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Internship Program

Art Center has a rich history of building strong industry partnerships globally. Alumni of Art Center become part of this professional network, creating a strong pipeline into companies and studios across all disciplines. This network provides students with access to internship opportunities in some of the best studios across the country and around the world. Students are strongly encouraged to engage in these off-site experiences that allow them to work directly with professional mentors and gain first hand knowledge of the industry and their craft. 

For Students

Internships are a fundamental way for undergraduate and graduate students to enhance their Art Center education by being exposed to real-world experience in their desired industry. The internship application process is competitive and companies base their selections on several factors including resume, portfolio, and candidate interview. Students are advised to familiarize themselves with the Internship Program Guidelines early on in their Art Center education so they can properly take advantage of the enriching internship opportunities that are available to them. Undergraduate students may register an internship through CPD as of their 5th term (with a 2.5 cumulative GPA) and graduate students may register an internship as of their 4th term (with a 3.0 cumulative GPA). While international students studying under an F-1 Visa may complete internships, they must meet with the International Student Advisor in the Center for the Student Experience to establish their internship eligibility based on immigration regulations prior to applying for any internship.

For Employers

Art Center has established relationships with employers globally and actively seeks opportunities to expand its network of professionals across various art and design industries. CPD works to cultivate these partnerships with employers as an effective way to increase the realm of possible opportunities for Art Center students to engage in. While students significantly benefit from these partnerships, our professional partners benefit as well by receiving creative support, innovative ideas, and fresh perspectives from our students.

Employers who would like to hire an Art Center student as an intern are asked to abide by the Employer Guidelines to ensure that the opportunity being provided is educational and an invaluable real world experience for the intern. CPD greatly appreciates companies who have previously hosted an Art Center student and looks forward to further developing new relationships in hopes of creating additional internship opportunities for the Art Center College of Design community.

2014 Art Center Student Internships

During the 2014 Academic Year, Art Center students served on internships at the following companies and studios:

