The STEAM Team is the MFA’s exciting new workforce development program and paid fellowship opportunity for Boston teens. The STEAM Team offers fellows the opportunity to explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) careers in a world-renowned encyclopedic cultural institution.

About the Fellowship

Fellows cultivate workforce development skills while learning about a range of academic and professional options in these fields. They dive into hands-on learning activities with MFA staff mentors in each of the corresponding STEAM disciplines and visit local businesses, organizations, and artists doing innovative work in the STEAM fields. Fellows build strong connections with professionals in their field of interest and cultivate team building and leadership skills with peers. Most importantly fellows can expect to have an incredibly unique and dynamic experience at the MFA while having fun and learning!

The STEAM Team Fellowship includes fun field trips and activities at various intuitions around New England which highlight STEAM programming. Some of the leading minds in STEAM disciplines periodically give professional development presentations aimed toward social engagement and awareness for the fellows.

The application period for 2019–2020 fellowships is now closed.

Fellowship Details

STEAM Team fellows must attend a Boston Public School and/or live in Boston. They are paid $12 per hour. The intensive six week summer program begins in late June until mid-August 2019, and the yearlong continuation of the program starts in September and goes into June 2020.

Participants are expected to commit full-time five days a week for six weeks from July to mid-August as well as a few times a month until June 2020. Fellows need to commit 2–3 sessions a month typically on Wednesday afternoons after school for the yearlong program.

Selected fellows are required to make a yearlong commitment to participate in the program. Fellows must have schedules that will allow this availability for the program. Finalized dates for the program are shared at the start of the program.


The MFA STEAM Team is generously supported by Joyce Linde.