California; and the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming. Other students have completed internships at organizations in the United Kingdom and Japan. For more examples, download a list of CMU Art and Design Department internship locations.*

Even though our concentrations do not all require an internship, students have the opportunity to pursue one in their respective areas. Art Education majors complete field experience hours that lead to licensure. Students studying in other concentrations are encouraged to complete an internship as an elective option.

There are many benefits to students completing an internship besides a great line on their resume. In a work situation, students can begin to develop a network of professional contacts and may even find a permanent paid position with the companies at which they interned.

Make a difference in achieving the career in art that you seek and talk to an advisor about completing an Art and Design Department internship.

*It is the responsibility of the student to apply for an internship by contacting a company or organization and being selected. This includes submitting a resume/portfolio and interviewing with the potential employer. (Internships are often unpaid, but can be paid positions.)