In the Internship students have the opportunity to link their academic environment to professional practice. The Internship is typically taken the summer before senior year. In the spring of junior year, students are required to secure an Internship from a pre-approved industrial design firm, individual or corporation (or the equivalent). During the internship students are mentored and given the opportunity to work alongside designers in a variety of roles giving them valuable insights into the inner workings of industrial design. Skills reinforced: industry awareness.