Career Development Resources

Beyond the Dome

Beyond the Dome is the bespoke career development program committed to helping College of Arts & Letters students achieve career success. Beyond the Dome creates opportunities for students to interact with employers and members of the Notre Dame family in order to better understand who they are, what they’re passionate about, how powerful their liberal arts education is in the workforce, and how it all fits into them finding career success.

Meruelo Family Center for Career Development

The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development provides career counseling and career development services, self-assessments, workshops, presentations for academic departments, career fairs, and mock interviews, in addition to other services.


Students are encouraged to seek out an internship after their second year of study. Internships are encouraged during the summer, but may also substitute for credit toward a degree. Please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies and your major advisor to enroll.

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Review the College's internship policy.

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  • The College Art Association (CAA), as the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promotes these arts and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners.
  • Coroflot helps creative professionals gain exposure and make connections to jobs and opportunities with design-driven companies worldwide.
  • Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) promotes the practice and education of Industrial Design.
  • American Institute for Graphic Arts (AIGA) is a professional organization for design. Its members practice all forms of communication design, including graphic design, typography, interaction design, user experience, branding, and identity.

Internship Funding

  • The Wrappe Family Summer Internship Grant supports summer internships of rising AAHD senior majors (current AAHD junior majors) who will be participating in a summer internship. This grant is intended to offset the costs associated with accepting internships; applicants can receive up to $5,000 dollars. For spring submission only. Wrappe Family Summer Internship Grant Application.
  • The Summer Funding Program through the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development provides stipends to defray travel and living expenses that might otherwise make an internship cost prohibitive.

Silicon Valley Semester

The University of Notre Dame Silicon Valley Semester Program (SVS) provides an off-campus study program for students interested in a semester-long experience in Silicon Valley, the global center for technological innovation and home to the most dynamic and exciting tech corporations and startups. in addition to the coursework, each student will take part in an experiential learning opportunity through a paid part-time (20-25 hours per week), credit-bearing (3 S/U internship at a Bay Area company.


NDBridge is a summer immersion where rising sophomores think hard about injustice, work with communities around the world that face it, and consider their responsibility to the common good while at Notre Dame and beyond.

Students selected to participate in NDBridge will enroll in a course focused on understanding the challenges marginalized communities face and providing a framework for encountering people in those communities. It will develop awareness of what justice looks like, examine how systemic injustice is created and perpetuated, and ask participants to consider responsibility when faced with injustice wherever it occurs. The course serves as preparation for an 8-week summer immersion.