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About the Arts Management Internship

Arts Management majors and minors must complete a 120-hour (3 credit) internship during their junior or senior year. Students may choose to participate in an internship during the fall or spring semesters, as well as during the summer. Students may complete two internships for credit.

Are you eligible to complete your internship?

In order to register for ARTM 400, a student must 

  • be a junior or senior
  • have completed ARTM 310
  • have met with their advisor

In order to register for ARTM 401 (Music Industry Internship), a student must

  • be a junior or senior
  • have completed ARTM 210 and ARTM 310
  • have met with their advisor

Benefits of an Internship

  • Access to Job Contacts.  Students meet professionals in the field who can notify them of available openings and provide professional recommendations.  This is much more effective than random job searches.
  • Entry-level Experience.  Participation in a professional environment is a strong addition to your resume or graduate school application.  Experiential learning is an excellent way to distinguish yourself as a serious student committed to making the most of your educational opportunities. 
  • Active Student Learning.  Internships provide you with an opportunity to practice what you have been learning about in the classroom.  There is no substitute for seeing the information you have been studying "come to life" before your eyes.
  • Personal Growth. You can "test the waters" and see if an anticipated career is right for you.  In some cases, students have learned that a particular line of work is “not for them.”

Application Process & Requirements

Planning for an internship must begin months ahead of time.  For example, if you plan to obtain credit for an internship during the fall semester, you must begin talking with your advisor, exploring internship possibilities, and preparing your resume/cover letter at the end of the previous spring semester and over the summer. 

The semester BEFORE you intend to do your internship:

  • Prepare your resume and cover letter; practice for your interview (review the Internship Resources on our website and get further assistance from at the Career Center)
  • Meet with your advisor to discuss the internship requirements and specific internship opportunities.  Submit the Intent to Complete an Internship
  • Research and apply for internships (check out the Internship Opportunities section of our website)
  • Decide which Internship to accept, complete the Internship Learning Agreement with your host organization and submit it to the Arts Management Office. If issues arise with your organization, please let us know. Keep in mind that you must have your paperwork completed and be registered for the course BEFORE beginning your internship.

If you have questions, contact Claire Long (celong@cofc.edu) or your advisor.

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