Experiential Learning Opportunities in the Fine Arts
Experiential learning opportunities are key when investigating careers in the arts, whether internships, job shadows, or informational interviews. Below is a list of locations where St. Olaf students have completed art-related experiential learning activities since 2000. Categories include: Theaters, Entertainment/Production, Museums/Galleries/Studios, Music/Performing Arts, Architecture, Education and Miscellaneous.
Use this list to get started and to spark your creativity – there are numerous organizations not mentioned here that may also offer opportunities!
Categories of organizations include:
- Museums, Galleries, Studios
- Music/Performing Arts
- Larson-Brenner Architects – Architectural firm located in Stillwater, MN.
- Rice Fergus Architects – Located in Bremerton, WA.
- SMSQ Architects – Architectural firm located in Northfield, MN.
- Art Org – Community art-based organization located in Northfield, MN.
- Carver-Scott Educational Cooperative – Prenatal to adult educational service provider located in Chaska, MN.
- Universite Methodiste au Katanga – Educational center in Democratic Republic of Congo.
- Banzai Entertainment Inc. – Film, music, & production studio located in Carrboro, NC.
- Manitou Messenger, St. Olaf College – St. Olaf newspaper.
- Net Source – Chicago website design organization.
- The Playwrights Center – Theater production studio located in Minneapolis, MN.
- ArtOnWater Gallery – Art gallery located in downtown Northfield.
- Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College – located in Dittman.
- Minneapolis Institute of Arts – Museum internships.
- National Gallery of Art – Located in Washington, D.C.
- Rockford Art Museum – Located in Rockford, IL.
- Swope Art Museum – Located in Terre Haute, IN.
- WolcottArt – studio work with local artist and art instructor Jennifer Wolcott.
- American Dance Festival – Located at Duke University in Durham, NC.
- Center for Hmong Arts & Talent – Hmong theater located in St. Paul, MN.
- Minnesota Orchestral Association – Located in Minneapolis, MN.
- Mu Performing Arts – Pan-Asian performing arts organization and theatre in Minneapolis, MN.
- St. Paul Chamber Orchestra – Development, education, marketing & public relations, and operations internships.
- Frank Theatre – Social, political, and cultural concern theater located in Minneapolis, MN.
- The Jungle Theater – Located in Minneapolis, MN.
- Madison Repertory Theatre – Located in Madison, WI.
- Muskegon Civic Theatre – Located in Muskegon, MI.
- Northlight Theater – Located in Skokie, IL.
- Ozark Actors Theatre – Located in Rolla, MO.
- Southern Theater – Located in Minneapolis, MN.
- Stages Theatre Company – Educational theatre company located in Hopkins, MN.
- Around the Coyote Arts Organization – – Non-profit, multidisciplinary art promoter in Chicago, IL.
- Farnam St Limited II, LLC – Full-service national leasing company located in Minneapolis, MN.
- Midwest of Cannon Falls – Candle and home decor company.
- Satchidananda Ashram/Yogaville – NGO spiritual center located in Buckingham County, VA.
GENERAL INTERNSHIP POSTINGS
Where To Look-CEL Internship Search Resources
These organizations provide information, networking, and additional training opportunities and may offer student memberships at a discount.
American Craft Council
Graphic Artists Guild
Arts and Healing Network
National Sculpture Society
LINKS which provide additional information beyond internships in the following areas.
Electronic Media / Broadcasting