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Internships

Most students find their internship to be an extremely positive learning experience.

By participating in the CVPA internship program you will:

  • apply what you learn in the classroom to workplace experiences
  • explore career options
  • build your resume with career-appropriate experience
  • gain experience navigating real-world situations
  • develop a network of professional contacts to use as references

Internship Course

CVPA students interested in taking an internship for university credit should register for AXD 400-01 Advanced Topics in Art + Design, our Internship course.

In addition to a determined number of work-hours, the internship course has additional requirements. Be sure to consult with the instructor teaching the course for a detailed description of the course and all its requirements.

Internship Placement

Students registered for the Internship course should find an internship placement prior to the beginning of the semester. The internship experience should be conducive to the student’s academic interests and long-term career plans.

Students are encouraged to search for appropriate internship sites on their own. However, the instructor teaching the course will be happy to assist you in your search should you need/want it. All placements have to be approved by the instructor teaching the course before students begin earning academic credit. With advance approval, internships may be undertaken during the summer or winter break.

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The following job postings are from Handshake: one of the largest networks of career services and recruiting professionals in the world. Learn more at UMass Dartmouth's Career Center.

Video Production Internship at Access Framingham

Employer: Access Framingham Expires: 11/07/2024 Want to learn more about broadcast media and gain more skills in video production? An internship at Access Framingham would be perfect for you!At Access Framingham, we train our interns to learn every aspect of video production from editing on Adobe Creative Suite, to assisting on professional studio and field shoots We are the city of Framingham's public access television station, and our mission is to engage, serve, and enrich the community by developing programming by, and for, the people of Framingham.Interns will be responsible for assisting staff with any production needs. Interns are also allowed to create their own television program through the use of our studio and channel! Choose your interest or explore all options of video production during your internship.Internship Requirements:All Interns work at least 10 hours per week, ideally in shifts of 3-5 hours.Commit to at least 10 weeks, unless other arrangements have been made.Computer skills in word processing.Ability to work with diverse community and staff.Strong ability to complete tasks as directed and to work under time pressure.Interns are not required to have access to a vehicle but preference is given to those with transportation.Internship Benefits:Hands-on learning experience in all aspects of production.Finished clips for a demo reel.Free membership with AFTV for up to one year after Internship ends.Free access to all AFTV workshops for up to one year after Internship ends.College Credit may be available (unpaid Internship).


Fall 2024 Internships at GrooveBoston

Employer: GrooveBoston Expires: 07/31/2024 Fall 2024 INTERNSHIPSGBM6 is excited to announce the Fall 2024 internship program, which offers students valuable hands-on experience in the events industry.For consideration, all applicants are expected to have a working knowledge of the GBM6 brand, culture, and mission.Please read the following information carefully, and send your cover letter and resume to ships@gbm6.com. Applications are due by Wednesday, July 31 2024.RESPONSIBILITIES:Internship duties will include a combination of the following:Marketing/BrandingCommunications/OutreachOperations & LogisticsTechnical ProductionREQUIREMENTS:All interns will be expected to meet the following requirements:Attend team meetings each week.Work on group projects, up to 2 hours per week.Work all events, which are generally Fridays and/or Saturdays, plus travel time for non-local projects.COMPENSATION:$50 per week, plus $200 per eventSchool credit, if applicable, depending on program requirementsAccess to GBM6 "Treats" program


Fall 2024 - Curatorial Course Credit Internship at Alfa Art Gallery / Alfa Art Center

Employer: Alfa Art Gallery / Alfa Art Center Expires: 09/30/2024 The Alfa Art Gallery is a non-profit organization that is looking for a curatorial intern to assist in the production of new commissions, exhibitions, and development of electronic and printed publications; as well as conduct curatorial research and assist with the planning of current and upcoming program initiatives. The right match for this position will be a highly motivated, intelligent individual with strong written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, ability to manage time efficiently, and handle several projects simultaneously. A professional phone manner, a sense of humor, and an interest and/or knowledge of contemporary art and its concepts are also important.This opportunity will help interns gain real-world work experience in an art gallery environment. The Alfa' internship program was approved from over 100 universities for academia / course credit. Please contact your carrier department for more info. In exchange for their work interns will also gain valuable experience in a dynamic nonprofit arts environment and will receive an evaluation form and letter of recommendation at the end of their internship. Please attach cover letter with resume.General Tasks:Responsible for the development of press releases, presentations, curatorial notes and other written documentsWork with the Photography/Video Production intern to plan and execute professional artist interviews.Research and suggest new artists and exhibition ideas.Assist in the coordination of special events, such as opening receptions, Public Programs, and Class visits.Collaborate with the development intern on grant writing and securing sponsorships.Assist in finding and booking performers for our multi-disciplinary events (musicians, poets, dancers, actors, comedians, etc.)Assists with general operational tasksRequirements:Strong oral, written, organizational, and inter-personal communications skillsAbility to manage time efficientlyKnowledge of classical and contemporary art and its conceptsSkilled in doing research, creating bibliographies, and writing lettersComputer proficiency is a must, particularly experience with Microsoft Office; Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is a plus


