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Internships

Peabody students can now participate in career-building internships and earn credit in the process. See the Office of Academic Affairs website for information and then contact us to discuss your interests. The JHU Career Center also publishes a page with internship listings and other resources.

Employers: Please review our Internship Policies.

Many arts administration internships in the Baltimore region are posted on the JobsPlus site sponsored by the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. To find internships and other opportunities throughout the U.S, explore the resources on our Job/Opportunity Search page. The following represents only a small portion of available internships in our region.

Also see Grants Available to Peabody Students.

Coordinator - AmeriCorps & Volunteer Maryland

Date: June 17, 2014
Deadline: August 4, 2014 (5:00pm)
Location: Greenbelt, MD
URL: http://chears.org/publications/fulltext/VMC_2014_2015_Position_CHEARS_PW_web.pdf

The Chesapeake Education, Arts and Research Society (CHEARS) and the City of Greenbelt Department of Public Works are partnering with Volunteer Maryland to hire a Volunteer Maryland Coordinator who will recruit and mobilize volunteers to learn permaculture principles, reduce urban and suburban runoff, and instill a sense of environmental stewardship in local students and families in fun, educational outdoor spaces. This is an 11-month commitment with AmeriCorps beginning on September 24, 2014 and ending on August 11, 2015. The service year offers professional training, a $13,250 living allowance, a $5,645 post-service education award, and individual health insurance, if not already covered. You may also qualify for a childcare allowance. If interested in this position, please visit www.bit.ly/2014-15VMC for more information.

To apply: please send a cover letter and updated resume to recruitment@chears.org with the title “VMC 2014-15” in the subject line. 

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Baltimore Symphony Administrative Internships

Date: Ongoing. Fall internship applications due in mid to late July.
Location: Baltimore, MD; North Bethesda, MD
URL: www.bsomusic.org/about/employment-opportunities/internships.aspx

Various internships are available with the Baltimore Symphony in areas such as marketing, development, and public relations. Some offer compensation and college credit. See site for details.

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Internships - Development & Alumni Relations at Peabody

Date: Ongoing
Location: Peabody Campus, Baltimore, MD

Designed for Peabody students, internships during the fall and spring semesters can be arranged as non-credit or for 1-2 credits, depending on a student's preference. Internships are personalized to meet a student's goals and can include any combination of the following.

  • Grantwriting: Learn about the grant application process and practice writing proposals
  • Fundraising: Execute a small fundraising campaign (Spring Semester)
  • Development Events: Help coordinate a donor event
  • Stewardship: Assist in implementing Peabody's donor appreciation plan
  • Alumni Relations: Research, work and communicate with Peabody Alumni

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Erika Juengst in the Office of Development: ejuengst@jhu.edu

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Shriver Hall Concerts Administrative Internship

Date: Ongoing
Location: Shriver Hall, Suite 105, JHU Campus
URL: www.shriverconcerts.org/mod/pages/about/employment-opportunities
Hours: Approx. 10-12/week; flexible hours can be arranged. Fall semester; spring semester
Compensation: Unpaid, but interns receive Shriver Hall Concert Series tickets; academic credit possible (see Peabody's Office of Academic Affairs site for info about earning credit)

Duties and responsibilities: Assist with general office operations. Conduct research on current and prospective donors and foundations; prepare acknowledgment letters; participate in donor event planning; create invitations for events. Assist in creation of marketing materials and upgrading databases. Contribute to writing grants and executing contracts. Other duties as assigned

Requirements: The ideal candidate will be a college/graduate student or recent graduate of a discipline related to arts administration, classical music, or the arts. Strong verbal and organizational skills are required; computer proficiency is essential. Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task, willingness to learn, and a sense of humor are highly valued skills.

To Apply: Submit a resume to Stephen Jacobsohn, Director sjacobsohn@shriverconcerts.org. No phone calls, please.

