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Career Development

There’s no better way to prepare for a successful career than to participate in an internship. Internships allow you to test the waters of your chosen field in a real life work setting. No matter where you choose to complete your internship, you’ll walk away from the experience with new skills, industry experience, and viable references.

Internships at Villa

At Villa, internships are a pass/fail course – even though they are typically completed off campus. Internships are credit bearing and are a required component of most academic programs. As such, the internship experience is broken down into four steps: preparation, placement, learning experience and evaluation. 

Our career services team will help you explore your career options and goals, develop your resume, and prepare for your interview. To facilitate placement, the director of internships distributes internship opportunities to all eligible students. The learning experience is up to you — make the most of your internship: stay late, ask questions, offer to help out with something outside of your comfort zone. Once your internship is completed, your internship supervisor will evaluate your performance. You will be receive credit for your internship course based on your supervisor’s evaluation.

Find an Internship

Internships can come from anywhere, including your professors, college administrators, family and friends. Visit the College Central Network to find organizations that you would like to intern with and have open spots for your talents.

Find an Internship

Interested in hiring Villa students to help out with contact projects? Learn more about Villa Connex, the College’s freelance internship program.

After Your Internship

In fulfillment of your internship course, you’ll be required to detail one of the projects that you worked on in a presentation to Villa’s faculty, staff and administration. You will be asked to share the learning goals you set for yourself at the beginning of your internship, analyze how those goals were met, and share samples of your work. Additionally, you will update your resume to include you new work experience, write a thank you letter to your internship supervisor and receive an evaluation.

The video is an example of a final presentation. Holly Langworthy completed an internship at Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center in East Aurora. Holly’s video was accompanied by a verbal presentation as well.

Animation Internship Sites

  • Buffalo-Niagara Partnership
  • Buzz Records
  • DAR Enterprises
  • Hallwalls
  • Isolation Sciences, LLC
  • PJD Studios
  • Stuck Down Entertainment
  • Villa Maria College

Graphic Design Internship Sites

  • Buffalo Bills
  • Buffalo Sabres
  • Childcare Resource Network
  • Crowley Webb and Associates
  • Eric Mower and Associates
  • Erie1 Boces
  • New Era
  • The Broadway Market
  • The Martin Group
  • Quinlan

Fashion Design Internship Sites

  • Anatomy Custom Designed Handmade Gowns and Accessories
  • Anthropologie
  • Blum’s Swimwear and Intimate Apparel
  • Classic Bridal
  • Fisher-Price
  • Garage
  • Genesee Country Village and Museum
  • Kohl’s
  • Lucky Brand

Interior Design Internship Sites

  • Artisan Kitchens and Bath
  • Best Tile
  • Calico Corners
  • Carmina Wood Morris, DPC
  • Kittinger Gallery
  • Marrano Homes
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Shea’s Performing Arts Center

Music Internship Sites

  • 92.9 Jack FM
  • 93.7 WBLK
  • Adsongs
  • Entercom Communications
  • ESI Events
  • Hamburg Percussion
  • Prayer Tower Church of God
  • Rivera Theatre
  • World of Noise Recording Studio
  • Xtream Audio Mastering

Photography Internship Sites

  • Dana Marie Photography
  • Aaron Ingrao: Commercial, advertising and editorial photography
  • Rhea Anna Photography
  • KC Kratt Photography
  • Fisher-Price

“My internship experience was really amazing. I learned more about recording and cutting audio, and was able to practice doing both. By the end of my internship, I felt really comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and working under deadline. Some of my work was actually used on a radio show. By completing this internship, I realized that I want to work as an audio engineer in the future; participating in this internship will help me get there.” — Jason Hunt

Our Student Interns in Action

Our Staff

Questions about Villa’s internship requirement? Reach out!

Director of Career Services & Internships

Judy Piskun

[email protected] • 716.961.1842

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