College of Arts & Sciences
- Humanities Division
- Kapelski Learning Center, Room 302
- tel: 610-499-4341
Mara Parker, PhD
- Chair, Fine Arts
- Kapelski Learning Center, Room 117
- tel: 610-499-4344
Internships & Networking, Fine Arts
Widener’s position as a prominent metropolitan university gives fine arts students access to a vast number of real-world internships and other networking opportunities. Students have supplemented their academics with experiential learning at some of Philadelphia’s well-known museums and other local community art centers.
Widener has also made civic engagement a priority, as students are encouraged to help people in need get motivated by creativity by working alongside artists in many charitable organizations.
The experience students gain from internships sets them apart from other applicants and puts them on the path to employment. Students also make the necessary connections to create a gateway to job providers all over the country.
Below are a few examples of internships & networking projects completed by our students.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology
Students assist in the development of workshops and programs designed to complement, enrich, and extend K-12 classroom learning.
Wallingford Community Arts Center
Widener fine arts students have the opportunity to put their arts management skills to use working in the office and learning first hand how an arts center is run on a day-to-day basis.
The museum houses an outstanding collection of American art. Students have the opportunity to work behind the scenes with museum professionals.
Dance for Parkinson’s
Dance for Parkinson’s offers dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease in Brooklyn, New York, and in more than 100 other communities in 11 countries around the world. Participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating, and creative.