Internships

Interns

The University of the Arts has a wide variety of internship experiences that reinforce and expand classroom theory and practice. These educationally based experiences allow students to explore possible career choices and gain a better understanding of a chosen field through professional growth. Internships are offered to students as credit-worthy, non-credit bearing, paid and unpaid. There are also a multitude of apprenticeship opportunities.

Internships for credit are granted to junior and senior matriculated undergraduate students. Internship courses are scheduled during the fall and spring semesters, as well as during the summer with special permission from a faculty internship adviser, dean/department chair or director. To register for an internship, see the course bulletin and the appropriate department for current offerings.

Students who intend to enroll in summer internships and receive academic credit for the experience must pre-register in the spring for a summer semester. It is the responsibility of students wishing to take summer internships to identify faculty who are willing to support them and are able to supervise their work. Up to three credits of a summer internship may be taken for a minimal tuition charge of $100/credit.

SAMPLING OF INTERNSHIP SPONSORS
COLLEGE OF ART, MEDIA & DESIGN COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS
FINE ARTS
DANCE
Anne Sheffield Studio (jewelry) Ballet X
Bella Forte Bookbinding & Letterpress JUNK Dance Company
Beyer Studio (architectural stained glass) Koresh Dance Company
Elle Magazine/Hearst Corp (photo) National High School Dance Festival
Jeanne Jaffe Studio (sculpture) nEW Festival
Philadelphia Magazine (photography) PHILADANCO! The Philadelphia Dance Company
Tim Lewis Studio (Wood) MUSIC 
Numerous placements with independent artists BluRock Records
MEDIA (Animation/Film-Video) Indigenous Promotions
Cartoon Network Studios Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
CNBC Pine Studios
Flickerlab, LLC SongLife Studios
Little Airplane Productions Turtle Studios
MTV Network Uniform Recording
Nationlight Productions THEATER
Progressive Pictures Arden Theater 
WHYY Networks Lantern Theater Company
Numerous placements with feature film and documentary film productions ID-PR  (entertainment public
relations)
DESIGN Opera Company of Philadelphia
Applehead Design  Philadelphia Theater Company
Comcast Philadelphia Young Playwrights
Conde Nast Pig Iron Theater Company
Daniel Michalik Design Theater Exile
Marchon Eyewear  
MOD Worldwide  
MTV Network  
GALLERIES/AUCTION HOUSES  
Aaron Faber Gallery  
Bridgette Meyer Gallery  
Cerulean Arts Gallery  
Christie’s  
Gross McCleaf Gallery  
Leonard Tourne Gallery  
Sotheby’s  
Synderman Works Gallery  
MUSEUMS  
American Museum of Natural History (NY)  
Guggenheim Museum  (NY)  
Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY)  
Museum of Modern Art (NY)  
National Gallery of Art (DC)  
Philadelphia Museum of Art  
NON-PROFIT ARTS ORGANIZATIONS  
Asian Arts Initiative  
BuildaBridge (Arts Education)  
Center for Emerging Visual Artists  
Centro Nueva Creacion Goodlands Project  
Leeway Foundation  
Philadelphia Horticultural Society  
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education  
Spiral Q Puppet Theater