Research and Internships Opportunities Furman University

At Furman, you'll find the opportunities for research projects and internships are as diverse and exciting as art itself. Maybe you're interested in working with the design department for a major retailer, working as a photojournalist for a magazine, or curating art at a non-profit gallery. Whatever your interests, we've got you covered.


Individualized internships for academic credit must be planned at least one term in advance in order to ensure sufficient time to communicate with the company or institution at which the internship is to be completed.  Internships for academic credit require faculty supervision, and can be conducted during the school year as well as during the summer.  Some of these internships are also paid.  In the recent years, art majors have held internships at the following companies/organizations:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy)
  • Anthropologie (window and design)
  • Aperture Foundation/ Publishing (NYC)
  • Smithsonian
  • High Museum of Art
  • Postcards from Paris Interior Design
  • Metropolitan Arts Council
  • Brains on Fire design company
  • DeYoung Museum (San Francisco)
  • Center for Photography at Woodstock
  • Tucson Museum of Art
  • Erwin Penland Ad Agency
  • Gerald Peters Gallery (Santa Fe)
  • Fish-Eye Photo studio
  • the Furman University marketing department and digital archives
  • Upcountry History Museum
  • Red Hype Design Agency
  • Greenville County Art Museum
  • Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago)
  • TOWN Magazine
  • Dallas Museum of Art

Additional summer internships also are available through the Furman Advantage Program which is supervised by the Office of Undergraduate Research & Internships.

For more information on internships, consult the Art Department chairperson, your faculty advisor, or the University’s Internship Program Director for details on qualifications and opportunities.

Internship, Independent Study, and Research Approval Form [PDF]
Internship Proposal Instructions [PDF]


Most courses in art history and the studio arts include research, and our faculty welcomes and encourages undergraduates to participate in research projects, including those available through our Furman Advantage Program.

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