Internships are critical experiences that offer insight into the industry while also laying the foundation for networking. The recruiting process in this industry varies and many positions become available on a case-per-case basis. Some employers will request a portfolio or work samples that can be either multimedia, audio/visual, or written, depending on the job and role.
Some opportunities in the Arts and Creative fields are unpaid. Apply for a CXD Funded Internship Grant to cover your costs while you pursue summer opportunities to explore the arts.
Meet Alumni Working in the Field
Connecting with alumni, shadowing an expert, and conducting information interviews are essential for learning more about careers in the arts. Bowdoin alumni are eager to
Follow Industry News and Trends
- Every industry typically has a trade publication which is worth reading weekly. Examples include: AdWeek, Entertainment Weekly, Hollywood Reporter, PRWeek, and ApparelNews.
- Check out the arts, leisure, and industry sections of daily newspapers such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, both available for free to Bowdoin students.
- Explore cultural publications like VICE, Dazed, New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Harper’s, and Wired.
- Check out Art & Letters Daily--a one-source stop for trending articles, news, and reporting.
- Puruse the Bowdoin Library to see what magazines and publications are available for free to students.
Attend Arts Events
Take advantage of all the art and culture programming and events on campus from student clubs and guest lectures to film screenings and exhibitions at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, in addition to CXD Explore Programming. Students can log into Handshake to browse events and sign up!