  • 72andSunny; Playa Vista, CA
  • Aquarium of the Pacific; Long Beach, CA
  • Ariel Fox Design LLC; North Hollywood, CA
  • Ashoka; Washington, DC
  • Atlantic, Inc.; Santa Fe Springs, CA
  • Blind; Santa Monica, CA
  • Blizzard Entertainment; Irvine, CA
  • BMW Group Designworks USA; Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Boombang; Los Angeles, CA
  • Bungie, Inc.; Belleveue, WA
  • Catherine Ledner Photography; Altadena, CA
  • CBS Television Network; Studio City, CA
  • China Daily USA; New York, NY
  • Chrysler; Auburn Hills, MI
  • Continuum; Boston, MA
  • Cory Grosser Design & Strategy; Pasadena, CA
  • Daimler / Mercedes-Benz, DCCC; Beijing, China
  • DC Shoes; Huntington Beach, CA
  • Dreamworks Animation; Glendale, CA
  • Dreamworks Animation SKG; Glendale, CA
  • Eastman Chemical Co.; Kingsport, TN
  • EcoReco; San Francisco, CA
  • Eecue, Inc.; Altadena, CA
  • Embraer Executive Aircraft, Inc.; Melbourne, FL
  • Esquire Magazine; New York, NY
  • Eva Kosmas Flores; North Hollywood, CA
  • Fire Station at Roll Global; Los Angeles, CA
  • Ford Motor Company; Irvine, CA
  • Frog; Seattle, WA
  • Fujitsu Ten; Torrance, CA
  • Gadget-Bot; San Gabriel, CA
  • General Motors; Warren, MI
  • Gensler; Los Angeles, CA
  • Good Universe; Beverly Hills, CA
  • Google; Mountain View, CA
  • Google; Zurich, Switzerland
  • Google X; Mountainview, CA
  • Hand Held Heart; Los Angeles, CA
  • Harman International Industries; Palo Alto, CA
  • Hewlett-Packard; Houston, TX
  • Huge Design Inc.; San Francisco, CA
  • Hyundai; Irvine, CA
  • Hyundai; Germany
  • Hyundai Design North America; Irvine, CA
  • Icon Aircraft, Inc.; Los Angeles, CA
  • IDEO; San Francisco, CA
  • Image Movers; Universal City, CA
  • Imaginary Forces; Los Angeles, CA
  • Jakks Pacific; Malibu, CA
  • Jeannie Textiles Inc.; Walnut, CA
  • Karten Design; Marina Del Rey, CA
  • Kazone Art Academy; Irvine, CA
  • Lepow International LLC.; Sunnyvale, CA 94085
  • Let There Be Dragons; Los Angeles, CA
  • Lit Motors; San Francisco, CA
  • M Factor; Venice, CA
  • Mattel; El Segundo, CA
  • Mazda North America; Irvine, CA
  • Mazeltov.com/ScaleLab; Calabasas, Santa Monica, CA
  • Metamason; Pasadena, CA
  • Mini Design, BMG AG; Munich, Germany
  • Moreless Design LLC; San Francisco, CA
  • Moving Brands; San Francisco, CA
  • Munchkin; Van Nuys, CA
  • Museum of Modern Art; New York, NY
  • NBC Universal; Universal City, CA
  • NBC Universal Pictures; Los Angeles, CA
  • New Balance; Lawrence, MA
  • Nike; Beaverton, OR
  • Nissan; Kanagawa, JP
  • Nissan; Sunnyvale, CA
  • Nissan Design America; San Diego, CA
  • Nissan Design America; La Jolla, CA
  • Norman Seeff Productions; Burbank, CA
  • Paragon Interface; Johannesburg, South African
  • Pastilla Institute of Design; Pasadena, CA
  • Pentagram; New York, NY
  • Peugeot Citroen Automobiles; Shanghai, China
  • Phase Design; North Hollywood, CA
  • Plan B Entertainment; Beverly Hills, CA
  • Poketo Store; Los Angeles, CA
  • Polaris Industries; Medina, MN
  • Popkiller; Los Angeles, CA
  • Porsche AG; Weissach, Germany
  • Propelland; San Francisco, CA
  • Rath Studios; Los Angeles, CA
  • Red Bull; El Segundo, CA
  • Renault; France
  • Rhythm and Hues Studio; El Segundo, CA
  • Saatchi + Saatchi LA; Los Angeles, CA
  • Saatchi + Saatchi LA; Torrance, CA
  • Sage North America; Irvine, CA
  • Saleen; Corona, CA
  • Sew Creative LLC; Los Angeles, CA
  • Smart Design Worldwide; San Francisco, CA
  • Sony Music Columbia Records; Beverly Hills, CA
  • Studio IGO; Los Angeles, CA
  • Studio LilianaBecerra Inc.; Los Angeles, CA
  • Suzuki; Yokohama, Japan
  • Synchronous Entertainment; Los Angeles, CA
  • Teague; Everett, WA
  • The Design Accelerator; Pasadena, CA
  • The Directors Bureau; Los Angeles, CA
  • Thinkwell Group; Burbank, CA
  • Thrive; Atlanta, GA
  • Tiny Rebellion; Santa Monica, CA
  • Titmouse; Hollywood, CA
  • Toy Art Gallery; Los Angeles, CA
  • Turnkey HD, Inc.; Burlingame, CA
  • UNICEF Innovation Unit; San Francisco, CA
  • Vans; Cypress, CA
  • Vixlet; Los Angeles, CA
  • Volkswagen Design Center Potsdam; Potsdam, Germany
  • Volkswagen; Santa Monica, CA
  • Volkswagen; Wolfsburg, Germany
  • VW Audi Group of America; Santa Monica, CA
  • What Kids Want!; Northridge, CA
  • Wipit, Inc.; Pasadena, CA
  • WONGDOODY; Culver City, CA
  • Yearbook; Los Angeles, CA
  • ZeniMax Media; Richardson, TX

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