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Baltimore Choral Arts Society Internships

Date: Ongoing. Internships available summer, fall, spring.
Location: Baltimore, MD
URL: http://www.baltimorechoralarts.org/

The Baltimore Choral Arts Society is one of Maryland’s premier professional cultural institutions. The Symphonic Chorus, Full Chorus, and Chamber Chorus perform throughout the mid-Atlantic region, as well as in Washington, DC, New York, and Europe.

Baltimore Choral Arts is seeking an enthusiastic and detail-oriented intern to join our team. This is an ideal opportunity for someone to participate in the strategies and mechanics of a successful non-profit arts organization. This is a part-time, (12-20 hours per week), unpaid position. Positions are available for summer, fall or spring.

Responsibilities

  • Assist Marketing and Development Associate with Choral Arts’ participation in various special events, including Artscape (July), BookFest (September), Ruby Cabaret fundraiser (April)
  • Participate in PR and marketing activities to promote concerts
  • Research potential Foundation and Corporate donors
  • Assist Choral Arts staff with administrative and other duties, as needed

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Computer proficiency, preferably with experience in MS Office suite and social networking
  • Strong writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good people skills

Baltimore Choral Arts / Intern Expectations
While this is not a paid position, Baltimore Choral Arts will provide the intern with a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of its organization. Baltimore Choral Arts is nationally recognized for the quality of its programming and performances and has an experienced, professional staff. By the end of the internship, the intern will have a broad understanding of the inner-workings of a performing arts organization.

In return for this education and experience, the intern will be held to the same professional standards as Choral Arts paid employees. At the end of the internship, there will be an intern performance review and the intern will be asked to provide an evaluation of the internship experience.

To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to Donna Lashof, Patron Services Manager, at: donna@baltimorechoralarts.org.

Community Impact Internship Program - JHU

Date: Ongoing. Applications due in December.
Location: Baltimore, MD
URL: http://jhu.edu/csc/ciip.shtml

The Community Impact Internships Program (CIIP) is a competitive, paid summer internship program that pairs JHU undergraduate students (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) with community agencies to work on community-identified projects. Participating interns attend an extensive orientation and work 35 hours a week for 8 weeks while participating in weekly reflection sessions. Each participating student receives a salary of $4000.

See site for more information. Given that applications are due in December, expect updated application instructions to be posted in the fall.

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Young Audiences Maryland Internships

Date: Ongoing
Location: 2601 North Howard Street, Suite 320, Baltimore, MD 21218
URL: http://yamd.org/join-us/internship-and-employment-opportunities/

Young Audiences/Arts for Learning, founded in Baltimore in 1950, is the country's foremost arts-in-education non-profit organization. The Maryland chapter of Young Audiences (YAMD) provides over 4,000 arts education opportunities for nearly 200,000 students, artists, and educators throughout the state each year. The staff, board, and teaching artists of YAMD work to generate opportunities for all students to imagine, create and realize their full potential through the arts.

About the Internship Program:

  • Work schedule: Flexible; Twelve weeks
  • Minimum of 10 hours per week: Total of at least 120 hours

Benefits: Access to artist workshops, performances, and professional development

Compensation: College credit preferred, a small stipend may be available

Qualifications:

  • Moderate Desktop Publishing software experience
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Proficient writing skills
  • Some understanding of the arts community, Maryland school system, and non-profits

To Apply: See site for information about available internships and then email resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to officemanager@yamd.org. Specify which position you are applying for.

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Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Internships

Application Deadline: Open
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
URL: http://midatlanticarts.org/about/internships.html

Internship opportunities are available at the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Interns gain valuable experience in arts administration, grantmaking, marketing and/or development. A stipend is available for summer interns only; fall and spring interns work fewer hours and are not eligible for a stipend. Interns may receive college credit.

A learning plan is established at the beginning of the internship in mutual cooperation between the intern and supervisor. The intern completes at least one project during the internship and also receives a broad introduction to other functions of the organization.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Visit the above linked webpage for detailed information.

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CenterStage Internships

Date: Ongoing
Location: 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD (1 block from Peabody)
URL: www.centerstage.org/Education/ProfessionalInternshipProgram.aspx#515185-about

Diverse full-time internships including one in Audio and others in Arts Administration. Housing provided. Info posted in January; selection process begins in March.

