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Our Mission

To educate and empower students to reflect, explore, experiment, and take action to achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals. 


Staff Bios


Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542.2265.


Quick Questions

Stop by to see a PCA during their drop-ins or take advantage of advisor drop-in hours.


Hours & Contact
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Telephone: 413-542-2265
Fax: 413-542-5790
Email: careers@amherst.edu

 

 

Dance

Princess Grace Awards
A national program dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging young artists to realize their career goals in the fields of dance, theater and film. Offers a variety of fellowships, grants, apprenticeships and other opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students, based on the artistic quality of their past work, their potential for future excellence and the appropriateness of activities to the individual's artistic growth.
Deadline: Varies by discipline

Film/Theater

Chesterfield Fellowship–Writers Film Project
The Writers Film Project offers fiction, theatre, and film writers the opportunity to begin a career in screenwriting. Up to five writers will be chosen to participate, and each will receive a $20,000 stipend to cover his or her living expenses. The Writer's Film Project is one of the most popular and prestigious screenwriting fellowships in the United States. The WFP was originated by Chesterfield at Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment. Eligibility Requirements: There are no strict eligibility requirements for the Writer's Film Project. Fiction, theatre, and film writers may apply. There are no age or academic requirements, and applicants need not be affiliated with a university to participate. For more information contact: Chesterfield Film Company-WFP, 8205 Santa Monica Boulevard, #200, Los Angeles, CA 90046 Phone Number: (213) 683-3977.
Deadline: Usually April

Massachusetts Media Fellowships
Sponsored by the Boston Film/Video Foundation, the Massachusettes Media Fellowship Program offers grants of up to $7500 for the production of an independent film and video by New England media artists. The grants support new works or works in progress of all genres, by individuals whose works reveal potential of their artisitc abilities. Potential applicants must be 18 or older and reside in any of the six New England states for at least one year.
Deadline: Unknown

Princess Grace Awards
A national program dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging young artists to realize their career goals in the fields of dance, theater and film. Offers a variety of fellowships, grants, apprenticeships and other opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students, based on the artistic quality of their past work, their potential for future excellence and the appropriateness of activities to the individual's artistic growth.
Deadline: Varies by discipline

Fine and Applied Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art Fellowships and Internships
A wide variety of opportunities are offered, ranging from summer internships to graduate fellowships and year-long work-experience fellowships. See website for information on specific programs and their application procedures. Phone: 212-570-3710.
Deadline: Varies, early deadlines begin in late January

National Gallery of Art Fellowships and Internships (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)
Offers a wide variety of full- and part-time fellowship and internship opportunities in all aspects of museum work. Opportunities range from summer internships for current students to post-baccalaureate professional internships to fellowships at the post-doctoral level.
Deadline: varies by program, early deadlines begin in late January

Peabody Essex Museum
The Peabody Essex Museum is an international museum of art, architecture and culture located in Salem, MA. One of the largest museums in New England, the Peabody Essex is home to 11 collections that number more than 400,000 objects, 3 million books, manuscripts and works of art on paper. Museum Educators are sought for both internships AND full-time, post-graduation jobs. Daily responsibilities include delivering up to four public or school programs per day in the peak tourist season. Most of the programs delivered by Educators focus on the museum's historic houses and include public tours, lectures on the witchcraft trials, period birthday parties, and theatrical productions. Post-graduation employees also take a role in supervising local youth who participate in career training at the museum and in exhibit interpretation. Send resume and cover letter to: Employee Relations, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970
Deadline: Varies

Peggy Guggenheim Studentships
An opportunity for students from different cultures to gain practical experience of museology and familiarity with an important collection of modern art in Venice, Italy. Living expenses covered. Students learn together in a creative international atmosphere and acquaint themselves with the life and culture of Venice. Candidates must be fluent in both Italian and English and be an international university student (non-Italian citizens) majoring in art, art history or a related area.
Deadline: October 15 or December 1, annually, depending on term of engagement

Music

BMI Student Composer Awards
Awards for compositions submitted by students actively engaged in the study of music. Awards to be made for compositions, vocal, instrumental, or electronic (or any combination thereof) submitted by students actively engaged in the study of music. Check website for eligibility information. Additional information: Ralph N. Jackson, Director, BMI Student Composer Awards, 320 W. 57th St., New York, NY, 10019.
Deadline: Early February, annually.

 

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content

Our Mission

To educate and empower students to reflect, explore, experiment, and take action to achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals. 


Staff Bios


Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542.2265.


Quick Questions

Stop by to see a PCA during their drop-ins or take advantage of advisor drop-in hours.


Hours & Contact
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Telephone: 413-542-2265
Fax: 413-542-5790
Email: careers@amherst.edu