By: Phara Boyer, Internship Director
What is an AIB internship?
An AIB internship is a structured, credit-bearing, supervised work experience designed to enrich and complement the academic program.
What is the point of internships?
Internships provide students with a greater level of professionalism, opportunities to develop networking and self-promotion skills, to learn new techniques, and gain industry knowledge.
What do I gain from interning?
By interning students are able to examine their field of study in depth and develop clear career goals. Most important, students gain practical skills that can be applied directly to future professional goals.
Are internships required at AIB?
Yes, all AIB students are required to complete an internship of 180 hours in order to meet graduation requirements.
This is a 2 part questions…Where have Illustration students interned in the past and what have they done?
Answer 1: Illustration internship sites include; American Repertory Theater, SIGGRAPH, Harvard Natural History Museum Mammals Collection, Space 242, Low Brow Gallery, Boston Public Library Illustration Print Collection, Public Art Boston, Best Dressed Signs, Anthropologie, Shaded Areas Illustration, Smudge Ink, Inc., Shoe Slung Films and Polly Becker Illustration.
Answer 2: Some of the Illustration internships students have held include; Advertising Illustration, Character Development (Television, Print), Comics/Graphic Novels, Digital Illustration, Educational Illustration (Products and Promotions), Fashion Illustration, Gaming, Children's Books, Editorial/Print Media, Storyboard Artist, Technical/Scientific Illustration, Toy Design and Visual Development Artist
Do you have more questions? Please contact Phara Boyer, Internship Director, pboyer[at]lesley.edu for more information. Good Luck!