Art Internships

All Art Majors and Minors are strongly encouraged to partake in internships, a summer artist residence, and the University's Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA) programs. Additional information about these opportunities can be found at the Career Center's Jobs and Internship Database (Handshake) and at CURCA's webpage. Below you will find documents containing information on internship requirements, sites, and applications for Art Majors.

Internship Information

Internship Requirements
  • For a Graphic Design placement: you must have completed ART0228 Graphic Design 1 and ART0210 Typography 1
  • For a Studio placement: you must have completed ART0204 Printmaking 1, ART 0216 Painting 1, ART0214 Drawing 2, ART 0205 Sculpture 1, ART 0204 Pottery 1
  • For a Art History placement: you must have completed 2 upper level (200-300) art history classes
  • For a general placement (Art Therapy or other related visual arts fields): you must have completed ART 0104 Design Fundamentals and/or ART 0105 3D Design, ART 0106 Prehistory-Middle Ages, ART 0209 Color Theory
  • A digital portfolio / website of personal work ( and Adobe Spark are good free website options for this).
  • You can only do one internship on campus
  • You can do one or more internships off campus (this is recommended over an on campus internship)
  • All on and off campus internships require a meeting with the Career Center to review and edit your resume.
  • All off campus internships require a meeting or two with the Career Center to introduce you to the job interview process, interview help, and receive the final approval for this off campus placement.


Internship Sites

Please visit the University’s Career Centers Handshake page for a full list of internship opportunities from the Art Department. Below is a list of recent Art Department internship sites (fall 2019).

  • Mass Moca, North Adams, MA -Jacob’s Pillow, Beckett, MA
  • Western New England University’s Department of Marketing and External Affairs, Springfield, MA
  • Brigade, Hadley, MA
  • Easthampton City Arts, Easthampton, MA -Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton, MA -Windhorse Communications Design, MA -YMCA Westfield, Westfield, MA -Springfield Armory, Springfield, MA
  • Alexis Design, Northampton, MA -Get Set Marketing, Springfield, MA -Big Wheel Press, Easthampton, MA
  • The Eric Carle Museum, Amherst, MA -Big Y Foods, Inc., Springfield, MA
  • Westfield State University’s Marketing & Communications Department, Westfield, MA
  • Westfield State University’s Career Center, Westfield, MA -Westfield State University’s Counseling Center, Westfield, MA
  • Westfield State University’s Diversity, Inclusion and Student Activities, Westfield, MA

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