internship search resources

• Internships help you build a stronger resume; make professional contacts; see your field firsthand; gain academic credit; get a better starting job; and determine what you want to do, and don't want to do.


internship information

Internship Timeline

Seeking Jobs & Internships - Handout

Preparing For Internships - Handout

Register Your Internship in ArtWorks - Handout

Job & Internship Tips For International Students - Handout

CPT Checklist for International Students Interning in the US

Internship Agreement

Student Internship Evaluation


essential internship boards

ArtWorks - RISD's Internship & Job Board

Internships - The World's Largest Internship Marketplace

Indeed - The Premiere Job Search Site - All Disciplines

Idealist - Worldwide Listings of Nonprofit & Volunteer Opportunities


RISD Maharam STEAM Fellowship

• $5,000 to support RISD students in an unpaid summer internship.
• Focus on how artists & designers can significantly contribute to public policy in the U.S. Federal Government, state & local governments, & non-governmental/non-profit organizations.
RISD Maharam STEAM Fellowship - Guidelines
RISD Maharam STEAM Fellowship - Website


RISD Parents Council Internship Award

• Up to $2,500 for an unpaid summer internship in the fine arts realm.
• Freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible.
• Generously funded by RISD parents Christopher Scholz & Ines Elskop.
RISD Parents Council Internship Award - Application
RISD Parents Council Internship Award - Guidelines


Textron Charitable Trust Fellowship Award

• Up to $2,500 for an unpaid summer internship/experience.
• Freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible.
• Generously funded by the Textron Charitable Trust
Textron Charitable Trust Fellowship Award - Application
Textron Charitable Trust Fellowship Award - Guidelines


Internship Connect & Portfolio Reviews

Internship Connect - October 8, 2014
Design Portfolio Review - March 11, 2015
Fine Arts Portfolio Review - April 13, 2015

• These events connect you with companies and arts organizations who are interested in seeing RISD talent for current and future opportunities.

Internship Connect

RISD Design & Fine Arts Portfolio Reviews


career search strategies

• Develop career search strategies that move beyond internship sites.
• Explore listings at job boards & inquire about internship opportunities.
• Our discipline specific presentations offer extensive resources.

Job Resources Links

Discipline Specific Presentations