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Apr 17, 2014

Design major gets zombie's reception at her former school

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Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA

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Apr 16, 2014

CIA's 'focused workshop environment' paid off

View details Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Mar 28, 2014

Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Explore the best works and latest ideas by students in our renowned Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, and Graphic Design programs at the 2014 Spring Design Show’s public opening at Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland MOCA this Tuesday, Apr. 22 from 5-7pm. More info. at http://ow.ly/vVsGC.

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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

View details The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Apr 11, 2014

Romanian visiting artist brings new perspective to CIA

View details 2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 15, 2014

4/17-19: Benicio Del Toro in Jimmy P, Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief & more!

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

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Apr 22, 2014 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

2014 Spring Design Show

Student Life . Career Center . For Current Students . Internships 

Internships

Internships at CIA

Internships fuel the career path of many of our graduates—over 80% of CIA students complete one or more internships before they graduate!

The Cleveland Institute of Art defines an internship as a work related learning experience that provides students or recent graduates an opportunity to gain important knowledge and skills in a particular career field. Internships can:

  • Provide course-credit or be non-credit-bearing
  • Be paid or unpaid
  • Be part-time or full-time
  • Be during the summer or the academic year

But always incorporate meaningful learning experiences! And they always belong on your resume!

Guidance from faculty supports you for a successful internship.

Benefits of an internship

  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Have an edge in the job market
  • Develop valuable connections
  • Decide if this is the right career for you

Finding an internship

Visit the Career Center for assistance in preparing your resume, cover letter, and interview skills. Access College Central for online postings and check out the resource library for major specific resources. And talk with faculty; as working professionals they have serious connections that can help you manage your career.

Download College Central instructions here.

Disclaimer

The CIA Career Center lists opportunities which it feels will be of interest to students and alumni. We cannot guarantee the reliability or character of the listing from an employer. We cannot be responsible for potential disputes or contractual difficulties with contacts listed by the office. We strongly advise applicants to research and screen potential employers carefully.

Credit-bearing internships

Many students can get credit for an internship. But there are exceptions within certain majors, so it is important to check with your department head, the Career Center, or Academic Services prior to the experience. 

Read more about credit bearing internships here.

A sample of Employers that have hired CIA interns 

American Greetings 
Case Western Reserve University 
Cleveland Clinic 
Sherwin Williams 
Steve Madden Shoes
General Motors
Fisher Price 
Clear Channel 
Hasbro 
Nike 
Reebok 
Little Tikes 
Think Media Studios 
Chrysler 
Penland School of Arts + Crafts
Dell 
Farm Design 
Fitch 
Step 2 
The Smithsonian 
Disney 
Ziba 
Nike 
Rubbermaid 
Lifetime Brands 
Interdesign
Doner Advertising 
Cleveland Museum of Art 
Cleveland Botanical Garden 
Western Reserve Historical Society

For more information:

Rachel Browner
Experiential Learning Specialist
216.421.8072 | Contact

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Amy Goldman
Director of Career Center
216.421.8073 | Contact

Location + Hours 

Location: 
Room 120, Joseph McCullough Center, 11610 Euclid Avenue  

Hours:
Mon–Fri, 8:30am–4:30pm

Drop-ins welcomed, appointments preferred

Find listings for jobs and internships, and advice on career-building, resume-writing and more at College Central.

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Pre-College Program

Sharpen your artistic skills at CIA's Pre-College Program this summer.

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Nicky Nodjoumi and Dinner by Design exhibitions

CIA welcomes spring with two very different shows opening on March 28.

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Cores + Connections

Learn more about CIA's proven method for academic and professional excellence.