We are able to 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 that explores a particular career path.

MECA encourages students to participate in internships as a means of gaining real-world experience and better understanding a potential career path. We work with each student to match them to an opportunity that meets their personal and professional goals. Internships for academic credit take place in the Portland area during the academic year and can happen anywhere during the summer. Faculty highly recommend and value these experiences because of the real-world knowledge gained by working under a supervisor in a professional setting. See a list of selected internship employers that have hosted opportunities for students under our Opportunities section below.

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Upcoming Proposal Deadlines

Fall 2019 Internship deadline:  September 4

Spring 2020 Internship deadline: January 17

Summer 2019 Internship deadline: May 1

Internship Basics

Requirements for Credit:

  • On an academic cycle
  • Starts in September, January or May
  • 135 hours over 15 weeks
  • Requires an on-site supervisor with skills related to the job duties

Employers interested in offering an internship can post it online.

Animation & Game Art
Fashion & Textiles
Graphic Design
Metalsmithing & Jewelry
Public Engagement
Woodworking & Furniture Design