Board & Staff
Art Center East’s Art’s Internship/Practicum Program provides invaluable experience to students interested in pursuing careers as arts professionals in various aspects of administration, production, and management. Internships give students an opportunity to step outside the classroom and build a set of skills applicable in their careers as artists, administrators, and future leaders.
Internship durations are dependent on hours allowed by university/college requirements.
If you need a disability-related accommodation and/or would like to receive any internship information/application in an alternate format, please contact Darcy, at phone: (541) 624-2800 or email: [email protected]
Five reasons to participate in an internship:
1. An internship can show you what your Arts degree can do. An internship can help you learn about the wide range of career options available to you with an Arts degree. It will let you experience firsthand how the knowledge and skills you develop in the classroom are applicable in the world of work.
2. An internship provides you with valuable work experience to add to your resume. Employers look for experience on a resume. An internship will help add relevant work experience to your resume along with additional skills that will enhance your application.
3. An internship is only a short-term commitment to a career. Internships give you the chance to “test drive” a career in the world of art. Identifying careers that you don’t like can be as important as discovering the ones that you do. Taking part in an internship can help you determine whether or not an art career is a good fit for you.
4. An internship can help you gain practical skills and hands-on training. In today’s job market, many entry-level positions require previous experience, in addition to a degree. An internship can provide the opportunity to receive some hands-on training from an employer and develop practical skills in the workplace that will add to your academic qualifications.
5. An internship can help you develop your network and build important industry contacts. Networks are a very important part of your job search. An internship position will allow you to network with art professionals, build industry contacts and learn more about what it takes to be a professional in your field. People you meet through your internship may be doors to future opportunities.
Who is eligible to apply?
Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at a university, college, or community college as well as recent college graduates. A major in art history or fine art is not essential.
Are internships paid?
Internships vary from department to department and are, unpaid or for academic credit.
Can I receive academic credit for my internship?
You are responsible for making appropriate arrangements with your schools and internship managers to receive credit for internships.
Are transcripts necessary?
Specific internships will require the unofficial or official documents and will be listed in the posting if needed.
Art Center East will take a maximum of five interns per quarter:
Fall: September 1st - November 30th
Winter: December 1st - February 28th
Spring: March 1st - May 31st
Summer: June 1st - August 31st
What to expect if accepted:
A member of the ACE staff will reach out to you about your acceptance/denial within two weeks of submitting an application. From there a start time will be established and a meeting arranged outside of your practicum/internship hours to determine the scope and details of the assignments.