MECA&D encourages students to participate in internships as a means of gaining real-world experience and a better understanding of potential career paths. Faculty highly recommend these opportunities to apply studio studio skill in an supervised setting. We meet with each student individually to assess personal and professional goals. Based on a student's interest, we work together to craft a local, national or international internship opportunity.

Internship Basics

  • Three studio elective credits
  • On an academic cycle for add/drop classes
  • Starts in September, January or May
  • 135 hours over 15 weeks
  • Requires an on-site supervisor with skills related to the job duties
  • Can be paid and receive academic credit

Employers interested in offering an internship can get it posted online.
Students interested in searching internship opportunities can search online.

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Deadline for Fall 2022 internships:
September 8

Internship info sessions:

September 1, 12:30. Online
October 14, 12:30. Online

Indigo Arts Alliance Internships
Available in Fall, Spring, and Summer for BIPOC Students and Alums

Employers That Have Welcomed MECA&D Interns

Animation & Game Art
Art Education


Fashion & Textiles
Galleries & Museums
Graphic Design
Metalsmithing & Jewelry
Music & Performing Arts
Public Engagement
Sustainability & Environmental Efforts
Woodworking & Furniture Design