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Internships

VART Internship Program

Where Do Visual Arts Students Intern?

Below is just a small sample of the organizations where Visual Arts students have interned.

  • Art with a Heart
  • Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts
  • Creative Alliance
  • Image Factory DC
  • Laureate Education
  • Lifetouch Photography
  • Maryland Art Place
  • Maryland Public Television
  • Millennium Marketing
  • Mindgrub Technologies
  • Renegade Productions
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • UMBC commonvision
  • UMBC Imaging Research Center
  • VueCare Media
  • Zinnia Films

Finding an Internship

Visit the UMBC Career Center to update your resume and get assistance with applying for internships. Through the Career Center, you can also gain access to internships posted in UMBCworks. Please schedule an appointment with Kacie Lawrence, the Visual Arts careers advisor. Faculty and fellow students can also recommend potential internship sites.

Earning Internship Credit

You may be able to earn credit for your internship through ART 494. This credit may be applied toward general electives, related courses, or art electives, as determined by your academic advisor. Once you have obtained an internship, please take the following steps:

  1. Contact your advisor, or a professor in your concentration, to determine if your internship qualifies for credit. Be sure to provide the name of your employer, the number of hours, and your internship duties. The position must relate closely to your major and career goals.
  2. If the professor approves the internship, your next step is to register for the Career Center’s Intern Success Practicum. The Practicum provides additional support for interns, such as goal-setting and professional development workshops, and collects documentation including your end-of-semester performance evaluation. To register, please email Kacie Lawrence: klawrence@umbc.edu.
  3. The Career Center will notify your professor that you are enrolled in the Practicum, and your professor will grant you permission to enroll in ART 494. Please confirm with your professor the correct number of credits you should take. (Completing 40 internship hours is equivalent to one credit. Therefore, for example, you should complete at least 120 hours to earn 3 credits.)
  4. Complete all requirements for the Intern Success Practicum and assignments given by your ART 494 professor. Your internship site supervisor will also submit your performance evaluation for the Practicum, verifying that you have successfully performed your duties and completed your hours.