The Internship in the Arts and Visual Studies (VST410H5), offered by the Department of Visual Studies (DVS) at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain practical work experience at an institution or business related to the arts and to visual studies. This course is especially tailored for mature and self-disciplined students in their final year of study, who are ready to apply knowledge acquired in previous courses and are planning a career in the arts and the cultural sector. Students registered in any DVS program are eligible to apply. Students work closely with the DVS internship coordinator to secure an appropriate placement. Students usually work one day per week for the term at their placement, as well as taking VST410H5. A variety of skill- and network-building small assignments, as well as a final report and presentation will be required. The final grade for the course will be based on these course assignments, along with the assessment of the employer.