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Most internships for undergraduate students are not paid and many are offered for academic credit only. This means you enroll in an internship course where you pay tuition, are overseen by an instructor, complete projects and receive a grade and credit toward graduation. There is an agreement between the student, SCAD and the company to make sure the activities the intern performs are professionally valid. Students sometimes ask, "Why should I work for someone for free?" The opportunities an intern receives, including professional experience, networking opportunities and possible job offers, are invaluable.
Paid internships are more readily available for new graduates. They often last six months or more and routinely result in employment at that company.
Narrow your career interests. Target possible fields through informational interviews and research. Use resources at the SCAD office for career and alumni success.
A learning contract clarifies expectations and enables employers to understand how they can nurture your professional growth. Defining goals can guarantee that you gain the most from the internship.
Set up regular meetings with your supervisor to discuss your progress. If a scheduled meeting is not feasible, check in periodically with your supervisor to ask questions and solicit feedback.
We appreciate your interest in employing SCAD students and alumni. Our recruitment services involve a cooperative effort with the SCAD job portal. Visit the SCAD job portal to access our free online job posting and résumé search services.