ArtCenter has a long history of building strong industry partnerships with employers from around the world.

ArtCenter alumni become part of this professional network, creating a path into companies and studios across all disciplines.

Our alumni and industry network provides students with access to internship opportunities in some of the best studios across the country and around the world. Students are strongly encouraged to engage in these off-site experiences that allow them to work directly with professional mentors and gain firsthand knowledge of the industry and their craft.

For Students

Internships are a fundamental way for undergraduate and graduate students to enhance their ArtCenter education by being exposed to real-world experience in their desired industry.

The internship application process is competitive and companies base their selections on several factors including resume, portfolio and candidate interview. Students are advised to familiarize themselves with the Internship Program Guidelines early on so they can properly take advantage of the enriching internship opportunities that are available to them as they progress through the ArtCenter curriculum.

Undergraduate students may register an internship through Career and Professional Development as of their 5th term (with a 2.5 cumulative GPA) and graduate students may register an internship as of their 4th term (with a 3.0 cumulative GPA). While international students studying under an F-1 Visa may complete internships, they must meet with CSE's International Student Advisor to establish their internship eligibility based on immigration regulations prior to applying for any internship.

For Employers

ArtCenter has established relationships with employers globally and actively seeks opportunities to expand its network of professionals across various art and design industries. Career and Professional Development works to cultivate these partnerships with employers as an effective way to increase the realm of possible opportunities for ArtCenter students to engage in.

While students significantly benefit from these partnerships, our professional partners benefit as well by receiving creative support, innovative ideas and fresh perspectives from our students.

Employers who would like to hire an ArtCenter student as an intern are asked to abide by the College’s Employer Guidelines to ensure that the opportunity being provided is educational and an invaluable real world experience for the intern.

We greatly appreciate companies who have previously hosted an ArtCenter student and look forward to further developing new relationships in hopes of creating additional internship opportunities for the ArtCenter community.

2017 ArtCenter Internships

During the 2017 academic year, ArtCenter students served on internships at the following companies and studios:
  • 3M
  • 72andSunny
  • Abso Lutely Productions
  • adidas
  • American Laser Cutter
  • Apple, Inc.
  • Arch Motorcycle Company LLC
  • Battelle
  • BCG Digital Ventures
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • BMW Group
  • Boombang, Inc
  • Box Clever
  • Branch
  • Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners
  • BYD Motors Inc.
  • CamelBak
  • Concom Inc.
  • Continuum
  • Design Infini, Inc.
  • Designworks, A BMW Group Company
  • Diamond Supply Co.
  • DITA Inc.
  • Divergent3D
  • Embraer Executive Aircraft
  • EuropaCorp.
  • Feldspar Studios
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Floor84 Studio LLC
  • Framestore
  • Fujitsu Ten Corp. of America
  • Funktronic Labs
  • GAC Automotive Engineering
  • General Motors Design Center
  • Ghost Works
  • Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
  • Google - Waymo
  • Google, Inc.
  • Gulla Jonsdottir Design
  • Hasbro, Inc.
  • Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
  • Howler Creative
  • HP Inc.
  • HTC
  • Hyundai Design North America
  • Icona Design
  • Imaginary Forces
  • INNO Design
  • Ivie & Associates, Inc.
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Karten Design
  • Kelton Global
  • LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)
  • LaLiberte Construction
  • Libre Design
  • Macro
  • MarVista Entertainment
  • Masimo
  • Matthew Brandt Studio
  • Media Arts Lab
  • Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center
  • Motorola
  • Moving Brands
  • Munchkin
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Nissan Design America
  • Oomba
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Pininfarina
  • Platinum Motorsport Lifestyle
  • Porsche AG
  • Project Projects
  • Propelland
  • Royale Projects : Contemporary Art
  • Shanghai GM - Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center
  • Siemens Corporation
  • Skechers
  • Sonos, Inc.
  • Spiderzero Interactive Media
  • Starburns Industries Inc.
  • Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
  • Studiomem
  • Subaru Research and Development, Inc.
  • Tesla Motors
  • The CARLAB
  • The Dieline
  • The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
  • The Mill
  • The Notice Network
  • The Red Door Films
  • Titmouse, Inc.
  • Under Armour
  • Venice Arts
  • VICE
  • Visionaire
  • Volkswagen AG
  • Volkswagen Group Future Center California FCC
  • Weltmeister
  • Wieden+Kennedy
  • WOMI
  • Yanhuo Information Science and Technology Limited Company