Internships are just one type of experiential education offered at Pratt. Every institution has a slightly different model for their internship program and at Pratt, internships are defined as a short-term position related to a student's education path or professional pursuit; one that is guided by a professional. Internships can be compensation bearing, paid and unpaid and are designed to provide experience in - and exposure - to a professional environment for aritists or designers.
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Pratt students are offered weekly Internship Workshops for comprehensive information regarding being a Pratt intern.
Internship Workshop includes:
- The internship process
- Components to applying and registration
- Appointments with career counselors and how they can help you
- Contact information for departmental internship faculty
- Internship Contracts and legal guidelines
- Legal and ethical internship issues
- Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and the Office of International Affairs
- FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act)
- Obtaining a Learning Contract and/or Intern Agreement and why the contract is important
- How to obtain academic credit for an internship
Career Counselor appointments cover the following and more:
o Preparing for an interview (resume, cover letter, portfolio development)
o Research internship opportunities using PrattPro (student.prattpro.com) and other methods