Internships fuel the career path of many of our graduates—over 80% of CIA students complete one or more internships before they graduate!
Creativity Works is a unique internship program for juniors majoring in the Visual Art and Craft areas. The goal of the program is to provide a critical piece of professional development, as many of these emerging artists’ futures may be characterized by self-employment.
Through the Creativity Works program, students are encouraged to think like entrepreneurs and to develop self-initiated project ideas, including business plans and budgets for materials and technology, that align with their career interests, skills, and identification of long-term professional goals. Learning to develop a business plan, a crucial element of entrepreneurship, will enable participants to articulate their vision for success for the project and for their future.
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:
But always incorporate meaningful learning experiences! And they always belong on your resume!
Visit the Career Center for assistance in preparing your resume, cover letter, and interview skills.
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.
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.
Case Western Reserve University
Steve Madden Shoes
Think Media Studios
Penland School of Arts + Crafts
Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Western Reserve Historical Society
Located within Student Services, Room 120
Cleveland, OH 44106
Drop-ins welcomed, appointments preferred
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