Communicate with words and images to persuade, inform and entertain an audience
Write, record and edit audio for film, video, music, web and broadcast media
Capture, edit, manipulate digital photography for a wide range of media applications
Build narrative sequences with camera, lens, sound, light and post-production
Explore relationships between words, images, sound, motion, time and space in digital media


Integrated Media students can participate in internships for academic credit in their second year. Internships are competitive, and students are usually required to submit a résumé and show a portfolio to an employer before being offered an internship. A typical intern earns 4 academic credits for 120 hours of work during a period of 10 weeks. Since second year students attend class on Monday and Wednesday, internships are usually on Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Fridays.

Please note: Students who started the Integrated Media program in Fall 2012 and later can apply a maximum of 4 internship credits to their degree requirements.

Students: Download the 2013-14 internship packet.

Students who wish to intern are encouraged to read both of these articles:
AIGA's A Guide to Internships
Jessica Hische's Advice On Internships


  1. On the Training Agreement, write four learning objectives/goals that you wish to accomplish during the internship.
  2. Create an internship blog (instructions are in the packet) and write a weekly post, following the prompts in the packet.
    Read this video student's blog.
    Read this design student's blog.
    Read this photography student's blog.
  3. Keep a daily log of the hours worked. Post that information to the blog each week.
  4. Upload samples of work to the internship blog to demonstrate what you have accomplished in meeting your learning objectives.
  5. Process all paperwork in a timely fashion.


  1. Agree to serve as a mentor to student.
  2. Ensure that there is a clear educational benefit to student.
  3. Answer questions and guide the student when needed.
  4. Provide an on-site space and equipment for student.
  5. Make work assignments relevant to student’s internshipgoals and learning objectives.
  6. Sign and return all required paperwork in a timely fashion.


  1. Pre-screen students for work-readiness.
  2. Answer questions from all parties.
  3. Administer all internship paperwork.
  4. Maintain weekly contact with the student through Email and comments on internship blog.
  5. Conduct a final evaluation with the internship supervisor.
  6. Assign a final grade for the student.
  7. Process workman's comp paperwork if internship is unpaid.


An unpaid internship must meet the followng tests, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

  1. It must be an educational experience, the equivalent of vocational school
  2. It must primarily benefit the intern.
  3. The intern cannot do work that would otherwise be done by a paid employee and must work under the close supervision of a manager
  4. The employer cannot profit from the intern's work
  5. The employer must not promise up-front a paid job at the end of the internship.
  6. A job may be offered once the internship ends
  7. The intern and employer must agree if no wages are to be paid.

Our students intern at:


Graphic Design