Photography Intern at WOW Connections, LLC

Employer: WOW Connections, LLC Expires: 10/10/2024 Photographer Intern Position Do you have what it takes? What will you gain?This role offers the intern a total immersion into a busy digital marketing business and the successful candidate will work closely with key members of our marketing team.The ideal intern will have the opportunity to earn college/academic credits during the internship and they will have the chance to learn from successful professionals in the field.Learn how to utilize different advanced photo editing tools, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, other online editing tools, and AI integrations.You will work in a fun, fast-paced environment and will finish the internship having gained valuable experience in various aspects of commercial photography. Requirements:Must have basic knowledge on how to capture high-quality images of our products for our website and social media publications. This is an important duty that must be completed in order to fulfill this internship.The ideal candidate would be a hard worker eager to learn, who pays attention to detail, and who has a love for photographyBasic knowledge of how to touch up, resize for social media, and filter images as necessary. Assist in the creation of product inventory and labeling.Must be highly organized and self-motivated; able to multitask and work within set deadlinesKnowledge of photographic styles, with an eye for outstanding photographyProduct images will be used on social media, website and our product databaseMost have basic knowledge of photography terms such as depth of field, lighting, contrast, ISO, image resolution, and different photography modes such as manual, aperture priority, shutter speed, etc.You will learn how to optimize images for search visibility Rocio Mancia - Director of Marketing and Consultantrmancia@wowconnections.net  The ideal candidate will present their photography portfolio, showcasing their work. This is an unpaid intern position. However, if you successfully demonstrate the professionalism and qualities we seek, you could start earning a competitive salary after the temporary/seasonal position has ended.


Art Advertising Internship at Sound Healthcare Communications

Employer: Sound Healthcare Communications Expires: 10/09/2024 Art Advertising Paid Internship (Pharma): Learn about healthcare advertising during 8-week internship program June 3-July 319am-1pm This program is designed not just as a steppingstone into the industry, but as a comprehensive immersive experience that will equip you with real-world skills, invaluable insights, and a chance to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the business.Special project will be assigned to develop an integrated marketing campaignSubmit portfolio link and why you want to work for Sound Healthcare Communications this summer


Graphic Design Intern at Gatcha LLC

Employer: Gatcha LLC Expires: 09/15/2024 ***NY/BOS BASED DESIGNERS ONLY***Are you a student/recently graduate looking for some real life company experience in graphic design? Perhaps even new to the field trying to jump start your career? Or are you a freelancer wanting to settle for something long term?Come join GATCHA as our PAID Graphic Design Intern! With two new locations opening up by the mid 2024, we are rapidly expanding and need more talented designers!In this position, you will be work directly with our marketing team on designs for our promotions and events.You will gain experience, new skills, and a sneak peak into the career paths the real world has to offer. This internship may also involve paid company trips to Florida.Internship period is 3-6 months from your start date. If both parties are satisfied with the work produced after the 3-6 month period, an offer will be written up for said candidate with higher benefits. We are looking for someone we can invest in long time eventually.Please include your resume AND your portfolio- commerical designs preferred as well.


Marketing Intern at Pickleball and More

Employer: Pickleball and More Expires: 07/01/2024 We are seeking a dynamic and motivated Marketing Intern to join our team. As a Marketing Intern, you will play a crucial role in implementing and executing marketing strategies to promote our pickleball facility, attract new players, bolster current members’ engagement, while helping management build essential marketing models. We are also looking to boost event engagement and explore what is the “More” of Pickleball & More and create and market those plans. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in recreational sports-related marketing while contributing to the growth of a thriving local pickleball organization and community. 


