Music Forward transforms lives, inspires careers and champions a more inclusive music industry. Focusing on young people from under-served communities, Music Forward sets the stage for success by providing workshops, showcases, scholarships, and internships to inspire the next generation of music industry leaders and innovators.

As part of our ongoing efforts to champion a more inclusive music industry, Music Forward is committed to providing opportunities within the music industry including internships, mentorship, and resources to grow professionally.

As a participant who has engaged in Music Forward programming, we welcome you to submit your resume to be considered for future opportunities with us and our partners. 

Make an impact with Music Forward by joining our intern cohort! Build your professional network, skill set, and resume through formal and informal training sessions, tangible tasks and projects, and networking opportunities.

The following roles are open for application - all positions have a rolling review process (positions are open until filled) and are virtual:

- Artist Development 

- Charitable Partnerships 

- Education Programs

- Marketing 

- Marketing - Video editing

- Operations Intern

Music Forward is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any of employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

scholarship 2023 

Music Forward partnerships increase opportunities for a diverse range of students pursuing music industry careers.

Live Nation (LN) currently offers three Live Nation scholarship opportunities for students pursuing careers in the live entertainment industry.

Inherit the Music (IM) offers the David E. Ballard Scholarship for students pursuing a career in live entertainment who have been part of the foster care system and/or have experienced extended periods of homelessness.

Affinity Plus Foundation (AP) offers the Affinity Plus Scholarship, to support Minnesota students or Affinity Plus members studying out-of-state and pursuing a career related to the music industry.

Governors Ball (GB) offers the Governors Ball Scholarship to support students attending a university anywhere in the U.S. but must be pursuing a degree related to a career in live entertainment and hold a permanent address within one of the five boroughs of New York City. 

(LN) Tiffany Green: Guidelines
(LN) Steven J. Finkel: Guidelines
(LN) Live Nation: Guidelines
(ITM) David E. Ballard: Guidelines
(AP) Affinity Plus: Guidelines
(GB) Governors Ball: Guidelines

Applicants may apply for only one of the three scholarships offered through Live Nation. Applying for more than one scholarship in this category will result in the ineligibility of the applicant.

Applicants may apply for a Live Nation scholarship, The David E. Ballard scholarship, Governors Ball and Affinity Plus scholarship if eligibility requirements are met for each opportunity.
Application closes at 11:59 PM EST, 10:59 PM CST, and 8:59 PM PST on March 31st, 2023.

Application recommendations must be received by 11:59 PM EST, 10:59 PM CST, and 8:59 PM PST on April 7th, 2023.

Applicants and References must allow list in their inbox in order to receive essential communications related to the scholarship application process.


Music Forward and Citizens have partnered to inspire and prepare the next generation of diverse live music industry leaders in Boston. Together, the organizations are providing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for eight (8) graduating high school seniors or first year college students to explore and prepare for a career in live music.  
This 7-week paid summer internship program will take place at some of Boston’s most iconic live entertainment venues.
The program bridges our community to the music industry. Participanting youth will receive hands-on training, job shadow experiences, mentorship, and workshops focused on fiscal empowerment and career-readiness.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Interviews will begin in the winter/spring of 2023. Applications in draft form will not be accepted. Be sure to click the "Apply" button on your application in order to be considered for the opportunity.
Internship eligibility:
Must have graduated high school between June 2022-June 2023
Age 18 by July 5, 2023
Available in Boston between June 26-August 12, 2023
Provide proof of COVID vaccination
Provide contact information for one (1) professional reference

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