Through internships, students build career-enhancing skills and experiences, and your department benefits from focused intern roles that add value and capacity to your team.
Within an evolving 21st century arts industry, research supports paid internships as one way to help students develop transferable skills and gain tangible experiences in preparation for their future careers. A recent SNAAP special report found that, in addition to gaining skills such as interpersonal skills, comfort with technology, and entrepreneurial/business skills through internships, students further benefit from growing their professional networks through mentoring relationships formed in these roles. Overall, students who held paid internships are more likely to stay employed in the arts and indicated higher overall job satisfaction.
In light of the many benefits of internships, Peabody LAUNCHPad and JHU’s University Experiential Learning department encourage and support the development of various on-campus internships at Peabody. The process is simple! Internships can be created by transforming existing on-campus student jobs, or by hiring new positions altogether. Here are the basic parameters:
The internship structure is entirely flexible to the needs of your department. Here is one potential framework and timeline for an academic year internship, to consider as a suggestion.
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