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Career Support and Internships

Develop skills that translate in today's culture of innovation and creativity.

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At VCUarts, we believe creative equals employable. Innovative thinkers are actively sought out by employers from a wide swath of industries, all of whom want to bring new perspectives to their organizations.

A VCUarts education will help you discover your career path and develop your artistic brand, while internships will put classroom instruction into context and put you face-to-face with colleagues and employers. Our students intern all over Richmond and around the country, from historic galleries to powerhouse design firms to museums, performance groups and businesses of all sizes.

When it comes to professional prep, we’ll make sure you’re ready to launch:

  • VCU Career Services provides a wide array of free services and guidance for undergraduate students, from picking a major and researching graduate schools to prepping for a high-stakes interview and landing that big job.
  • VCUarts Internship Support Grants will provide you with the extra financial boost you need to say “yes” to your dream internship.
  • The Writing Center is the perfect place to workshop that huge research paper you’ve been working on, or get feedback on your artist statement.
  • Handshake at VCU is your one-stop-shop for browsing available jobs and internships. Even after you graduate, you’ll retain access to Handshake for life.