Robert Frank III '14
Robert Frank III '14 stands in front of a painting he created in collaboration with his brother, William Frank '14

Art Internship Spotlight

Robert Frank III '14

Robert "Trey" Frank had the opportunity to work with Information Technology Services and the Office of Communications to redesign Illinois Wesleyan's public website.

It all started with a recommendation from his graphic design professor, Sherilyn McElroy, who sent an email to Curtis Kelch, director of Web Services.

This turned into a paid internship with ITS during the Summer of 2013. During that internship, Robert proved his value so much that he was given the job of redesigning the entire website by Matt Kurz, vice president for communications. The summer internship turned into a full-time job as web designer for the University.

Frank worked with the following software to produce the finished web design:

  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • OmniUpdate Campus
  • Dreamweaver

This internship has allowed me, a student, to be a part of the institution's website redesign for the first time. I learned what it takes to transform a mockup into a working site. From the people I have had the privilege of working with to the real-world knowledge I have gained, this has been a life altering experience.

Robert Frank III '14

 


 

Art students consistently secure internships, either during the school year or during the summer recess. Recent internships include:

Design/Creative internships in central Illinois area:

  • Country Financial
  • State Farm
  • Starnet Digital Printing
  • Jimmy John’s Corporate Office (Champaign)
  • Normal Cornbelters Baseball
  • ISU Athletics
  • Sodexo Food Service
  • Milestones Early Learning Center

Design/Creative internships in Chicago area:

  • Jet Magazine
  • Point B Communications
  • Newell Rubbermaid
  • Panduit Corporation

Museums & Arts Administration internships:

  • McLean County Arts Center
  • Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • Ravinia Festival

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

ACM Chicago Program: Arts, Entrepreneurship & Urban Studies

Washington Semester Program at American University

Prospective Students

Have you ever wondered what internships you can do with a specific major? Are you curious about where IWU students intern?

The Hart Career Center has compiled IWU student internships over the past five years and paired them with the intern's major (or majors) at Illinois Wesleyan. Have fun exploring internship options!

Recent internships held by IWU Art majors.

Current Students

The Hart Career Center assists students with attaining their future career goals - supporting students while they are in school and after they graduate! Some of the Career Center services include:

  • Career guidance and exploration
  • Internship planning and search support
  • Resume development and practice interviews
  • Graduate and professional school preparation
  • Job search and recruiting assistance

The Career Center coordinates the centralized campus internship program and maintains Titan CareerLink, an updated online database of internships and post-graduate job opportunities. Visit the Hart Career Center early and often to keep your career plans on a successful path.