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Arts Administration Internships - Americans for the Arts

Date: Ongoing
Internship Dates: Summer, Fall, Spring
Location: Washington, DC & New York, NY
URL: www.americansforthearts.org/about-americans-for-the-arts/internships

Diverse internships are available; most include stipends and are eligible for college credit through Peabody's Office of Academic Affairs.

Follow above link for information and application instructions.

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Kennedy Center Arts Management Internships

Date: Ongoing
Location: Washington, DC
URL: www.kennedy-center.org/education/artsmanagement/internships

Fall Internships: Program Dates: September - December (14 weeks).Application Deadline: May

Spring Internships: Program Dates: January - May (16 weeks). Application Deadline: October

Summer Internships: Program Dates: June 2 - August 8, 2014 (10 weeks)

To Apply: Complete the online application. Please note, all materials can be uploaded to the application. (i.e. resumes, transcripts, and other required materials). Application materials submitted via post will not be accepted.

Information: www.kennedy-center.org/education/artsmanagement/internships

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Wolf Trap Internships

Date: Ongoing
Location: Vienna, Virginia

Dates:
Summer: 12 weeks, full-time (40-plus hours per week)
Fall and Spring: 12 weeks, part-time (maximum of 24 hours per week)

Note: Duration and hours required may vary per internship.

Description: The Wolf Trap Internship Program is designed to provide meaningful hands-on training and experience in the areas of arts administration, education, and technical theater. Internships offer the practical opportunity to become an integral member of the staff and to work side-by-side with professionals producing, promoting, and administering the full spectrum of the performing arts.

Job Requirements: Must have a reliable mode of transportation as Wolf Trap is not accessible by public transit. (Transportation may be provided for Josie Bass and Los Padres interns.) Housing is not provided, but Wolf Trap will help participants find affordable housing. (Housing may be provided for Josie Bass and Los Padres interns.) Undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of one year of study, graduate students, recent graduates, and career-changers currently enrolled in a degree program are encouraged to apply. Interns should possess enthusiasm, strong writing and organizational skills and proficient computer skills. Must meet INS I-9 eligibility regulations.

Payment information: Up to $290 per week paid on a bi-weekly basis.

Application Deadlines:
Summer Internships (May-September) - March 1
Fall Internships (September-December) - July 1
Spring Internships (January-April) - November 1

For application and more information: www.wolftrap.org/internships

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Washington Performing Arts Society Internships

Date: Ongoing
Location: Washington, DC
URL: www.wpas.org/aboutus/internships.aspx

Internships available in the departments of Development, Education (2 positions), plus Marketing & Communications. Commitments range from 15-30 hours per week. Application deadline for fall 2014 internships is July 1.

To Apply:  See site for details.

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National Endowment for the Arts Volunteer Internships

Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: Open
URL: http://arts.gov/about/jobs/internships

Undergraduate and graduate students and other volunteers who would like to gain work experience at the National Endowment for the Arts are invited to apply for NEA Internships. Interns are accepted throughout the year in many of the Arts Endowment's offices on a non-paid basis. This internship offers a national overview of arts activities across the country. Interns work in assisting the staff with a variety of tasks related to the process of awarding Federal grants. A variety of resources are available for participants of the NEA Internship Program such as: meetings of advisory panels and the National Council on the Arts.

If you would like to apply, please send a cover letter detailing the time period you will be available (including days of the week, if you will not be available for five days), your interest areas and whether you will be earning academic credit. Please indicate your experience and typing ability. Letters of recommendation, references, and college transcripts are suggested, but not required.

To ensure sufficient time for proper consideration of your application, please send materials at least four to six weeks before the date you wish to begin your internship to:

Office of Human Resources, Room 223
National Endowment for the Arts
The Nancy Hanks Center
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506
greena@arts.gov

Questions? Contact Anita Green, Volunteer/Intern Coordinator: greena@arts.gov.