CRDIP Indigenous Arts Planning Member - Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site at American Conservation Experience

Employer: American Conservation Experience Expires: 08/01/2024 CRDIP Indigenous Arts Planning Member - Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic SiteAmerican Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site and through the Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program, is seeking an Indigenous Arts Planning Member interested in dedicating 21 weeks to support Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site in increasing community access to and engagement with exhibits, collections, and the cultural landscape.For more information about ACE and to apply for the position, please visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/1066749The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) is a professional development internship that introduces students and recent graduates, from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the National Parks, to career opportunities within Cultural Resource Management in the NPS. CRDIP participants will have the opportunity to attend several professional development webinars as well as write blogs or create videos about their projects throughout their term. To learn more: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/tellingallamericansstories/join-us.htmStart Date: June 3, 2024Estimated End Date: October 25, 2024*a 21-week minimum commitment is required *Location Details/Description: Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site- Cambridge, MALiving Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $680/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly. Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or NPS. A reimbursement not to exceed $850/month will be provided to help offset the cost of housing. For more information about ACE and to apply for the position, please visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/1066749


ELECTRICAL / SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INTERN at Integrasense Incorporated

Employer: Integrasense Incorporated Expires: 07/26/2024 JOB SUMMARYAs an Automation Electrical and Software Engineer Intern at Integrasense, your role will be to discover, understand and adopt emerging technologies to adapt and bring new-age product concepts to life. You’ll be prototyping and developing electrical and software solutions that bridges our connected products and devices with interactive software.This is a dream job for the engineer who loves to live on the cutting edge and is comfortable taking the lead while accepting mentoring from our seasoned experts. If you are a creative engineer who covets the challenge of finding innovative ways to deliver solutions and expand your horizons and knowledge then you’ve just found your tribe.WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FORAcademic concentration in Electrical/Computer Science, Engineering or a related field.Extremely strong self-motivator and self-starter.Experience and ability to grasp and execute new development platforms.Strong experience scripting in Python or equivalent language and consuming API’s and SDK’s.Strong ability to design and develop new products from concept.Effective oral and written communication skills.Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.NICE SKILLS TO POSESSSchematic or PCB designCloud Experience (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, etc.).Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning experience.Working knowledge of communicating via Bluetooth/WiFi technologies.Familiar with JSON, Embedded C /C++, IoT protocols i.e. MQTT, XMPP, DDS, AMQP, CoAP.Experience with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and mobile platforms- iOS/Android.Familiarity with Electronic Circuit TheoryMakerspace experience /Membership.WHAT YOU GETReal world experience to expand your abilities in prototyping and bringing cutting edge to life.Mentoring from leading engineers and developers.Sense of purpose where you can leverage your passion and strengths.Integrasense is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants to Integrasense will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.


Social Media Intern at Drape Art Designs

Employer: Drape Art Designs Expires: 07/25/2024 A Social Media Intern:Is responsible for assisting in a range of marketing initiatives within our organization. Their duties include tracking analytics for social media campaigns, creating social media posting schedules, plan the social media calendar, and writing captions for social media posts. Expectations:-      Generate, edit, publish, schedule posts, and share engaging content daily (e.g. photos, text, videos, news)-      Communicate with followers, respond to queries in a timely manner, and monitor customer reviews-      Oversee social media accounts’ design (e.g. Facebook timeline cover, Instagram profile pictures, blogs)-      Stay up to date with current technologies and trends in social media, design tools and applications-      Current formatting, sort, and create photo albums in one drive.


Payomet Intern at Payomet Performing Arts Center

Employer: Payomet Performing Arts Center Expires: 06/30/2024 Qualifications:A basic understanding of production work and principlesAn interest in performing arts and non profit workInterest in the arts & culture of indigenous peoples and First NationsExcellent written and verbal communication skillsOrganizational skills and the ability to complete tasks on timeAbility to take initiative on assigned projectsAbility to multitask and balance multiple projects at onceWillingness to ask questions Responsibilities May Include:Assist with Sound ChecksEvent facilities crew - Light physical labor such as assisting with load-in and set-up for big shows, including moving chairs, sweeping, light painting, care and clean-up during and after shows, etc. Clean, casual attire is our norm but for certain shifts, appropriate apparel might resemble rugged work clothesAssist with hospitality for music artists for showsAssist with Circus ShowsTraveling with touring circus artists, setting up and breaking down for regional standouts Set up of show 2 hrs before doors open - sound, set, props, rigging assistance etctech during show - running sound and light cues, rigging changes, some supporting rolestrike of showWe might also need you to help out with odd jobs like tweaking a set piece (carpenter work), upgrading performance space (small paint or handyman jobs). Editing audio files and whatever other skills you would like to bring to the table.General admin assistance w/ marketing, development, programming and operations departmentGeneral office support: Input data, record information, photocopy, assist w/ communicationsProvide support to staff at eventsAssist with all aspects of running concessions at shows Box office supportAssist office staff on research projectsSocial media supportOnline calendar postings Postering/street team Marketing support at events (email sign-ups, raffle ticket sales, table representative, swag sales, photography, etc.) Usher as needed (most shows are g/a) 


