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The geographical area has many part-time job openings. Approximately half of the Leeds interns maintain part-time jobs while enrolled in the program.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE LEEDS INTERN
The Leeds Intership prepares the dedicated intern for a wide range of careers in the woodworking and furniture fields, or for advanced specialized study in the area of his or her particular interest. Some Leeds graduates have continued their studies at Leeds itself (for up to three years). Others have continued theirs studies at Boston University, Rhode Island School of Design or at a number of other university design schools. Still others have moved into a wide variety of related employment. Many have started their own businesses. The full training of a designer and maker of furniture takes years to achieve. In that time the learner should seek exposure to the widest possible variety of images and approaches to solving design problems in a variety of working situations. The Leeds Internship provides the broadest and soundest possible foundation of skills upon which to base ongoing professional development in any specialized area of furniture design. 
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