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Internships happen at the end of a student's junior year or during their senior year. Students work a day a week or more in placements in Chicago or the suburbs. This experience connects the content and studio practices on campus to the working world.

It is the final way that Trinity's Art Studio and Art Education programs connect personal instruction to Chicago's vibrant professional arts and design scenes. Here professionally active faculty members are often able to use professional networks to connect students to internships that help them after graduation.

Fine Art Internships

Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL
Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL
City of Chicago Public Art Program, Chicago, IL
LA Film Consortium, Los Angeles, CA
NYCAMS, The New York Center for Art and Media Studies, New York City, NY
Packer Schoff Gallery, Chicago, IL
Studio Assistant at Cream Co., with Artist Marie Crane Bergman, Chicago, IL
Studio Assistant to Artist, Cat Chow, Chicago, IL
Studio Assistant to Artist, David Klamen, Chicago, IL
Studio Assistant to Artist, John Bakker, Chicago, IL
Stevenson Photography, Lockport, IL
The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Hammond, IN
The Chicago Semester, Chicago, IL

Graphic DesignInternships

All Purpose Printing, Alsip, IL
C & J Silkscreening, Mokena, IL
Care Net Pregnancy Center, Downers Grove, IL
Cultivate Studios, Chicago, IL
Developing Communities Project, Chicago, IL
Ellens & Associates Advertising, Downer’s Grove, IL
Firerose Video Production, Chicago, IL
Foote, Cohn and Belding, Chicago, IL
Hanna, Zappa and Polz, Inc., Westchester, IL
JMC Studios, Inc., Chicago, IL
Little Bear Sign & Banner, Lewiston, MI
Midwest Suburban Publishing, Tinley Park, IL
Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc, Chicago, IL
Prestige Portraits, Mokena, IL
Proximity Magazine, Chicago, Il
Resourceful Bag & Tag, Palos Heights, IL
Relay World Wide, Chicago, IL
The Marketing Store, Oak Brook, IL
Trinity Christian College, Office of Marketing and Communications, Palos Heights, IL
Racing Champions Corporation, Glen Ellyn, IL
Turn Key Communications Services, Inc., Chicago, IL
Tyndale Publishing, Carol Stream, IL
Valley View Industries, Crestwood, IL
Vans Floral Design, Alsip, IL
World Vision, Seattle, WA


Art Education Internships

Student teaching internships are arranged through the Education Department. Art Education students do a 17 week placement that includes work in an elementary and secondary school. Students have been placed in public and private schools across Chicago and the south suburbs.

Internships help to create professional networks for students. Those networks lead to professional success. You can see examples of what our alumni have done with their art degree from Trinity here.

Cultivate Studios is a design, production and marketing company founded by graduates of Trinty's Art and Design programs.
Cultivate Studios, a e design and production company, founded by Trinity art and business graduates