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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

 

 

Fine and Applied Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art Fellowships and Internships
The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums. Based upon their academic training and interests, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Metropolitan's departments—curatorial, education, conservation, administration, or library. Most projects require a strong knowledge of art history. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. See website for information on specific programs and their application procedures. Contact mmainterns@metmuseum.org.
Deadline: Varies, early deadlines begin in late January; Summer 2014: March 6, 2014; Fall 2014: July 17, 2014 
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National Gallery of Art Fellowships and Internships
Since 1964, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., has offered professional museum training to candidates from all backgrounds through a variety of internship and volunteer programs. In addition to the Gallery's paid internships and fellowships, a number of unpaid internships and research assistantships are available.
Deadline: varies by program, early deadlines begin in mid- January
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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

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center awards stipends to historians in the fields of art, architecture & design, literature, music, and photography and to museum or other professionals who wish to have or extend curatorial experience. Stipends are awarded to (a) doctoral candidates who have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for the Ph.D. and are under the direction of a faculty member from their own institution and (b) scholars who hold a doctorate, have distinguished themselves in their field, and wish to pursue research.
For more information, contact: Georgia O'Keeffe Research Center, 217 Johnson Street, Santa Fe, NM, 87501, phone: 505-946-1002, Fax: 505-946-1093.
Deadline: The Monday following Thanksgiving, annually

Music

American Symphony Orchestra Management Fellowship Program
The program provides promising management talent with a full year of on-the-job experience balanced with course work and leadership training. This is a one-year program in all facets of orchestra management. Candidates should have demonstrated musical knowledge, management skills, proven organizational and communication skills, maturity, confidence, and the ability to work independently as well as with diverse groups. Three years of experience with a performing arts organization and completion of Essentials of Orchestra Management are preferred, but not required. Participating Fellows receive a $25,000 stipend and travel allowance (as of Nov 2000). 212-262-5161 or fellowship@symphony.org. American Symphony Orchestra League, 1156 Fifteenth St., N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 2005-1704, 202-776-0212.
Deadline: mid-January, but must schedule an informational interview in the fall

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

Assistant Director Training Program
The program is designed to provide opportunities for a limited number of individuals to become Assistant Directors of motion pictures. This is a two year program consisting of up to 350 days of on-the job training combined with seminars and special assignments. A rotation system places trainees on the sets of various features, television series and commercials shooting primarily in the New York City vicinity. Must have certification of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college.
Deadline: Early November

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

Dance

UCLA National Dance/Media Project Fellowship Workshop
An opportunity for accomplished professionals to work for a concentrated period on conceptual and practical issues regarding dance film/video. Fellows will work together in this ten-week session in a mutually supportive environment that challenges and expands their working methods. Fellows will receive travel reimbursement, and a stipend of $5,000 to cover living expenses. Limited funds will also be available for expenses related to the workshop projects. At the conclusion of the residency, fellows are eligible to apply for the Independent Project Development Funds adminstered by NIPAD.
Deadline: Contact UCLA

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

 

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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