Participating in an internship is a good way to gain work experience in your field of interest before you graduate. Many internships are non-credited experiences; they are, by definition, non-academic (non-classroom) experiences to which you apply the knowledge you have gained during your academic experience. However, some departments at UNH have carefully crafted credited internships within an academic framework; for these, you must work closely with a professor who directs an academic component of the internship or applied experience that has been agreed upon and planned in advance of the experience.
As an Art and Art History Department major, you could arrange to register for ARTS 600, Internship, if you would like to receive academic credit for your internship, and it is related to your major. Your first step would be to identify an internship of interest to you through Career Services or other avenues. You would then ask an Art and Art History Department faculty member if he or she would be your faculty sponsor. Your sponsor would work with you to develop an academic component to your internship. You may elect an internship in the following areas: (600A) Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Woodworking, Ceramics, and Graphic Design; (600B) Art History; and (600D) Museum Work. This internship course cannot be used to satisfy one of three required electives in the B.F.A. Program or the required elective in the Studio Art B.A. Program. In art history, it can be taken as an elective above the 10-course major requirement. This is a credit/fail course worth 1-4 credits. Registration for the course follows normal Registrar’s Office deadlines.
The Undergraduate Advising and Career Center uses an online service, Wildcat Careers, to post all internship opportunities that it receives.