CCA students are highly encouraged to take advantage of valuable internship opportunities during their time with us.

Studies have shown students who complete an internship while in school have a significantly higher rate of employment success following graduation.

Review the studies »

Several of our degree programs require an internship as part of the graduation requirement, but even when not required, the Career Development team hopes you will pursue this avenue of experiential learning. We are here to support you in the process.

Read a CollegePlus article that addresses internship success »

Below you will find an impressive list of employers highlighting some of the industry partners where CCA students have acquired real-world training and developed strong professional relationships.

Contact the Career Development Office if you would like to inquire further about any employer listed here or elsewhere on the CCA website.

Past Internship Providers

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.

Abercrombie & Fitch
A.C.T.
Apple
Chronicle Books
Comedy Central
Conserve Inc.
East Bay Habitat for Humanity
Esquire
frog design
fuseproject
Gap
Gensler
Gymboree
HOK
IDEO
Intel
Industrial Light & Magic
Intersection for the Arts
Landor Associates
Levi Strauss & Co.
LucasArts
lulelemon
Lunar
Mattel
Museum of Children’s Art, Oakland
Newsweek
North Face
Oakland Museum of California
OgilvyOne
Organic Inc.
Oracle Corporation
Pentagram
Perkins & Will
Pilara Foundation
Pixar Animation Studios
Pottery Barn
RazorFish
ReadyMade
Richard Barnes Photography
San Francisco Center for the Book
San Francisco International Film Festival
San Francisco Magazine
SFMOMA
San Francisco Opera
SF Camerawork
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Smart Design
SmithGroup
Studio One Art Center, Oakland
Sony Imageworks
Bernard Tschumi Architects
Vanderbyl Design
Vanity Fair
Williams Sonoma