Internship Structure

MS in Leadership for Creative Industries students complete an internship within the creative sector.The internship component of the MSLCE program is a culminating experience where students apply what they have learned in the classroom to a real-world setting. The internship also provides valuable industry experience that will give students a valuable edge when applying for full-time opportunities or starting their own enterprise.

Internship requirements

A full-time internship requires that students are gaining a minimum of 24 hours per week (for 8 weeks) of onsite supervised experience in a role and within in an organization relevant to the MSLCE curriculum.

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While students are completing their onsite experience at a business or organization, students are enrolled in a 3-credit online course that provides a structure for maximizing the internship experience through learning objectives, industry research, network building, as well as career planning for post-graduation. Through the internship experience students develop connections with professionals who will not only assist them with implementing their learning, but who can also help them develop a network of connections that will launch their career.

How do students find an internship?

Students have access to the resources of EPICS and NCA for their internship search. A dedicated EPICS liaison for the MSLCE program assists students with their search, providing opportunity leads, feedback on application materials, and coaching.

Where can it be?

Your internship can be anywhere in the world. Students have previously found internships in LA, New York, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Anchorage, Hong Kong, Shanghai and more!

When can I complete my internship?

Full-time internships for credit take place in the summer quarter. Students are welcome and encouraged to find part-time internship experiences during the other quarters and can enroll in a non-credit course during the fall, winter, and spring quarters.

What if I’m not interested in an internship?

For students who are not interested in completing an internship or who may be at a point in their careers where an internship is not viable/desirable, a thesis option is available. Students select a research topic and secure a thesis advisor, completing the thesis over the summer quarter.

Internships in Action

MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises student Sarah Bergeson at internship with Theatre in the Park

Sarah Bergeson
Class of 2016
Shawnee Mission Theatre in the Park
Kansas City, KS
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Paige Lester
Class of 2017
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, D.C.
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