Internships in the Graphic Design & Visual Communication Major

Create a Highly Marketable Design Résumé

Because you'll start building and refining your design skills in your first semester, you'll be qualified for internships sooner than many of your peers at other institutions. When you begin to apply for internships and jobs, you'll have the tools you need to stand out in a highly competitive market.

You'll have opportunities to intern with a variety of agencies and businesses, from internationally known companies—such as Solidarity of Unbridled Labour, Burton, Rome Snowboard Design, and Select Design—to local not-for-profit organizations. Through our Emergent Media Center and other Centers of Experience, you can work alongside students from other disciplines to complete design projects for real clients.

Recent Internship Locations for Graphic Design & Visual Communication Majors

Seventh Generation
Alchemy & Science
Driven Studio
Solidarity of Unbridled Labour
Rome Snowboards
Select Design
FUSE Marketing
Burton Snowboards

How We Prepare You for Experiential Learning

We want you to be well prepared for your first internship, externship, or other fieldwork. After your first year of exploratory practical education, you'll be ready to work with your Career Advisor to take the next step.  

  • The Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to get extensive classroom learning and hands-on experience with industry professionals in your first year, which gives you the real-world skills and qualifications needed to begin taking an internship or externship as early as the summer before your sophomore year.
  • Champlain's Career Collaborative will help you develop your professional résumé and hone your interview skills. Early on in your studies, you'll be able to show employers what you know.
  • Your professors will become your reliable mentors, pointing out the strategic academic and co-curricular activities that will help you build your professional skill set and enhance your résumé.

Local and national employers turn to Champlain for college interns because they are better prepared to work in professional environments than the majority of their peers from other institutions. Many Champlain graduates receive full- and part-time job offers from the organizations where they first took their internships or externships.

Read more about Champlain graduates' Career Success.