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Future of Music Coalition - Volunteer Internships

Date: Ongoing
Location: Washington, DC
URL: http://futureofmusic.org/positions-and-internships

Three internship positions are available per semester depending on the candidates skills and our current needs: 1. Communications Intern; 2. Events Intern; 3. Policy Intern.

Hours are flexible, but interns should be in the office at least 15-20 hours per week sometime during 10 am - 6 pm on weekdays.

To Apply: See site for details.

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Maryland Public Television Volunteer Internships

Date: Ongoing
Location: 11767 Owings Mills Blvd., Owings Mills, MD 21117
URL: http://www.mpt.org/about/careers/internships/

Maryland Public Television offers full- and part-time internships for college students throughout the year. Internships are specifically designed to provide training and experience for students interested in public broadcasting.

Internships described below are, in general, the types of assignments that are available from time to time. Please be aware that not all internships are available every semester. MPT's Human Resources department maintains information on available internship roles.

General Information

  • Cover letter should specify a first and a second choice internship from the list of opportunities described.
  • Internships are usually for hours during the standard workday. Nights and weekend hours may occasionally be required but are not routine.
  • Internships run on a schedule similar to the college semester. Internships usually cover the following periods:
    • Fall internships - Late August/early September through mid-December.
    • Spring internships - Mid/late January through late April.
    • Summer internships - Late May/early June through mid-August.
  • Junior, Senior or Graduate Student preferred.
  • Students must be able to commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week and have reliable transportation.

To Apply: See site for application instructions and other information http://www.mpt.org/about/careers/internships/

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Internships at NPR - Washington, DC

Location: 635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Deadline: Rolling
URL: www.npr.org/about/jobs/internedition/information.html

National Public Radio offers internships in numerous areas including Audio Engineering. See site for details.

Internships at WETA

Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: Open
URL: www.weta.org/about/careers/internships

WETA offers a wide variety of internship opportunities designed to provide students and recent graduates with knowledge and practical experience in the field of public broadcasting. In addition to working in their assigned departments, interns are exposed to various aspects of public broadcasting through educational events such as lunches with managers, station tours, and opportunities to sit in on live broadcasts.

Internships are offered throughout the year to coincide with the typical academic calendar. Internships range from 15-40 hours per week, depending upon the needs of the intern and their assigned department. See site for details.

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Smithsonian Institution Internships

Date: Ongoing
Location: Washington, DC
URL: http://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/internships/start.aspx

Fall Internships: Applications due July 1
Winter/Spring Internships: Applications due Oct. 1
Summer Internships: Applications due Feb. 1

One performing arts administrative internship is offered during each period. See site for details. Apply early.

Library of Congress Internships

Date: Ongoing
Location: Washington, DC

Opportunities are available in a wide range of disciplines. Discover them using the search tool on the Library of Congress site: www.loc.gov/hr/employment/index.php?action=cMain.showFellowships

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Choral Arts Society of Washington Internships

Date: Ongoing
Location: 5225 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 603, Washington, DC 20015
URL: http://www.choralarts.org/About-Us/Internships-and-Apprenticeships.aspx

Choral Arts is pleased to offer hands-on internships in arts administration to students throughout the year. Part-time internships are 15-30 hours/week. Full-time positions are 30-40 hours/week.

Every effort is made to custom design a program that fits both the needs of the intern and our organization. While they mainly work with one or two departments, interns at Choral Arts acquire valuable knowledge from all departments and leave with a real-world perspective of arts management. A number of our past interns have completed master theses in conjunction with their internships.

To Apply: E-mail a cover letter expressing your interest in one or more of the departments indicated on our website, a writing sample, and contact info for two references to: education@choralarts.org. Applications are accepted throughout the year, but we recommend that application materials for summer internships be received by March 15.

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Philadelphia Orchestra Administrative Internships

Date: Ongoing
Location: Philadelphia, PA
URL: www.philorch.org/internships-and-co-ops

Diverse internships are available in areas such as marketing, development, and public relations. See site for details.

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