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D’Arcy Internship Program

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The University of Tulsa’s Kendall College of Arts & Sciences launched the D’Arcy Internship Program in 2016 to provide its students valuable professional experience across a range of fields — including art galleries and media outlets, policy institutes, city departments, and non-profits serving critical needs. An outstanding curriculum equips students with advanced critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills that are highly sought after by employers. The D’Arcy Internship helps students put such skills to immediate use, enabling them to gain valuable real-world experience, expand networks, and explore career options before they graduate.

It’s hard when you don’t have a lot of opportunities to practically apply the things that you’ve learned. But when you are given that opportunity, you learn so much on the job. What I’ve learned in class I got to implement here.

2023 D’Arcy Intern Sean Korsmo TU Office of Strategic Marketing & Communications

Funded through a generous estate gift from alumna and long-time TU supporter Patti D’Arcy (BFA ’49), the D’Arcy Internship is a paid internship program that is competitive and challenging with a selective process that matches students with employers to benefit both. Employers have bright, capable, and motivated interns for eight weeks (260 hours) in the summer to help with special or ongoing projects, while interns get a glimpse of the workplace and its demands, bridging the gap between student and professional life.

I want to go into occupational therapy and I have since I was a little kid. I’ve wanted to work with people with disabilities, which is what drove me to apply for this internship. It’s really just affirmed everything that I want to do.

2023 D’Arcy Intern Katelyn Levings The Center For Individuals with Physical Challenges

Application Process

Internships will be posted on the Golden OpporTUnities Handshake website and identified as D’Arcy Internships. Interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, and a five- to six-page writing sample by the posted deadline. After the deadline for material submission passes, the selection process will begin with an initial round of interviews on-campus to screen applicants and then move to the final round of interviews with employers.

2024 summer internship applications close at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 24.

For questions about the D’Arcy Internship Program, please contact Kirsten Olds, director of the D’Arcy Internship, at kirsten-olds@utulsa.edu or Katie Norton at kjn808@utulsa.edu.

Click here to learn more about our current D’Arcy partners on Handshake.

It’s definitely helped shape me into a more professional person. It’s really scary thinking I’m going to graduate and then I’m going to have to get a job. This showed me that it’s not that bad and that I’m capable of more than I think I am.

2023 D’Arcy Intern Lauren Cox Harwelden Mansion & The Church Studio

Previous D’Arcy Interns


  • Brittany Banh, The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice
  • Kendall Brown, UTulsa New Student Programs
  • Lauren Cox, Harwelden Mansion & The Church Studio
  • Maddison Kimbrough, Greenwood Rising
  • Sean Korsomo, The University of Tulsa Office of Strategic Marketing & Communications
  • Katelyn Levings, The Center For Individuals with Physical Challenges
  • Sara Moore, 108|Contemporary
  • Adrian Pizano, The University of Tulsa New Student Programs
  • Elijah Rose, Tulsa City Council


  • Twila Bouldin, Third Floor Design
  • Drew Dreiling, The University of Tulsa Office of Strategic Marketing & Communications
  • Anna Johns, Tulsa City Council
  • Darian Martinez, The University of Tulsa Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Morgan McCoy, Living Arts Tulsa
  • Sara Nasreldin, The University of Tulsa Office of Strategic Marketing & Communications
  • Charles Nettles, Theatre Tulsa
  • Layla Roebke, Greenwood Rising
  • Zachary Short, The University of Tulsa Alumni Office
  • Claire Wintle, 108|Contemporary


  • Sarah Berno, Bloedel Reserve
  • Caroline Cox, 108|Contemporary
  • Aline Fouche, The University of Tulsa Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Cailie Golden, Third Floor Design
  • Rosalind Hobbs, Living Arts of Tulsa
  • Jiaxu Jin, World Stage Theatre
  • Kami Jurenka, Public Radio Tulsa
  • Sam Modde, Tulsa City Council
  • Katharine Nipp, The University of Tulsa Alumni Office
  • Piper Prolago, OVAC
  • Katie Rickman, The University of Tulsa Office of Strategic Marketing & Communications


  • Molly Burns, Mainspring LLC
  • Dylan Chilcoat, Living Arts of Tulsa
  • Naomi Dunn, 108|Contemporary
  • Lauren Kerr, Tulsa City Council
  • Emma Palmer, Third Floor Design


  • Tessa Copeland, 108|Contemporary
  • Jessica Dewey, Gilcrease Museum
  • Hannah Le, New Hope Oklahoma
  • Layla Mortadha, YWCA Tulsa
  • Ethan Veenker, Living Arts of Tulsa


  • Melissa Annette, Tulsa Habitat for Humanity
  • Haley Ashworth, YWCA Tulsa
  • Margaret Brooks, New Hope Oklahoma
  • Jack Dean, 108|Contemporary
  • Nicholas Hill, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition


  • Lauren Beatty, New Hope Oklahoma
  • Caleb Freeman, Tulsa Habitat for Humanity
  • Megan Hosmer, 108|Contemporary
  • Chauncy Johnson, YWCA Tulsa
  • Amelia Som de Cerff, GasTech Engineering


  • Catherine Crain, 108|Contemporary
  • Nour El-Sabbagh, Iron Gate
  • Tara Grigson, Oklahoma Policy Institute
  • Mikayla Pevac, Tulsa Habitat for Humanity
  • Daniela Rosales, YWCA Tulsa