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Fall 2014 Exhibitions

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35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition

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CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

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Spring 2015 Open House

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Student Life . Career Center . For Current Students . Internships 

Internships

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!

Guidance from faculty supports you for a successful internship.

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

But always incorporate meaningful learning experiences! And they always belong on your resume!

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 current students can 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.

Disclaimer

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.

Credit-bearing internships

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. 

Read more about credit bearing internships here.

A sample of Employers that have hired CIA interns 

American Greetings 
Case Western Reserve University 
Cleveland Clinic 
Sherwin Williams 
Steve Madden Shoes
General Motors
Fisher Price 
Clear Channel 
Hasbro 
Nike 
Reebok 
Little Tikes 
Think Media Studios 
Chrysler 
Penland School of Arts + Crafts
Dell 
Farm Design 
Fitch 
Step 2 
The Smithsonian 
Disney 
Ziba 
Nike 
Rubbermaid 
Lifetime Brands 
Interdesign
Doner Advertising 
Cleveland Museum of Art 
Cleveland Botanical Garden 
Western Reserve Historical Society

For more information:

Rachel Browner
Experiential Learning Specialist
216.421.8072 | Contact

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Amy Goldman
Director of Career Center
216.421.8073 | Contact

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