LCAD Criteria for Internships
Internships are recommended for second semester juniors and seniors, and may be taken during the fall, spring or summer. In order to receive one unit of credit for an off-campus internship, students must satisfactorily work a minimum of 50 hours, comparable to a BFA class where 30 hours of instruction and 20 hours of out of class assignments are required. The maximum number of internship credits a student may earn is six (6) units of credits, three (3) units of credit per semester. Students receiving credit for an internship may also receive monetary compensation at the discretion of the internship site.
All internships should be registered through the Office of Career Services and require Chair approval for credit. Please consult with your Chair before accepting an internship. Check the MyLCAD job board daily for internship opportunities!
Finding an Internship
VISIT CAREER SERVICES
Career Services works with local employers to provide the most up-to-date opportunities. Be sure to check your inbox every Friday for weekly highlights, and make an appointment with Career Services for suggestions and advice.
EXPLORE YOUR NETWORKS
Contact alumni, faculty, staff and others you know who are involved in your field of study or companies of interest. Follow industry leaders on LinkedIn and connect with recruiters. Often the best recommendations come from those currently in the industry.
CHECK LARGE JOB BOARDS
Often, large companies will post internship openings on public job boards such as Indeed, LinkedIn, and many more. Search “intern” and see what comes up in your area.
Don’t underestimate the power of a Google search. Quite a few good links will come up searching “INTERNSHIPS IN CA,” including results from Indeed, Glassdoor, and internships.com.
VISIT THE LCAD LIBRARY
Our librarians are great resources when it comes to knowing where to look. Visit the LCAD Library to ask for some additional guidance.
WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, ASK
If you’ve got a company in mind, it doesn’t hurt to contact them and ask. Often, companies are willing to work with students who show this kind of initiative.