Career and Internship Resource Communities

The College of Arts and Humanities has developed resource communities to assist students in their search for career and internship. Students can view academic programs by visiting the program webpage. If students would like to attend a workshop or set up an appointment, they may visit the career development webpage.

Law school is an exciting prospect for any student. Students within the College of Arts and Humanities may find law school as the next step in their professional development. Many law school students have a strong foundation in writing and research. Both skills are developed within the College of Arts and Humanities in majors such as English and History.

JSU | Undergraduate Studies and Special Programs | Pre-Law Information

The Law School Admission Council | LSAC

Faulkner Law – Faulkner Law

University of Alabama School of Law (ua.edu)

Cumberland School of Law | Samford University

A degree from the Department of Art and Design offers a comprehensive professional education in the study and practice of visual art and design. Employers are interested in creative solutions and innovative thinking, so art and design majors work in various fields. Many students seek employment opportunities in the fields of graphic design, web design, UI/UX, motion graphics, animation, illustration, art history, photography, museum curation, social media management, fashion design, marketing, interior design, and cinematography.

The Department of Art and Design provides opportunities for professional experiences through service learning in a few courses, internship credit via ART 481 Internship in Graphic Design and ART 486 Internship in Museum Work, and practical experience in ART 434 Graphic Design Workshop. JSU art and design students have held internships at numerous sites, a few of which are listed below:

  • Gadsden Museum of Art
  • Walnut Gallery
  • Anniston Museum and Gardens
  • Anniston Army Depot
  • JSU Longleaf Studios
  • JSU Theatre
  • JSU Marketing Services
  • JSU College of Arts and Humanities Dean’s Office
  • JSU Housing Services
  • JSU Athletics
  • Creedmoor Sports
  • Cahaba Design Company
  • Knight Eady Creative
  • Hood Packaging

All employment opportunities can be discussed in detail with your Career Development Coordinator.

Internship Quick Links:

AMG

Gadsden Museum of Art Internships

The Woodruff Arts Center

Birmingham Museum of Art

Americans for the Arts

National Gallery of Art

MoMA

Disney

Graphic Design Degree Hub

Students majoring in theatre and film gain skills in the fields of production, performance, and film. Theatre students can explore opportunities in professional theatre by auditioning for roles with various performing arts companies. Film students can learn hands-on techniques and gain professional experience by spending time at studios during the summer months. Students usually need to travel to urban areas for these career opportunities, but some students find such work on the JSU campus through Longleaf Studios, JSU Athletics, or JSU Marketing Services. Such opportunities can be explored more in depth by meeting with your Career Development Coordinator.

The Department of Theatre and Film provides opportunities for professional development through main stage productions, department films, student films, and in partnerships with The Shakespeare Project and Longleaf Studios. JSU theatre and film students have held internships or summer employment at numerous sites, a few of which are listed below:

  • Utah Shakespeare Festival
  • The Lost Colony
  • Stage Door Manor
  • Des Moines Metro Opera
  • The Shakespeare Project
  • Longleaf Studios

Internship Quick Links:

Sidewalk Film Festival Internships

Alliance Theatre internships

True Colors Theatre Company internships

Atlanta Film Society Internships 

Trilith Studios internships 

Filmtribe internships 

Warner media

Marvel Internships 

Theatrical Outfit Internships 

Disney

Hot Points Media

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Career Opportunities

Alabama Film Festivals

Oxford Performing Arts Center

Blumenthal Performing Arts

Internships – The Woodruff Arts Center (woodruffcenter.org)

Students working on a degree in English can develop careers in a variety of fields. Many graduates have gone on to pursue law degrees, work in education, and much more. Below, students will find links to websites that may be of interest. Career fields include, but are not limited to, writer, reporter, communications, librarian, lawyer, research analyst, editor, and publisher. For complete details on what you can do with an English major, please visit the English Department’s Careers for English Majors website.

To prepare students for “real world” work, the English Department offers the following experiences:

EH 491 Internship and the English Department Internship Program
  • EH 490/590 Writing Center Practicum that provides hands-on experience tutoring writing
  • EH 330 Writing for the Web that gives students the opportunity to write web content for JSU websites
  • EH 482 Grantwriting that walks students through writing their first grants
  • EH 355 Publishing Practicum that gives students hands-on experiences publishing a literary journal
  • EH 435 Creative Collective, the English Department’s in-house “publishing company,” provides students with professional writing project-based learning for campus and community partners

Internship Quick Links:

English Department Internship Program

Careers Internships – HarperCollins

Grant Writing Intern — Humans for Education

Screenwriting Interns listings (entertainmentcareers.net)

Internships - Warner Bros. Careers (warnerbroscareers.com)

Remote Development Internships | Television Academy Foundation (emmys.com)

Students pursuing a degree in Music at JSU usually have a concentration in music education. That major includes professional experience via a teaching internship (see the College of Education webpage). Other concentrations, General Music and Performance, provide professional experience as well through private studio teaching, music academies, and working with semi-professional choirs and/or instrumental ensembles. All music students gain professional experience through performances culminating in a Capstone performance such as the Junior or Senior Recital. The Department of Music encourages students to pursue additional internship and employment opportunities, and music alumni have successful careers in a variety of sectors, including the law, non-profit and government work, the music industry, and more.

The Department of Music provides opportunities for professional experiences through numerous ensemble and recital courses and internship credit via MU 487. JSU Music students have held internships at numerous sites, a few of which are listed below:

  • Drum Corps International (DCI)
  • Winter Guard International (WGI)
  • Oxford Performing Arts Center
  • Alabama Symphony Orchestra
  • JSU Music Academy
  • Jamison Taylor’s School of Music

Listed below are a few record labels that offer internship opportunities to those interested in entering the music industry.

Internship Quick Links:

internships | Big Machine Label Group

Warner Music Group Careers (wmg.com)

INTERNSHIP - 11th Street Studios

Madison Records

BRAVO OCEAN STUDIOS - Bravo Ocean Studios

Recording Studio in Atlanta Record Label in Atlanta Artist Development (razorsharprecordssouth.com)

Drum Corps International employment opportunities (dci.org)

Third Man Records - Careers and Internships

internships | Big Machine Label Group

Warner Music Group Careers (wmg.com)

The study of History provides students with a toolbox of skills that are useful in a wide variety of fields, from museum management and insurance to program development and education. A History degree prepares students to apply to law schools, MBA programs, and other graduate programs. Below are resources designed to give students insight and a starting point in their search. Students should always meet with their Career Development Coordinator to discuss more detailed career fields and opportunities.

History Internship Quick Links:



Students pursuing a degree in Foreign Languages can find employment in a variety of fields. These include non-profit organizations, translation, education, international business, and much more. Foreign language students may conduct research at academic institutions and other organizations. Below are resources designed to give students insight and a starting point in their search. Students should always meet with their Career Development Coordinator to discuss more detailed career fields and opportunities.

Foreign Language Internships Quick Links:

A degree in Integrated Studies prepares students for a variety of employment. Below is a list to help students begin their search for internships and employment. However, students will need to meet with the Career Development Coordinator to discuss more personalized career setting goals.

Internship Quick Links:

The Law School Admission Council | LSAC

USAJOBS - The Federal Government's official employment site

Internships – Internship Search and Intern Jobs | Chegg Internships

https://www.linkedin.com

Jobs & Internships for College Students and Recent Grads | WayUp