Fine Arts Marketing, Public Relations & Management Internship (for Summer 2024, Fall 2024 or Spring 2025) at Ivana D. George Studios

Employer: Ivana D. George Studios Expires: 10/26/2024 The intern will work with fine artist Ivana George, to find and cultivate relationships with audiences for her artworks through marketing, public relations & digital communications projects.  The intern will assist Ivana George on business management.The strategies include:Outreach to existing network to introduce new artworks to prior arts professional contacts.Selling artworks at fairs/eventsSocial Media MarketingSocial Media AdvertisingEmail MarketingPublic RelationsArtwork Inventory database managementWebsite updatesArtwork copyright registrationApplying for exhibition and grant opportunitiesThe student will be provided with educational content to build knowledge on these topics, by working on projects that are relevant to existing skill sets. The intern(s) will gain training and practical experience in marketing, digital communications and business management. Successful interns will be provided with referrals and recommendations for future opportunities.Student needs to be able to earn academic credit to participate in the internship. Students need to be able to come to the studio in Bridgewater Massachusetts at least once per week (it is accessible by commuter rail). Some remote work hours on projects will be assigned and are flexible to meet the student schedule. The commitment is 10-20 hours per week for one semester (15 weeks), depending on the credits being earned by the student and the requirements of the student's educational institution. Most educational institutions require prior approval before the start of an internship for academic credit. It is the responsibility of the student to check with their institution to be sure they meet any requirements before they accept a position.Learning tasks are assigned to interns commensurate with experience and prior knowledge. Interns are assigned some but not all of these learning tasks from the following list.Possible Learning Tasks:Outreach to previously established professional contacts such as museum curators, interior designers and other arts professionals to share new artworks and schedule studio visitsRecording videos of the creative process and video production for social media and email marketingDesigning printed and digital press kit Planning and creating strategic organic social media content to grow the follower count on Instagram with ideal customers.Planning and helping to execute strategies to engage on social media with current followers and collectorsWrite monthly email marketing campaigns to engage subscribersResearch appropriate publication venues for artworks, such as magazines and blogs.Outreach to editors and publication venues to request consideration for publication for Ivana's artworks.Outreach to potential business collaboratorsAssist with artwork inventory database managementUpdating the website with new artworks and videos that show the creative process behind already published artworks.Artwork copyright registrationAssist in applying for exhibition and grant opportunitiesQualificationsSeeking applicants with:Strong organizational and time management skillsExceptional writing skills that are clear and concise with an ability to tell engaging storiesVideo editing skills with tools such as Rush, Capcut app for tablet or phone or Adobe PremiereFamiliarity with Linked In, Instagram, and Facebook social media platformsAbility to work independently with direction and mentorship of the supervisorCoursework or prior experience with marketing and/or public relationsKnowledge of photo editing would be desired but not required in a candidate.  Up to two students will be accepted with majors in Public Relations, Marketing, Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Digital Communications, Journalism, and Film and Video Studies. Expert writers with majors in Art History, Visual Art, Creative Writing, Photography or Graphic Design who also have relevant minors, work experience or course work in marketing, public relations, entrepreneurship, videography or digital communications are also invited apply.To ApplyApplicants are requested to apply through Handshake with a cover letter, resume, and an research paper or creative story narrative writing sample. (Do not send a poetry, script or screenplay writing sample). In your cover letter specify if you are looking for a summer or fall internship opportunity. If you have videography, graphic design or photo editing skills please include links to your work samples or portfolio. Please provide two professional and/or academic references. Provide a transcript showing your overall GPA and complete list of courses taken.


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