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Student Internships

Students matriculating in the arts administration program are required to have some direct work experience in arts organizations prior to degree conferral. A minimum of six of the ten required courses must be completed before the student undertakes the actual fieldwork, although the planning phase may begin earlier. The program maintains a formal relationship with a core group of potential host organizations that have been selected for their willingness to work with interns, although it is possible to intern with other organizations as well. Each student is expected to complete a total of 150 hours of work with the host agency, generally within a single semester.

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Recent Internship Sites:

Addison Gallery of American Art
Art Loop
Arts in Progress
Blue Coyote Theater Group
Boston Ballet
Boston Baroque
Boston Center for the Arts
Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Boston Society of Arts and Crafts
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Cambridge Arts Council
Celebrity Series of Boston
Chapel Sculpture Gallery
Children's Museum, Boston
Christies Auction House
Citi Performing Arts Center
Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra
Grogan & Company
Guggenheim, Venice
Harvard University Art Museums
Handel & Haydn Society
Huntington Theater Company
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Maud Morgan Visual Arts Center
Metropolitan Opera Guild
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA)
Peabody Essex Museum
Performance Arts Programs, CT
Photographic Resource Center
Portuguese Historical Museum
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston
Sezon Museum of Modern Art (Japan)
Somerville Arts Council
Studio Place Arts, Vermont
Tepper Takayama Fine Arts
Trinity Repertory Theatre
Volunteer Lawyers for Arts

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