Internships at CIA
Internships fuel the career path of many of our graduates—over 80% of CIA students complete one or more internships before they graduate!
The Cleveland Institute of Art defines an internship as a work related learning experience that provides students or recent graduates an opportunity to gain important knowledge and skills in a particular career field. Internships can:
- Provide course-credit or be non-credit-bearing
- Be paid or unpaid
- Be part-time or full-time
- Be during the summer or the academic year
Butalways incorporate meaningful learning experiences! And they always belong on your resume!
Guidance from faculty supports you for a successful internship.
Benefits of an internship
- Gain valuable work experience
- Have an edge in the job market
- Develop valuable connections
- Decide if this is the right career for you
Finding an internship
Visit the Career Center for assistance in preparing your resume, cover letter, and interview skills. Access College Central for online postings and check out the resource library for major specific resources. And talk with faculty; as working professionals they have serious connections that can help you manage your career.
Download College Central instructions here.
The CIA Career Center lists opportunities which it feels will be of interest to students and alumni. We cannot guarantee the reliability or character of the listing from an employer. We cannot be responsible for potential disputes or contractual difficulties with contacts listed by the office. We strongly advise applicants to research and screen potential employers carefully.
Many students can get credit for an internship. But there are exceptions within certain majors, so it is important to check with your department head, the Career Center, or Academic Services prior to the experience.