Graphic + Media Design students are doing amazing things in the “real-world” thanks to our well-established internship program. Sage students have done internships in Boston, New York City, London and throughout the greater Capital Region of New York. Students cite the program as one of their best experiences at Sage, and many of our alumni have been hired as a direct result of their internships.
On the right: Sage student Robert Simpson’s cover design for the British magazine The Big Issue, completed during his internship.
An internship is pre-professional work experience related to your major. An internship enables you to connect the knowledge and skills you have gained in your coursework with real world applications, gives you insights into the dynamics of the field in which you are working, fosters the development of professional skills and is absolutely necessary for a strong resume.
An internship can also provide you with the answer to that age-old question: “What can I do with this major?” Finally, if your plans include graduate school, an internship can be helpful. Many graduate schools look for evidence of experience in the field and an internship can provide that experience.
Typically, students complete their internships when they are in their junior year or early in their senior year.
Many of our internships are located throughout the Albany area, but there are numerous regional, national and international opportunities available. Students typically attend Sage as full-time students while working part-time at their internship location. Summer breaks allow for long distance internships and can be a great way to advance your skills!