student work
Internships & Travel

Every year the School of Art has students that hold internships, either during the school year or during the summer recess. Although there is no restriction to where the internship is held, our most common sites are in the Bloomington/Normal area and Chicago.
Read about student experiences with internships.

Although most of the internship sites listed here are concentrated in the design area, students routinely intern in museums,  galleries, and major art centers.

The University offers travel courses each year and our students study at a wide variety of international locations. During May Term, Professor Strandberg takes students to Barcelona to study photography. Students have also studied art in Italy, London, Amsterdam, Ireland and Ghana.

We are affiliated with two program that provide internships and urban study:

Chicago Arts Program

Washington Semester Program



  • Thomas Bradley Illustration & Design
  • Creative Slides & Advertising
  • Gould Advertising
  • Web Soft
  • Eureka Williams
  • Progressive Impressions International

Chicago Internships:

  • R29 Design
  • American Pediatric Association
  • Bagby Design
  • Monaco/Viola Design
  • Duffy Design Works


  • Illinois Graphics
  • Bloomington Offset BOPI
  • Starnet Digital Printing