Undergraduates may take summer
internships for credit after their sophomore year and are eligible to take a
fall, spring or Wintersession internship once they have successfully completed
their Foundation Studies year. A maximum of six internship credits may be
counted toward an undergraduate degree.
Graduate students are eligible to
do summer internships after their first year, with a maximum of three
internship credits accepted toward their graduate degree, except where exceeded
by departmental requirements. All summer internships require the prior approval
of the department head and a commitment of six weeks of work for a minimum of 35
hours per week. Most internships enable students to earn three credits.
The RISD Career Center works
cooperatively with faculty and academic department heads to identify professional
internships. It also maintains a listing of openings via its ArtWorks online
database. Students often ﬁnd that the professional experience and knowledge
gained during an internship are invaluable in helping to focus on a clear
direction or choose a career path.
RISD Careers Website
RISD Careers Website - Students and Alumni