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Whether pursuing your practice full time, seeking arts-related opportunities, or wanting to translate your creative skill set to a new industry, we are here to help.

Explore all the career resources that Tufts Career Center offers as you create resumes, CVs, artist statements and portfolios and search for professional opportunities.

Career Guides and Artist CV Samples

Tufts Career Guide for Undergraduates
Find resume and cover letter samples and career search tips.

Tufts Career Guide for Graduate Students
This guide includes career search tips for finding opportunities post-graduate school.

View Artist CV Samples

Find Jobs and Professional Opportunities

Handshake is Tufts' recruiting platform which connects students and alumni to employers for job and internship opportunities and career events. Handshake is your best first step for calls for artists, jobs, internships, employer profiles and career resources.

Job Search Checklist

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants
Learn more about the awards, grants, and fellowship opportunities available to SMFA at Tufts students.


The Polly Thayer Starr Studio Internship at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Open only to SMFA students, the fully-funded Polly Thayer Starr Studio Internship provides students with experience in Studio programming under the umbrella of Public Programs and Community Engagement at the Gardner Museum. The intern primarily works with the Studio Programs Coordinator to plan and
facilitate hands-on programming in the Museum’s Bertucci Education Studio. 

The internship is offered for the full academic year and for the summer. Students can apply for the position on Handshake.

Funding for this internship is made possible by a generous grant from the Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust. Polly Thayer Starr (1904-2006) was an SMFA alum and accomplished artist who captured the culture and whimsy of her native Boston with a unique combination of detail, emotion, and curiosity.

Internship Search Checklist

Job and Internship Search Tips for International Students

Internships for Studio Credit
SMFA at Tufts students can do internships for studio credit (restrictions apply).

Learn about Summer Internship Grants

Check out this video for more job & internship search strategies.

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