BGSUGD takes the internship experience very seriously, beginning in 2012 all BGSU Graphic Design majors have been required to complete an internship for class credit to earn a BFA degree. With this in mind, the information found in this summary is focused on our required internship. In order for a business or organization to become an approved for BGSUGD internships, the potential internship site needs to provide a solid, appropriate, educational environment for our students. The text below lists capabilities, facilities and people that we believe necessary to generate a valuable educational setting for our students.
Internship partners must be:
- Graphic Design Firm established for five-plus years; active in print and/or web design
- Advertising Agency
- Design/Brand Consultancy
- Printer sheetfed and/or web
- Television Station
- Publisher magazine, book, newspaper, etc.
- In-House Design Department fully-staffed, working within an business, organization, etc.
Internship mentors /supervisors must have a solid graphic design background:
Eight-plus years in the profession i.e. significant achievement in graphic design. Graphic Design or Visual Communication degree professional, accredited: BA, BS, BFA, MA, and/or MFA degree.
Internship mentors /supervisors must fulfill supervisory tasks including:
- Reporting in-progress via phone conversations with the intern’s academic advisorDedicating personal contact time with the intern.
- Completing an end-of-experience report on the intern used in final review of the intern’s eligibility.
- for course credit Internships require a significant amount of time to be a beneficial experience: BGSUGD for class credit internships require 225 hrs minimum experience per student/semester.
NOTE: The internship requirements listed above apply to the BGSUGD alone and do not apply to other divisions, departments or areas at the BGSU School of Art.
These internship requirements only apply to the BGSUGD internships for class credit. BGSUGD students may apply to internships that will not count as BGSU course credit on their own accord with or without BGSUGD division approval.
Past internships students have been involved with:
American Greetings Corp // 1 American Rd Cleveland OH 44144 // 216.252.7300
Aquent Studios // 33433 Curtis Blvd, Eastlake, OH 44095 // 216.266.7551
Bedford Christian Community // 8970 Jackman Rd, Temperance, MI 48182 // 734. 850.0051
Fine Art Center Galleries BGSU 43403 // 419.372.8525 // firstname.lastname@example.org
Cambridge Design // 714 E. Monument St, Suite 131 // 937.331.9255 // email@example.com
Career Center BGSU 43403 // 419.372.2480 // firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Family & Demographic Research // 005 Williams Hall BGSU // 419.372.7279 // email@example.com
Cincinnati Magazine // 441 Vine St # 200, Cincinnati, OH 45202 // 513.421.4300
Five Rivers MetroParks // 8300 S Brown School Rd, Vandalia, OH 45377 // 937.275.7275
Forest City // Dept. Human Resources, 500 Public Square, Suite 1300
216.4126.3974 // ReneeThomason@forestcity.net
Grand Lubell Photography // 5101 Harroun Rd, Sylvania, OH 43560
Gravity // 2141 Gilbert Ave. Cincinnati, OH // 513.281.9700
Haney PRC // 5657 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227 // 513.561.1441
Innovative Xait, Inc // 429 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 // 317.686.6086 // firstname.lastname@example.org
Just Marketing International // 10960 Bennett Parkway Zionsville, Indiana 46077 // 317.344.1900
Les Cheneaux // Design Type // 325 N Prospect St. Bowling Green OH 43402 // 419.409.0568 // email@example.com
Library Info Technology Services BGSU // 110 Hayes BGSU // 419.372.0999 // firstname.lastname@example.org
Madhouse // 1215 Jackson St, Toledo, OH 43604 // 419.873.0538 // email@example.com
Media Genesis, INC // 1441 E Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48083 // 248.687.7888 ex 203
Therma-Tru Doors // 1750 Indian Wood Cir, Maumee, OH 43537 // 419.891.74400 ext 7423
WBGU PBS TV // 245 Troup Ave . Bowling Green, Ohio 43403 // 419.372.2700 // firstname.lastname@example.org
Unigraphics BGSU // 211 West Hall BGSU // 419.372.7418 // email@example.com