The Visual Arts Department highly recommends each student pursue an internship either within the Eastern academic environment or with a company of their choice. An internship will enhance their academic understanding of their chosen profession, but more importantly it will build networking contacts and various professional skills. Internships should supplement courses rather than substitute for them. The Visual Arts Department has an internship policy, which your faculty advisor can share with you or you can download it here.
The Supreme Court ruled on internships in the Fair Labor Standards Act in June 2013. From this ruling there are clear guidelines between internships with a for-profit company and a not-for-profit company. You can download this fact sheet here and go over the regulation with your faculty advisor.
Eastern’s Center for Internships and Career Development has a wealth of information when searching for an internship, crafting a resume, preparing for an interview, and navigating various social mediums for maximum exposure. Please explore this link for Eastern’s Center for Internships and Career Development.
The Center also provides many links to search for internship opportunities throughout the United States and the World. Use this link to start your search.
Additionally, the Visual Arts Department has an ever-expanding list of past internships students have completed. Students can log into this database (below) with their advising faculty to research internship options. You may only use this log in below with your faculty advisor.
To view the available internships, please obtain the password from the Visual Arts Department office, Shafer 211.