Student Employment at Berklee
Be a stage hand in the Berklee Performance Center, a tour guide for Admissions Campus Tours, or a studio assistant in one of our many Recording Studios. These are only a fraction of the employment opportunities Berklee offers you. And, you also have the flexibility to work on a project by project basis, so you earn extra income when you need it.
Student employment provides opportunities to work part time on campus, to assist in meeting educational expenses. On-campus employment is an opportunity for professional and educational growth, with over 500 positions ranging from 10 to 15 hours of work per week, and daily opportunities for project-based temporary employment. Virtually every department at Berklee employs students. Become a stage hand at the Berklee Performance Center, assist with the technical maintenance of Berklee’s state-of-the-art recording facilities, get involved in community outreach through Berklee’s Office of Education and Community Partnerships, host tours of the college for prospective students and their families—these are just a few of the kinds of employment opportunities on campus that will help to broaden and develop students’ job skills while they are enrolled full time.
There are two programs: Federal Work-Study (funded by the U.S. government) and Berklee Student Employment (funded by the college).
Eligibility for Federal Work-Study (FWS) is based on demonstrated financial need. Berklee Student Employment (BSE) is open to all students, international and domestic. Eligibility is based primarily on a student’s suitability to a particular position with preference given to students demonstrating the most financial need. International students are not required to file a federal financial aid application to receive BSE.
For Federal Work-Study, a student must be a United States citizen, a permanent resident, or an eligible noncitizen. International students may only apply for BSE.
Biweekly paychecks are issued directly to students.
United States citizens fill out the following: (1) a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and (2) a separate Berklee Application for Student Employment obtainable from the Office of Scholarships and Student Employment. International students are required to submit a Berklee Application for BSE only.
Students may work up to 15 hours per week during each full-time semester, and up to 40 hours per week during vacation periods and semester breaks.
For further details, please contact the Office of Scholarships and Student Employment by phone at 617 747-2687 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Students interested in other types of employment opportunities should see the Internships area of the website.