Jobs & Internships

Los Angeles Opportunity

USC Roski, with its location in downtown Los Angeles and the Graduate Building in the L.A. Arts District, offers proximity to some of the most enviable internships and jobs the art and design worlds offer. And learning in the school’s community of working creatives gives you connections to museums, galleries, entertainment companies and agencies, all regularly seeking new creative talent. 

Roski Internships

At Roski, you have access to internships that are uniquely suited for art and design students. Whatever your focus, you can build career-related experience in Los Angeles, at museums and galleries, movie studios and TV networks, magazines, advertising and marketing agencies, design firms and more. 

USC Roski maintains relationships with dozens of L.A. cultural institutions, design studios and other entities, who access our system to post internship opportunities that students can interact with directly. Faculty may also connect you with potential internships. Through these opportunities, whether you’re an undergraduate and graduate student, you can test your skills and knowledge, put your learnings into action, develop connections with potential future employers and build your resume.

Roski Voices

“I’m doing an L.A. gallery internship and getting to apply many of the things I’ve learned in my classes as I help shape a specific project.”

Chengyeng (Lisa) Nie, MA Student

Internship Credits

A real-world course for sophomores, juniors and seniors, Professional Internship in the Arts guides you to use skills you’ve learned in class as you gain professional experience in an art- or design-related internship. You’ll work at least 150 hours and earn two units of credit over the fall, spring or summer semester. 

Learn about the course

Recent Placements

The Roski School’s excellent reputation and strong relationships in the city’s creative sector have helped open doors for students at a long list of employers in L.A. Roski undergraduates and graduate students have recently had art- and design-related internship opportunities at a long list of institutions and organizations. These include:

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Velvet Fox Designs
  • Hayek Studio
  • The Smithsonian Folklife Festival
  • J. Paul Getty Museum

Jobs After Roski

The USC Career Center

The Career Center at USC provides a host of services to Roski students and graduates. If you’re seeking an internship or job; need resume, CV or cover letter coaching; or are looking for interview prep or offer-negotiation assistance, this is the place. Create a ConnectSC account to tap into job posts, workshops, career-related Trojan Talks and lots more.

The Career Center

USC internship advice

Recent Hires 

The USC Roski School offers strong support for graduates and boasts a stellar record of hires within the creative community. Where do Roski people work? At top art institutions, global and boutique galleries, and A-list design firms all over L.A., the U.S. and the world. You might find them at The Broad, the Getty Center, New York’s P.S. 1 or New Museum Rhizome, the One Archives Foundation, Kiehl’s or the Women’s Center for Creative Work—or in their studios, creating art for an upcoming show.

Here are some of the places where Roski alums are working:

  • Lyft
  • TikTok 
  • Google
  • Creative Artist Agency
  • Goop
  • Walt Disney Company
  • NPR
  • Hauser & Wirth
  • Electronic Arts (EA)
  • McNay Art Museum
  • Craft Contemporary
  • Asana
  • KDM Studios LA
  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
  • IBM
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • The Broad
  • Honey
  • Hello Sunshine
  • The Refinery Creative