Art and Art History

Internships and Careers

English writing and studio art major, Kelly Haberstroh, completed an internship at the Art Institute of Chicago. She said, taking this internship at such an outstanding institution was one of the best decisions in her academic and professional life.English writing and studio art major, Kelly Haberstroh, completed an internship at the Art Institute of Chicago. She said, taking this internship at such an outstanding institution was one of the best decisions in her academic and professional life.

Art internships allow students to put the knowledge they have learned in the classroom to work in a variety of different avenues. Our art interns take advantage of the rich culture available in Chicago.

Creativity is an asset for job seekers.Creative thinking is one of the top three most important characteristics of top-qualified job candidates, according to a recent CareerBuilder.com survey. Those trained in art and art history have the ability to express distinctive perspectives and make creative decisions.

Today’s businesses are looking for job candidates that distinguish themselves to employers as “one-of-a-kind.” The best employees are flexible and resourceful. Art and art history majors are particularly in tune with the flow of ideas in contemporary culture. Along with critical observational skills and the ability to evaluate visual information, these capably trained young adults translate these trends for others using creative materials and methods. Now more than ever, art and art history majors are poised to step into many roles in the work world.

Past internship sites include:
  • Chicago Children’s Museum
  • Chicago History Museum
  • Chicago Public Radio
  • Christie’s Auction House
  • Field Museum of Chicago
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation
  • Illinois Arts Council
  • Mongerson Wunderich Gallerie
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

For more information about internships at Lake Forest College, please visit the Internships page.