Music Forward and Citizens are partnering to inspire and prepare the next generation of diverse live music industry leaders in Boston. Together, the organizations will provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for graduating high school seniors and first-year college students to explore and prepare for a career in live music.  The partnership will create a new 6-week paid summer internship program at some of Boston’s most iconic live entertainment venues, along with additional activities for larger groups of students including venue tours, career exploration panels, and interactive workshops at Citizens’ branches. 

The program will bridge our community to the music industry where BIPOC youth will receive hands-on training and job shadows in venue careers, mentorship, as well as workshops focused on fiscal empowerment and career-readiness.

Venue Tours

Youth are invited to connect passions to professions and explore the variety of careers that bring concerts to life. Join a free backstage venue tour that will spark discovery and map pathways to a dream career in the live music industry.


Paid internships are available for graduating high school seniors and first-year college students. Interns will receive hands-on training and job shadows in venue careers, mentorship from industry pros, and workshops focused on fiscal empowerment and career readiness.

Participating Venues

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