<< Back to Career Services

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 at a significantly reduced tuition rate.

Some companies UArts students have interned with:

Anne Sheffield Studio (jewelry) American Realness
Bella Forte Bookbinding & Letterpress Ballet X
Beyer Studio (architectural stained glass) CPR - Center for Performance Research
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) Vail International Dance Festival
Numerous placements with independent artists MUSIC 
MEDIA (Animation/Film-Video) BluRock Records
Cartoon Network Studios Indigenous Promotions
CNBC Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Flickerlab, LLC Live Nation
Little Airplane Productions Rittenhouse Soundworks
MTV Network Ropeadope
Nationlight Productions Turtle Studios
Progressive Pictures WXPN
Numerous placements with feature & documentary film productions Arden Theater Company
DESIGN Lantern Theater Company
Applehead Design  Opera Company of Philadelphia
Comcast Philadelphia Theater Company
Conde Nast Philadelphia Young Playwrights
Daniel Michalik Design Pig Iron Theater Company
Marchon Eyewear The Wilma Theater
MOD Worldwide Theater Exile
MTV Network  
Aaron Faber Gallery  
Bridgette Meyer Gallery  
Cerulean Arts Gallery  
Gross McCleaf Gallery  
James Oliver Gallery  
Synderman Works Gallery  
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  
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