Where Do Tufts Students Intern? The Arts Edition

It’s tempting to make assumptions about the type of internship, volunteering, or other work experience you’re supposed to pursue with a particular major or degree.

The truth? A BFA — or any Tufts degree for that matter — doesn’t limit you to only 1 or 2 career paths. In reality, there are many, many possibilities! Take a look at the chart below, which provides samples of places where Tufts students have interned in recent summers (organization name, position title, and location). As you review the listings, consider the following:

  • While you’ll certainly see some common themes in the types of internships, what we want you to notice is the variety in the types of organizations where students are working. You’ll see galleries, museums, private companies, start-ups, and more!
  • A second major, though helpful for some positions, is by no means required.
  • Do some of these organizations sound interesting? Jot down the names and go to their websites to learn more. Do they list jobs or internships that appeal to you?

We encourage you to chat with a career advisor if you’d like help with brainstorming more potential experiences that could match well with your interests.
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Organization Position Title  Location Combined Degree Major, if applicable
#ICANHELP Graphic Design Intern Bakersfield, MA
511 Gallery Curatorial Assistant New York, NY
A/B Partners Graphic Design Intern New York, NY
Advisor360 User Experience Design Intern Weston, MA
Armory Center for the Arts Gallery Programs Intern Pasadena, CA Art History
Carbondale Arts Blacksmith Assistant Carbondale, CO
Champions of Philanthropy Graphic Design Intern Victoria, Australia
Common Good Cooperative Artist-in-Residence Boston, MA
Destiny Palmer Artist Assistant Rockland, MA
District of Columbia Arts Center Gallery/Office Intern Washington, DC Art History
FableVision Studios Art Intern Boston, MA
Facebook Product Design Intern Menlo Park, CA
Feel Memory Feel Memory Intern New York, NY Art History; Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Griffin Museum of Photography Intern Winchester, MA
The Guild of Boston Artists Gallery Gallery Admin Intern Boston, MA
Her Campus Design Intern Boston, MA
Iteration Business and Design Development Intern Cheshire, CT
J Sybylla Smith Content Management Assistant Somerville, MA
Lucia Ravens Intern Medina, OH
Magnificent Beast Studio Assistant Boston, MA
MassChallenge Creative Intern Boston, MA International Relations
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Education and Graphic Design Intern San Diego, CA Art History
Museum of Fine Arts Stewardship Intern Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts Archival Scanning Intern Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts Talent Recruitment and Placement Intern Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts Teaching Assistant Boston, MA
Muskat Studios Printmaking Intern Somerville, MA
Nathalie Schueller Photography Intern Brooklyn, NY
NPR Sponsorship, Marketing Intern Washington, DC Psychology, Spanish
Pegasystems Brand Design Intern Cambridge, MA
The Public Interest Network Video Editor Denver, CO
Somerville Winter Farmers Market Arts and Culture Intern Somerville, MA
Studio Chanel Islands Summer Gallery Intern Old Town Camarillo, CA
Studio on the Common Art Counselor Winchester, MA
Textile Arts Center Youth Education Intern Brooklyn, NY
Tufts Opera Ensemble Production Staff Medford, MA
TurningArt Artist Team Intern Boston, MA
TurningArt and the MFA Artist Team Intern and Studio Class Intern Boston, MA
WaterFire Providence Arts Management Intern Providence, RI Entrepreneurial Leadership


By Katie Sullivan
Katie Sullivan Assistant Director