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Internships and Research

A St. Kate's student helps to restore a sculpture.

St. Kate's has an active career development office, a strong alumnae network and generous faculty with professional contacts they will readily share with you. Our students also gain a competitive edge for graduate school and their professional career through the:

Assistantship Mentoring Program (AMP)

AMP is an innovative, paid work-and-learning experience that pairs students in their junior or senior year with faculty or staff mentors on a specific project. AMP gave studio art major Aga Sulek the chance to restore a three-figure sculpture by Michael Richards, with Professor Tamsie Ringler.

Catherine G. Murphy Gallery

As a gallery intern, you learn how to install exhibits, become a curator and run a professional gallery. You also network with a wide community of artists and arts organizations that frequently collaborate with St. Kate's.

Artist’s Coalition, Clay Club and Fiber Arts Club

The coalition encourages St. Kate's students from all arts disciplines to collaborate on projects and discuss issues pertinent to the art world. Clay Club members boost their creative and leadership skills by organizing events such as Empty Bowls. Fiber Arts Club members (who knit, crochet or sew) share projects and tips related to fiber art creation.

Women’s Art Institute

Advanced art students can apply to this summer studio-intensive course at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, cosponsored by St. Kate's Department of Art and Art History since 1999.

The Amy Marie Sears Endowed Memorial Scholarship is given annually to a studio art or art history student who shows outstanding aptitude and commitment to the arts.

Ariston

A staff of art and English majors manages the full-color, 96-page student arts and literary magazine. Ariston was first published in 1905.

Visiting artists program

St. Kate's Visiting Artist Series brings a distinguished artist to campus for a week to interact and work with students. The program started with a generous gift from the family of Dale Mrnak, a custodian at our Visual Arts Building from 1994 to his death in 2005. The Sears family now sponsors it in honor of their daughter, Amy Marie Sears '95, who died in a car accident two years after graduating from St. Kate's with a Bachelor of Arts in studio art and education.

City Arts program

The City Arts program offers one-semester internships that address social justice issues in local communities through art. It is part of HECUA, the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs.

Fine Art Collection

St. Kate's Fine Art Collection is made up of more than 1,000 pieces of art, dating back to 1905. The collection is available as a resource for academic or research papers and senior projects. Students also have the chance to work with it when they serve as interns with the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery.