ArtCenter has a long history of building strong industry partnerships with employers from around the world.

ArtCenter alumni become part of this professional network, creating a path into companies and studios across all disciplines.

Our alumni and industry 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 firsthand knowledge of the industry and their craft.


For Students

Internships are a fundamental way for undergraduate and graduate students to enhance their ArtCenter 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 so they can properly take advantage of the enriching internship opportunities that are available to them as they progress through the ArtCenter curriculum.

Undergraduate students may register an internship through Career and Professional Development 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 CSE's International Student Advisor to establish their internship eligibility based on immigration regulations prior to applying for any internship.


For Employers

ArtCenter has established relationships with employers globally and actively seeks opportunities to expand its network of professionals across various art and design industries. Career and Professional Development works to cultivate these partnerships with employers as an effective way to increase the realm of possible opportunities for ArtCenter 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 ArtCenter student as an intern are asked to abide by the College’s Employer Guidelines to ensure that the opportunity being provided is educational and an invaluable real world experience for the intern.

We greatly appreciate companies who have previously hosted an ArtCenter student and look forward to further developing new relationships in hopes of creating additional internship opportunities for the ArtCenter community.



2015 ArtCenter Internships

During the 2015 Academic Year, ArtCenter students served on internships at the following companies and studios:


72andSunny
adidas
Airbnb, Inc.
Anthropologie
Atlantic, Inc.
Audi AG
Band of Outsiders
BCG Digital Ventures
Blind
Blindlight
Blizzard Entertainment
BloomSky
BMW Group DesignworksUSA
Bold Films
Branch Creative
BRC Imagination Arts
Brothers Marshall
Bugatti
Bunte Farben
Calty Design Reseach
CBS Interactive Inc.
CBS Television Network
Chrysler
Circle of Confusion
Conan
Continuum
Cory Grosser and Positive Industrial Design LLC
David & Goliath
Digital Domain
Direct Imagination
Disney Interactive
Dreamworks
DreamWorks Animation
Elena Dorfman
Embraer Executive Aircraft, Inc.
Esri
Eye Forward, Inc.
Facebook
Faraday Future
FCA US LLC
Ferroconcrete
Ford Motor Company
GAC Engineering
Game Over, LLC
General Motors
Gensler
George P. Johnson
GM Korea
Gulfstream Aerospace
Hasbro
Hello Design
Hewlett- Packard Company
Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA)
Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
Hyundai America Design Center, Inc.
i.am+ Company
IBM
ICON Aircraft
Ignited
Ironhead Studio
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Karten Design
KILLSPENCER, Inc.
KISS Football
LA Metro
Lehrer Architects
Lippincott
Little Sun
Mad Apparel, Inc. DBA Athos
Magnopus
MAL for Good
Mazda North American Operations
Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc.
Microsoft Corporation
Milken Family Foundations
munchkin
NBCUniversal
New Artists Alliance
New Matter, Inc.
Nike
Nissan
Nissan Design China
Oakley, Inc.
Pentagram
Peuguot Citroen (China) Automotive Trade Co., Ltd.
Phoenix Pictures
Pixar
Porsche
Propelland
Riot Games, Inc.
Rolloface
RPA Advertising
Saddleback Church
Samsung
Shiffman & Kohnke
Siemens Corporate Technology
Skyrocket Toys LLC
Stargate Studios
Tesla Motors
The Boston Consulting Group
The Carlab
Thinkwell
Tierra Del Sol Foundation
Titmouse, Inc.
Turnkey HD, Inc.
UK Trade & Investment at The British Consulate General
Urban Systems Laboratory
Vanmoof
Volkswagen Design Center
Volkswagen Group of America
WAG | Warner Animation Group
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Watson
Wipit
WONGDOODY
Zoic Studios
Zynga