Two keys to career success: what you know and who you know.
You’ll have opportunities to experience your chosen field through internships, field trips, sponsored contests, mentorships, and more. You’ll connect with people who matter—industry leaders, job creators, and entrepreneurs looking for the next great graduate: you!
Roll up your sleeves. Internships are like a dress rehearsal for the career you’re working so hard to have. Internships give you a taste of the real world: an insider’s view of your future field’s habits, culture, and demands. You’ll learn everything from how to do a great job at any job to how to network within a company. FIT’s internships take full advantage of our New York City location and extensive industry ties, so you’ll have access to leading retailers, manufacturers, designers, TV networks, advertising agencies, consumer magazines, and corporations.
A FEW OF THE MANY PLACES STUDENTS HAVE INTERNED
- Kenneth Cole
- Alice + Olivia
- The Webby Awards
- Alison Brod Marketing + Communications
- Opening Ceremony
- American Museum of Natural History
- Christian Louboutin
- Giorgio Armani
- Ogilvy & Mather
FIT Faculty “Twofer”
Our faculty of working professionals bring real-world experience to the classroom. FIT’s full-time Art and Design and Business and Technology faculty are hired with six to 10 years of industry experience. Many own businesses and design studios or hold executive positions at major corporations. Through their expertise and ties to industry, you’ll gain insider insights into your field and valuable connections that can make all the difference to your career.
Career and Internship Center
Preparing for a brilliant career in a field you love starts on day one. The FIT Career and Internship Center helps connect you with internships and provides supportive career guidance and job placement assistance after graduation.
Career and Internship Center services are free and open to students and alumni for life. This includes access to our extensive job bank with regularly updated listings and new opportunities. Be sure to visit the center soon after you arrive on campus—and stay in touch throughout your career!