Professional Development

Explore Stanford’s arts-related career resources, programs, opportunities, internships and more.

From lunchtime Q&As with arts professionals to a yearlong opportunity to explore the music industry, Stanford is building a wide variety of professional development opportunities for students who want to pursue careers in the arts.


Ellen Oh
Director of Professional Development & Student Activities

Professional Development Resources

Art is My Occupation

Art is My Occupation is a workshop and event series dedicated to connecting students with creative professionals as well as providing students with career resources and guidance.

Professional Development Course Guide

Explore the many courses being offered--from introductory to graduate level--that can prepare students for a career in the arts.

Stanford Career Education

BEAM is Stanford's center for career counseling, professional development workshops, internship and job database, career fairs, career treks and more. They have a wealth of information and resources about careers in the arts. Click here to search Handshake for arts jobs.

Next Steps

Explore resources and professional associations to help you launch your creative career.


Summer Internship Program in Arts Administration

Stanford Arts’ Summer Internship Program provides invaluable experience to Stanford students interested in pursuing careers as arts professionals in various aspects of administration, production, and management.

Stanford/Warner Music Group Leadership Initiative

This partnership between Stanford and Warner Music Group (WMG) offers a select group of students the opportunity to study the chaning music industry in depth through three required components: a Spring Course, a Summer "in-house" Assignment with WMG, and a Capstone Project.

Stanford in Washington

The Bing Stanford in Washington Program gives Stanford undergraduates an opportunity to study and intern in the nation’s capital. Students are individually placed in internships in governmental, non-governmental, and cultural organizations.

Stanford in New York

An opportunity for Stanford students to hone their intellectual skills and capacities, develop their abilities as adaptive learners, and enlarge their creative confidence through a quarter of study, reflective practice, and experiential learning in New York. Internships available in fields from arts to urban planning to finance.