Internships (Art 3191)

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About Internships:

The Department of Art Internship course provides students with a supervised, practical learning experience in a creative, art-related professional work environment relevant to their professional interest or program of study. With their Internship Supervisor, students will develop and prepare a framework for responsibilities, to be approved by a designated Art faculty member. All Art majors (BA and BFA) are required to complete a minimum 1 credit hour Art 3191 internship before graduation. Students may repeat Art 3191 up to three times. This is a graded course. 

Students are responsible for securing their own internships and will work with their Internship Supervisor to arrange and record a planned schedule according to the following credit requirements:
1 credit = 40 hours over 15 weeks
2 credits = 80 hours over 15 weeks
3 credits = 120 hours over 15 weeks

Interesting read: 10 Reasons Why An Internship is Important to All Students


Internship Steps: 

1. Student completes the Internship Enrollment Request Form with the internship supervisor and submits to Academic Program Coordinator, Sarah Wendel wendel.13@osu.edu, by the first Friday of the semester in which the internship is being completed. 

2. Upon approval from the Department of Art, student will be enrolled in Art 3191.

3. Course syllabus, resources module, and assigned evaluation forms will be available to student through the Art 3191 Carmen Course.

4. Student completes a midterm internship progress evaluation and final internship evaluation.

5. Internship supervisor submits a final evaluation.


Internship Resources: 

So you're ready to begin your internship search, but you don't know where to start. As a first step, ask yourself these five questions:

  1. Where do I want to do an internship? My hometown? Out of state?
  2. When do I want to do an internship?
  3. What type of work would I like to do? 
  4. What type of organization would I like to work for? A large corporation? A non-profit agency? Government?
  5. What specific skills or experiences do I want to acquire?

Searching for an internship is a process, so be sure to start early. For more help, please take advantage of the resources available to you through OSU's College of Arts and Sciences Career Success Center. Click here for their internship-specific resources. 

Helpful Guides &Tips:


Database of past and present Art Internships 


Current opportunities pertinent to Art students from Handshake.