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Internships

Adam Wright shows his work to Judith Lastra during Industry Night at Poly-Kroma 2013 at the Millard Sheets Gallery in Pomona.
Adam Wright shows his work to Judith Lastra during Industry Night at Poly-Kroma 2013 at the Millard Sheets Gallery in Pomona.

Thank you for your interest in Academic Internships in Graphic Design at Cal Poly Pomona! You will find the experience rewarding.

The sections below outline the requirements and application process for prospective interns. Art Deparment Agreement form provides guidelines for students and providers. The Art Internship time sheet is a helpful tool students are encouraged to use to keep track of their hours.

Requirements

University Catalog:

On-the-job training involving learning and production. Department guidelines must be followed, and internships must be approved by department internship coordinator. One unit of credit given for each 50 or more hours of training with artist or design professional.

Prerequisite(s): Art or Graphic Design majors in junior or senior standing, permission of instructor required.
Minimum/Maximum Units: Total credit limited to 4 units with a maximum of 2 per quarter.

Internships are 50 to 100 hours in duration depending on the number of units taken per quarter. One unit of credit is granted for every 50 hours. Students must be a Junior or Senior and must have taken 90 Cal Poly Pomona units.

Process

The CSU requires that each student and their intern provider complete the following items. Failure to submit all items within the timeframe will result in a lower grade or automatic drop from the course:

1. Academic Internship Partner Agreement (hot button http://www.cpp.edu/~cce/internships/index.shtmlThis form must be signed by the organization/agency. The form is due the second Friday after the start of the quarter. Please print out, have your provider complete, and submit to the faculty member’s mailbox.
2. Partner Site Self-Assessment Form (hot button http://www.cpp.edu/~cce/internships/index.shtml) This form must be completed and signed by the off-campus organization/agency. On-campus internship providers, such as MDPR, are exempt. The form is an assessment of the appropriateness of the internship site as a placement for Cal Poly students. Typically, art interns are not in an office with known hazards. Known hazards may result in a site visit from the university. The form is due the second Friday after the start of the quarter. Please print out and submit to the faculty member’s mailbox.
3.  Academic Internship Learning Plan (hot button http://www.cpp.edu/~cce/internships/index.shtml) This form must be signed by the organization/agency. For the university, this form will confirm academic department approval. Graphic Design students must have a junior/senior standing and ideally have completed Art 351 with a C- or better. The form is due the second Friday after the start of the quarter. Please print out and submit to the faculty member’s mailbox.
4.  Academic Internship Release of Liability Form (hot button http://www.cpp.edu/~cce/internships/index.shtmlThe form is due the second Friday after the start of the quarter. Please print out and submit to the faculty member’s mailbox.
5.  Student Emergency Contact Form (http://www.cpp.edu/~cce/internships/index.shtml) The form is due the second Friday after the start of the quarter. Please print out and submit to the faculty member’s mailbox.
6.  Art Internship Agreement (hot button link—upload the attached document) The document includes pertinent internship information for students & providers. It serves as a syllabus. Forms included in the agreement are due the second Friday after the start of the quarter, with the exception of the Evaluation of Performance. Please print out and submit to the faculty member’s mailbox.

Materials

1. Internship Timesheet (hot button link—upload the attached document) An excel document must be designed and filled out with your hours tracked. There are many templates available through Excel. This is only provided as an example. Please use and appropriate design that indicates your responsibilities during the time period for each project. The form is due ninth week of the quarter with a portfolio of the work completed on the internship. Please print out and submit to the faculty member’s mailbox.

2. Portfolio The student must design a professional pdf portfolio of the work completed over the course of the internship. A printout of the file and a memory stick of the portfolio is due ninth week to the faculty member’s mailbox with your timesheet.

3. Art director/creative director Evaluation of Performance is included in the Art Internship Agreement (hot button: same link as above Process #6) for students & providers. The form must be mailed or emailed from the provider directly to the faculty member by ninth week. The evaluation is a confidential document. Therefore, the student may not deliver the evaluation.