By the time Bennington students graduate, they have amassed at least four jobs or internship experiences and a deep, developed sense of what it is to work because of Bennington’s Field Work Term. Our graduates know how to grasp and enter complex situations; they posses the ability to work and think independently and as part of a team; and they leave with the confidence to be mobilized by ambiguities, trade-offs, and uncertainties. Employers who have worked with Bennington students know this better than anyone. That’s why 94% of almost 1700 employers over the past three years who have had a Bennington intern would want future interns; why 89% of our employers surveyed say that our students (freshmen to seniors) are ready for entry level work; why 62% of our employers who work with interns from other colleges and universities say our interns outperform; and why 97% of employers are satisfied or extremely satisfied with their Bennington intern. By almost all measures that matter to employers, Bennington students exceed expectations and far outpace national performance reviews of other peers in the workplace.
We could write novels about what our employers say about their interns, but we’ll let you hear it straight from the source.
Explore a few examples of how students develop their ideas in the classroom, and bring those ideas into the workplace.
Field Work Term wouldn't be possible without the annual participation of hundreds of employers across the globe. Here are just a few of the organizations that have worked with Bennington interns.
Read the student-employer agreement to learn more about the norms of working with interns, and what we expect of our students.
With more than 80 years experience, we've learned a thing or two about what makes for a great internship.
Our students and graduates are experienced, ready, and equipped with key workplace competencies. Get in on the ground floor of highly desired talent.