Internships, Jobs, and Fellowships

We work for you.

Whether you’re looking for a summer job, a grant, or a chance to give back, we’re here to help! Use the links below to review the multitude of resources available to the College of Fine Arts community.

Part-Time, Summer Jobs and Quickie Jobs

The Boston University Student Employment Office assists matriculating students in financing their education. A variety of services are available to accommodate students’ schedules and financial needs

School of Music Gig Board and Career Resources on the Music Bridge

Work Study Jobs

Work-Study is a federal financial aid program administered by Boston University. It is designed to promote access to employment to help students meet educational expenses. Recipients of Work-Study awards have access to part-time job opportunities while attending Boston University.

BU Resources

BUild Lab

Our world needs more artists, more entrepreneurs, more creative solutions to societal problems. We need more innovators. Come down to BUild Lab to learn about the vast network of resources available to the BU community, including expert mentors, on-campus clubs, and maker-spaces. Find the resources to turn ideas into actions that make an impact.

Center for Career Development

Comprehensive career planning and advice for students and alumni of Boston University.

Local Resources


Massachusetts Cultural Council Opportunities Blog

Assets for Artists

Assets for Artists is a collaborative program providing a range of support services for creative entrepreneurs. It is administered by MASS MoCA, the Midas Collaborative, and Arthome, in cooperation with many local partners

Boston Chapter:American Institute of Graphic Designers (AIGA)

Design Industry Group of Massachusetts (DIGMA)


Hire Culture is a free, searchable database of cultural employment opportunities throughout Massachusetts. A service of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

New England Film

National Resources

Americans for the Arts

The mission of Americans for the Arts is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Connecting ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, working to ensure that every American has access to the arts.


Backstage is a place where actors, singers, dancers, and all performers can connect with the greater performing arts community. Their services include career advice and casting information.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

Comprehensive listing of jobs in the tri-state area.

Community Organizations


ArtMorpheus is an impact-driven non-profit that empowers artists and creative entrepreneurs to develop, flourish and innovate. We connect the creative sector to a wide range of sustaining resources, strategies for growth and tools for public engagement. By supporting the creative sector, we strive to strengthen local economies and enhance community vibrancy.

Arts and Business Council

The mission of the A&BC is to strengthen a vibrant arts community by providing quality direct legal and business services and ongoing educational programs to the creative community within Massachusetts. Programs include business training for artists and creative entrepreneurs, pro bono legal services through the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, nonprofit board service training and placement through Business on Board, microlending, fiscal agency, estate and legacy planning, human resources support, insurance programs, and corporate art lending partnerships.

Boston Center for the Arts

The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is a not-for-profit performing and visual arts campus that supports working artists to create, perform and exhibit new works; develops new audiences; and connects the arts to community.

Boston Cultural Council

Boston Musicians’ Association

The Boston Musicians’ Association represents a community of over 1,600 professional musicians in the Boston metro area.

Greenhorn Connect

Greenhorn Connect’s mission is to help build connections within the Boston entrepreneur ecosystem through increased awareness of opportunities. The web portal connects Boston startups and enthusiasts with the many resources, events and jobs in the region as well as educational and informational content.

Volunteer Opportunities

Artists for Humanity

The Alliance leverages support for the field as a whole; promotes successful practices in the field; and advocates for creative environments that support the work of today’s artists. They provide funding partnerships to bring new financial resources to the field.

BU Community Service Center

The Community Service Center (CSC) is Boston University’s welcoming space for direct service, education, and reflection initiated by students in solidarity with our neighbors and community partners.

Boston University Prison Education Program

BU’s Prison Education Program strives to provide the means whereby, through education, students can become informed, successful, and contributing citizens.

HireCulture Volunteer Opportunities


MASSCreative works with creative leaders, working artists, arts educators and arts and cultural supporters to empower creative organizations and the public with a powerful voice to advocate for the resources and attention necessary to build vibrant, connected, and creative communities

Music For Food

Music for Food is a concert series to help relieve food insecurity in the Greater Boston area, with a group of Boston-based musicians and guest artists.

Shelter Music Boston

Shelter Music Boston presents monthly chamber music concerts in Greater Boston homeless shelters, delivering live classical music as a social service

BU Resources

Boston University Arts Initiative

The mission of the BU Arts Initiative is to ensure the integral role of the arts in the educational experience of every BU student. They support faculty, student, and staff projects, making sure the arts are deeply embedded within the cultural and intellectual fabric of the University.

Music Library Fellowship Listings

This guide is a list of funding resources for musicians including such topics as fellowships, competitions and grants. Resources are broken down into two categories: those at Boston University and those outside the University. Please direct all inquiries to

Local Resources

Boston Cultural Council

Massachusetts Cultural Council

The MCC is a State agency that funds the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences

Massachusetts Grantwatch

New England Foundation for the Arts

NEFA’s mission is to build connections among artists, arts organizations, and funders, powering the arts to energize communities in New England, the nation, and the world.

National Resources

Alliance of Artists Communities

The Alliance leverages support for the field as a whole; promotes successful practices in the field; and advocates for creative environments that support the work of today’s artists. They provide funding partnerships to bring new financial resources to the field.


Artadia is a national non-profit organization that supports visual artists with unrestricted, merit-based awards and fosters connections to a network of opportunities.

Artist Help Network

A launching pad to help fine artists mine resources on career development and challenges, including organizations, publications, links, and service providers

Creative Capital

Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Their approach—inspired by venture-capital principles—helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. Creative Capital provides each funded project with up to $50,000 in direct funding and career development services valued at $45,000, for a total commitment of up to $95,000 per project.

Fractured Atlas Fiscal Sponsorship

Fractured Atlas empowers artists, arts organizations, and other cultural sector stakeholders by eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression, so as to foster a more agile and resilient cultural ecosystem.

National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.


WomenArts is a worldwide community of artists and allies that works for empowerment, opportunity, and visibility for women artists. We provide a variety of free online networking, fundraising and advocacy services, and we organize Support Women Artists Now Day (SWAN Day), an annual international holiday celebrating women’s creativity in all its forms.

Artist Help Network

A launching pad to help fine artists mine resources on career development and challenges, including organizations, publications, links, and service providers.

BU Center for Career Development