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Internships

SUMMER and FALL 2014 INTERNSHIP DEADLINES
(If you plan to do an internship over the summer, get in touch with Anja now to discuss your plans)

Deadlines are:
Summer 2014:  all paperwork must be submitted by May 1st
Fall 2014: all paperwork must be submitted by August 25th

If you have questions, contact Anja at 953-6301 or urbanskia@cofc.edu

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • junior or senior
  • have completed ARTM 310
  • met with the internship coordinator

The College of Charleston's Arts Management Program internships provide students with valuable exposure to the working world and increase chances for future employment. The internship also provides the sponsoring organization a unique opportunity to help develop future arts leaders. The primary learning goals of an internship are:

  1. to acquire hands-on experience in arts management or a related field;
  2. to explore new professional activities;
  3. to apply conceptual knowledge and skills to the work environment;
  4. to experience the challenges and successes of efficiently and effectively working within a complex organization; and
  5. to "learn by doing."

Employers view internship experience as valuable, particularly if the student does a good job and acquires a strong letter of recommendation from the organization. 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.

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.

Developing a resume is an important part of preparing for a career in Arts Management. The resume should present the student's professional experience and educational background so that it will demonstrate the student's potential as either an intern or an employee.  A great resource for preparing resumes can be found at the College's Career Services website.

Guidelines and requirements for internships:

Tips for Finding an Internship

ARTM 400: Internship Syllabus

Sample Weekly eJournals

You must complete the following forms:

Required Internship Reporting Documents:

These documents are due at the end of the internship: