A number of students choose to intern for a summer or, occasionally, during winter break or a term at a museum, preservation agency, architectural firm, or similar institution. The Bulletin on the blog of the Career Center offers up-to-date information on internships. For a more comprehensive list check out the The Tunnel.
The Tunnel is a resource of the Career Center offering a wide variety of opportunities. To search The Tunnel, students need to sign in and then click on the jobs/internship tab at the top of the page. Next do a search under "job function" and click on arts/design/planning. Since employers can post their own positions, there will be a few postings that will probably come up and the students will have to review them to choose what interests them.
Studio and Art History faculty members may also have information available and some internships are posted on Art Department bulletin boards.
Whether paid or unpaid, these offer both valuable experience and insight into possible career paths. Our students have interned in a range of institutions and businesses from New York and Twin Cities photography studios to museums across the country.
In addition, each year the department hires two graduating students to work as part-time "Fifth-Year" educational assistants during the following year. They maintain access to the Boliou facilities and assist faculty members with various projects, including organizing and mounting exhibitions in the Boliou Gallery. They also organize an annual special exhibition in that space. Faculty members offer help and guidance for the fifth-year educational assistants' own art work.