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Internships (ARTM 400 & ARTM 401)

As a core component of the College of Charleston's arts management curriculum, all students (majors and minors) are required to successfully complete a three-credit internship. A credit-worthy internship includes working 120 hours over the course of a full semester at an arts-oriented organization. Students may complete an internship over the summer, or during the fall or spring semesters.  Internships are arranged individually according to student needs, career goals, and skills.

Arts Management internships provide students with valuable exposure to the working world and increase chances for future employment. Internships also provide students with the opportunity to network and make connections that may lead to a future full-time, paid position within the arts management field. In some cases, arts management graduates have been hired by the organization that sponsored their internship.The internship also provides the sponsoring organization a unique opportunity to help develop future arts leaders.

Internship sponsors should treat interns as apprentices. Interns should be assigned regular work hours and tasks and should be allowed to observe what goes on in the organization. Interns are expected to dress and behave in a professional manner, completing projects according to assigned deadlines.

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