Preparing for an Internship
Before you even begin looking for an internship, you must put in some work. This includes doing a self-assessment of what type of internship you want, understanding ArtCenter’s guidelines, learning how to develop a network that may lead to an internship, and doing research.
Assess What You Want
Before you can begin your internship search, you need to assess what type of experience you are hoping to have. Use our prompts to create a “wish list” to use as your starting point.
Review the guidelines and criteria of completing an internship for credit.
Prepare your resume, cover letter, and outreach emails before having them reviewed by a career counselor.
Get prepared to showcase your interpersonal skills and show the employer why you will be the best person for the internship.
Get some tips for how to network and source potential opportunities by connecting with the people around you.
Check out what past interns have said about their experiences.