CCA students are highly encouraged to take advantage of valuable internship opportunities during their time with us. Studies have shown that students completing an internship while in school have a significantly higher rate of employment success post graduation. Several of our degree programs require an internship as part of the graduation requirement but even if it is not required for your particular major, the Career Development team hopes that you will pursue this avenue of experiential learning. We are here to support you in the process.
Read this article on internship success from CollegePlus.
Below, you will find an impressive list of employers highlighting just some of the industry partners where CCA students have acquired real-world training and developed strong professional relationships.
Note: The following is a sample list; it is not intended to be exhaustive. We encourage you to visit your major of interest for a listing of internships designed to meet the specific requirements of your degree path. Contact the Career Development Office if you would like to inquire further about any employer listed here or elsewhere on the CCA website.
Representative CCA Student Internship Providers
Abercrombie & Fitch
East Bay Habitat for Humanity
Industrial Light & Magic
Intersection for the Arts
Levi Strauss & Co.
Museum of Children’s Art, Oakland
Oakland Museum of California
Perkins & Will
Pixar Animation Studios
Richard Barnes Photography
San Francisco Center for the Book
San Francisco International Film Festival
San Francisco Magazine
San Francisco Opera
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Studio One Art Center, Oakland
Bernard Tschumi Architects