Student Stories

Serving Communities + Making Connections

Incoming students who signed up for this year’s Pre-Orientation Service Experience (POSE) learned about the needs of off-campus communities by volunteering at local nonprofits.

Reconstructing Cuba

As a summer intern at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, dual degree student Joyce Lin BRDD 17 FD helped to fabricate a groundbreaking biodiversity exhibit.

Fresh Vision for Local Farming

Hoping to make a positive impact on the community, videographer Tara Gupta 18 FAV jumped at the opportunity to work with Farm Fresh Rhode Island this summer.

Print + Process

As a Printmaking major, Henry McClellan 18 PR has found an ideal framework for creating visual narratives on his own terms.

Creating Healthy Narratives

Through a summer internship at Boston Children’s Hospital, Yuko Okabe 17 IL is helping to develop a biofeedback game for kids struggling with emotional and behavioral issues.

A Summer of Art + Tech

Through a four-week internship at the Brooklyn experimental studio Eyebeam, Zak Ziebell BRDD 19 PT gained invaluable professional experience at the intersection of technology and fine art.

Hands-on Help for Women

Victims of human trafficking in Louisville, KY are benefiting from life-changing opportunities made possible through an innovative startup called Anchal.

Preserving a Love of Painting

Through an upcoming internship at Yale University Art Gallery, recent grad Heather McLeod 16 IL hopes to further her growing interest in art conservation.

Summer Internships with a Twist

Working with nonprofits and governmental agencies, RISD’s Maharam STEAM fellows are applying critical thinking to issues well beyond the world of art and design.