Externships and Internships
The Modern College of Design offers two different experiential learning opportunities that create value for your organization and our students. Each program offers unique benefits depending on your needs and goals. Learn whether an externship or internship would be best for your business.
An extern is right for your business if you want:
A student who is about to graduate and is eligible for employment
A student who can work full time
A student who has successfully completed two years of design study with a completed portfolio with proven proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, and Premiere Pro
A student familiar with HTML/CSS
A formal, structured program
The next externship session starts Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, and concludes Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019
Businesses that participate in the program must have a physical location and undergo a site evaluation during the student's externship
Students must be able to work at least 35 hours per week for four weeks
Students must have a designated supervisor who records attendance, completes a performance evaluation, and provides feedback
Students receive course credit for the externship and it is a mandatory part of their graduation requirements
Approximately 60% of externships are paid opportunities; preference is give to those employers who provide compensation to students
An intern is right for your business if you want:
An entry-level student who can complete basic graphic design projects
Short-term help with specific assignments or projects
Flexible work hours
To begin a relationship with The Modern College of Design that is less formal and less structured
To have the student work out of their own home or a co-working space
Internships generally take place in the summer between a student's first and second year at The Modern
Businesses that offer internships need not have a physical location, but must offer students regular check-ins with a supervisor who can answer questions
No minimum or maximum hours
Students do not receive course credit for internships
Internships can be paid or unpaid
Emerge Internship Program
The Modern offers a more structured internship program ("Emerge") open to nonprofit organizations in the Dayton/Columbus/Cincinnati area. Emerge pairs first-year students with a nonprofit for 15-20 hours per week over the course of 8 weeks in the summer.
Graduates from The Modern are uniquely skilled to take on the demands of tomorrow. We are happy to connect our new and experienced graduates with relevant positions you may have in the design field. Please fill out the form below to get started.
Agencies and businesses alike frequently hire our graduates as:
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We could tell you how talented, disciplined, and prepared our alumni are after graduating from The Modern. We could talk about how our graduates are ready for the hottest careers in the design world. But the work speaks for itself.