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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Internships

INTERNSHIP LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students who successfully complete an internship at Otis will be able to:

  • Apply classroom skills and techniques to their professional experiences.
  • Prepare appropriate written materials such as cover letter, resumes and/or promo sheets.
  • Develop professional portfolios, websites, and/or reels.
  • Cultivate relationships and network with others in their chosen field.
  • Execute company/organization research, job search strategies, such as informational interviews, the one-minute pitch, and interviewing skills to help them distinguish themselves and compete in the professional marketplace.
  • Develop interpersonal skills necessary for successful self-advocacy and negotiation.
  • Engage subject matter that expands on the curriculum at Otis.
  • Evaluate their professional experience, determine appropriate areas for growth and reflect on aspirations and future goals.

Login to the Otis on-line job board to look for internship postings. Your username is your Otis email address and your password is your X number. 

Download the student guide for step-by-step instructions to access the online job board.

Internship Application Complete this form prior to beginning your internship and return it to the Center for Creative Professions, first floor Ahmanson 103F.

Student Evaluation From Complete this form at the conclusion of your internship to provide us with feedback regarding your internship experience.

Know Your Rights! Unpaid Internships must meet the US Department of Labor Wage and Division guidelines. In addition, we require all companies that wish to post internship opportunities for Otis students to sign the Otis Internship Guidelines form. Contact the Center for Creative Professions if you have questions.

UPCOMING INTERNSHIP FAIRS

February 2016

California Market Center 110 E. 9th St. Los Angeles, CA 90079

  • Fashion Design (Costume Design)

March 31, 2016

Goldsmith Campus 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

  • Architecture/Landscape/Interiors
  • Communication Arts (Graphic Design, Advertising Design, Illustration)
  • Digital Media (Animation, Motion Design, Gaming & Entertainment)
  • Fine Arts (Photography, Painting, Sculpture/New Genres)
  • Product Design
  • Toy Design

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Please contact 424-207-2490 or contact us here for assistance.