CAPX Internships

Register for an Internship Course

A wide range of diverse organizations, businesses, and studios are eager to host SAIC students as interns. CAPX has established relationships with hundreds of internships sites, which can be found on Handshake.  CAPX internship providers include artists’ studios, design firms, publishing houses, museums, galleries, architecture firms, tech startups, gaming and software developers, social service and community organizations, and fashion houses. 

Meet with a CAPX advisor for assistance with researching, applying, and interviewing for internships. If you are interested in an internship that you have found on your own, CAPX will work with you to ensure it meets course guidelines and can be approved for credit. If you have already secured an internship, fill out the internship inquiry form to begin the process of registering your internship for credit. Internships must be approved for course credit before interns begin working.

There are three internship courses available: Professional Practice: Internship as Professional Experience 3900, and CAPX Internships 4001 and 5001. Use our comparison chart to determine the internship course that is best for you. 

As with other SAIC courses, you must register your internship for course credit before the SAIC semester add date. Tuition is charged for internship courses. 

Professional Practice 3900: Internship as Professional Experience

This career experiential learning course integrates an internship of 110 hours with a weekly two-hour class and fulfills SAIC’s Professional Practices requirement. Students engage with a cohort of students participating in diverse internships while exploring the many aspects of designing a creative career including assessing personal interests, conducting research, networking with professionals, developing job application materials, and building interview skills. Students build a professional online presence and prepare a plan for life after SAIC. Students must secure their internships before the first day of class. After students secure their internship, they must fill out the internship inquiry form and contact Angela Lopez at alopez17@saic.edu to have their internship approved and register for the class. 

CAPX Internships courses, 4001 and 5001

The CAPX Internship is designed to provide students an opportunity to extend their education beyond the classroom and gain experience as interns in professional arts-related environments. CAPX Internship 4001/5001 is a course. Students are assigned a faculty member who serves as a mentor and leads four required group seminars, an individual student meeting, and a site visit. Students can earn either 1.5 (requiring 70 hours of work) or 3 (requires 140 hours of work) credits. Credit is awarded by the faculty member. After students secure their internship, they must fill out the internship inquiry form and contact Angela Lopez at alopez17@saic.edu to have their internship approved and register for the class. 

F-1 visa international students cannot work off campus unless they receive course credit through one of the internship courses and receive Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization. Visit International Affairs for more information.