Recruiter talking with students


The Center for Life and Work is committed to fostering long-term partnerships with employers. Whether you are currently recruiting for full-time, part-time, freelance or intern positions, CalArts wants to connect with you.

Posting a Job or Internship

Please post job and internship opportunities on Compass @CalArts

For guidelines on developing an internship program, visit CalArts’ Internship Guidelines page.

On-Campus Recruitment

Employers are encouraged to participate in on-campus interviewing and recruiting. To discuss and schedule an on-campus visit, please email clw@calarts.edu.

Hiring an Intern

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Interns can be both current students and recent alumni.

As an employer, you or a staff member will serve as supervisor to your intern. The supervisor is required to meet with the intern individually to set goals, expectations and responsibilities by completing an internship contract. This document will define the intern's role within your organization. Throughout the internship, we ask that you meet with your intern on a regular basis to review progress, projects and expectations.

At the end of the semester, or when the internship concludes, we ask that you provide us with an internship evaluation. For questions about internships, email clw@calarts.edu.


Employer User Agreement

The CalArts Center for Life and Work's (CLW) employment resources are provided free of charge to employers and to student job seekers. All hiring and compensation for work performed by student employees is handled directly between the student and the employer. CLW does not perform background checks on students applying for jobs, nor on employers posting job opportunities. Employers and students are encouraged to request reference information from each other as needed to establish qualifications, credentials and overall fit between the employer and the student applicant.

All job listings are posted at the discretion of CLW. Jobs and/or internships that appear to discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, disabled or Vietnam Era veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or gender will not be posted. CLW also reserves the right to refuse to post jobs and/or internships that are not related to visual and performing arts, and that do not comply with the Equal Employment Opportunity standards and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regarding unpaid internships.