DTC Internships

Learn While Doing

Completing an internship is an ideal way to gain experience and expand your portfolio. An internship  expands your perspective, increases your skills, and makes you stand out to potential employers.

In the last year of the program, you have the choice between completing an Internship or a Senior Seminar. The following outlines the process for obtaining and completing the internship credit.

How to Get an Internship

Your internship should specifically apply to the DTC degree and your career goals following graduation. It must:

  • Be obtained by you via personal connections or communications, the DTC Facebook Page, or WSU Tri-Cities Career Development Office
  • Involve interaction with new technologies
  • Be approved and coordinated by a member of the DTC faculty
How to Enroll

To enroll in your internship you must complete a packet and submit it to a member of the DTC faculty. The faculty member will review the packet and sign the form if the internship is approved.

The packet must then be taken to your Academic Advisor who will enroll you in the course. The packet must include a one to two page statement of intent that includes a detailed description of:

How to Receive A Passing Grade

To receive a passing grade you must:

  • Meet with the member of the DTC faculty coordinating your internship monthly to discuss your experience
    Complete a WSU Tri-Cities Career Services Resume Workshop (including the necessary follow up). Workshop dates can be found online on the WSU Tri-Cities Career Services webpage.
  • Turn in two copies (if printed) of your portfolio to the faculty member coordinating your internship.
  • Your portfolio can be electronic or printed and appropriately packaged. The faculty member will keep one copy of your portfolio. The portfolio must include:
    • An hour log signed by your supervisor indicating that you have worked a minimum of 135 hours per 3 WSU credit hours (This averages to approximately 9 hours per week over the course of a traditional semester)
    • An updated copy of your resume
    • A letter of recommendation from your supervisor on company letterhead
    • All of the DTC related/creative work that you completed during your internship. This section of your portfolio must be arranged thoughtfully and be able to be used in an employment application or interview setting to demonstrate the caliber of your work.
    • Include images and project descriptions that explain your role in the project, the purpose of the project, and the technical skills needed to complete the project.

DTC Faculty

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Douglas GastCollege of Arts & Sciences, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Director of The Art CenterWest 101B509-372-7185
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Peter ChristensonCollege of Arts & Sciences, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Digital Technology & CultureWest 101D509-372-7285
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Sena Clara CrestonCollege of Arts & Sciences, Clinical Assistant Professor, Fine ArtsWest 101E509-372-7419
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