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Internships and Research


At the beginning of each academic year, the Art Department hosts a potluck dinner for all of Clemson’s BFA and MFA students. The potluck serves an opportunity for students to enjoy a meal, talk with their classmates and hear exciting and crucial information regarding internship, scholarship, research and travel opportunities.

The department believes strongly in fostering student research and co-curricular activities such as internships. Both Bachelor and Masters Candidates have gained crucial skills while gaining relative experience as a student. Here is a sampling of advertised and obtained internship opportunities:


In recent years, the department as advertised opportunities and/or Clemson Fine Arts students have held internships with the following organization and locations:

- The Art Cellar Summer Internships in Greenville, SC

- Anthropologie art displays in Greenville, SC

- Cherokee Museum in Walhalla, SC

- City Internships photography and social media intern in London, UK

- Museum of Fine Arts intern in Boston, Massachusetts

- Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) in Greenville, SC

- Shadowing art therapists and teaching art classes in Tanzania, Africa

- Rensing Center in Pickens, SC

- Demonstrate ceramic and painting studio area at Artisphere in Greenville, SC

- Younique Beauty Photography in Easley, SC


The department is supportive of student research and often times, the art department will help fund or help find funding for such efforts. Here is a sample of locations where students have completed their research:

- International Society for Ceramic Art Education and Exchange (ISCAEE) Symposium in China

- Graduate research Art Department scholarship applied to summer research in Italy and Honduras

- National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) annual conference. While at the conference, several ceramic students experienced numerous ceramic lectures, demonstrations and artwork in Kansas City, Missouri and Portland, Oregon. 

INTERNSHIP EMPLOYEES Please read this PDF on how to create an art internship and email your position and any questions to

ART STUDENTS Please direct any art student questions regarding contacting employers or organizations listed on this web page to