internship timeline

• Stay on track with applying for wintersession & summer internships.
• For questions & assistance with finding, applying for, or registering an internship, contact RISD Careers at 401-454-6614.

credit details

• Three credit internships are permitted in fall, wintersession, spring and summer. In some cases students may participate in a winteresssion internship for six credits through special arrangements made with your academic department.
• Undergraduate students are eligible for a fall, wintersession or spring internship upon successful completion of their freshman year and may take their first summer internship after their sophomore year.
• Undergraduate students may take a maximum of six internship credits toward their degree.


WINTERSESSION INTERNSHIPS

September - November: prepare & apply for internships.
January - February: complete your Wintersession internship.
Deadline to register your internship: 2016-2017 Timetable
International Students: be sure to review CPT & other requirements.


september - october

Create or Update Your Application Materials
Develop your resume, cover letter/email, portfolio sample, demo reel, and/or web site. Research potential internship opportunities.

Review Tips & Advice for Applying for Internships
Handout

Register or Update Your Profile in ArtWorks
ArtWorks

Sign-up or Update Your Profile in RISD Portfolios
RISD Portfolios

Attend Internship Events & Programs
Career Programs
Internship Connect - fall internship fair to meet with employers who will be hiring interns for wintersession and summer. Internship Bootcamp - covers tips, advice and resources to identify and apply to internships. Attend other career programs too.


october - november

Consider Meeting with Your Academic Advisor
Review internship options and learning objectives for possible internships.

Consider Meeting with an Advisor at RISD Careers
Review your materials and develop a strong application.

Apply for Internships
Send your materials to prospective internship sponsors, follow-up on your applications, secure interviews and determine next steps.

Register Your Internship in ArtWorks
Be sure to do this once you get an offer and accept the internship.


SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

January - May: prepare & apply for internships.
June - August: complete your summer internship.
Deadline to register your internship: 2016-2017 Timetable
International Students: be sure to review CPT & other requirements.


january - march

Create or Update Your Application Materials
Develop your resume, cover letter/email, portfolio sample, demo reel, and/or web site. Research potential internship opportunities.

Review Tips & Advice for Applying for Internships
Handout

Register or Update Your Profile in ArtWorks
ArtWorks

Sign-up or Update Your Profile in RISD Portfolios
RISD Portfolios

Attend Portfolio Reviews & Programs
Career Programs
Design & Fine Arts Portfolio Reviews - juniors, seniors & graduate students are encouraged to meet with art and design world professionals for feedback on their portfolios, network and obtain leads on upcoming internships, jobs and artist opportunities. Prep for the reviews and internships by attending other career programs too.
RISD Design & Fine Arts Portfolio Reviews


march - may

Consider Meeting with Your Academic Advisor
Review internship options and learning objectives for possible internships.

Consider Meeting with an Advisor at RISD Careers
Review your materials and develop a strong application.

Attend Additional Career Programs
Career Programs
These programs will help to support and guide your application process.

Apply for Internships
Send your materials to prospective internship sponsors, follow-up on your applications, secure interviews and determine next steps.

Register Your Internship in ArtWorks
Be sure to do this once you get an offer and accept the internship.
Register Your Internship in ArtWorks - Handout