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.
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.
Employers: Please review our Internship Policies. We post selected notices on this page free of charge announcing internships in the Baltimore-Washington region that comply with our policies and we deem of interest to Peabody students and alumni. We reserve the right to decline to post notices for any reason. To notify us of openings, please email vacancy announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yellow Barn Summer Music Festival Internships
Date Posted: Nov. 6, 2014
Work period: June 7 – August 14, 2015
Priority Application Deadline: March 1, 2015 (apply early)
Location: Putney, VT (admin. offices in Baltimore)
Summary: Each summer Yellow Barn hosts 4 interns to assist with production, marketing, and public events. As integral members of our campus and community, the Yellow Barn interns are essential to the success of our summer programs and concert series.
- Each Festival Intern will gain a broad knowledge of running a summer chamber music festival by being involved with various aspects of Yellow Barn including: daily operations, office management, special events, concert and festival production, marketing, and campus life.
- Interns will work primarily with the Operations Manager and Executive Assistant and can expect daily interactions with Yellow Barn’s artistic and executive directors.
- Interns are expected to work varying long shifts within 6-day work weeks and remain within reach during off hours.
- Interns also have many opportunities to hear world-class chamber music concerts, attend seminars led by festival directors, and work with a great group of people throughout the summer at an internationally renowned arts organization in beautiful southern Vermont.
Although each intern is expected to assist with all tasks associated with Yellow Barn’s operation, concentrations are available in the following areas:
- Public Relations Interns (2 positions): Working primarily with the Executive Assistant, public relations interns will be expected to assist with the development and execution of marketing initiatives, box office and front-of-house management, volunteer relations, social media coordination, residential needs, archival maintenance, and production demands as needed.
- Operations Interns (2 positions): Working primarily with the Operations Manager, operations interns will be responsible for all aspects of Yellow Barn’s production including scheduling, campus set-up and maintenance, transportation needs, activity coordination, score production, stage crew, program note creation, festival documentation, and festival office tasks as needed.
- Yellow Barn is searching for interns that will thrive in creating an exceptional experience for musicians and audience members in an environment conducive to communication through artistic endeavors.
- Strong candidates will have an interest in the non-profit sector, the arts, and classical music.
- Candidates must be extremely efficient, responsible, congenial, and willing to work long hours.
- Excellent computer skills are a must, including proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, databases, and social media platforms.
- Candidates should exhibit professional, creative written and verbal communication skills and will be comfortable producing festival documents (program notes, press releases, etc.).
- Candidates must bring with them a car in good working order, have a valid United States Drivers License, and be comfortable driving and carpooling on country roads. (Yellow Barn will cover mileage at a rate of $0.14 per mile duration of the festival, and a per diem of $15 a day when the festival is not in session.)
About Yellow Barn: Founded in 1969, Yellow Barn is a center for chamber music study and performance in Putney, Vermont, internationally recognized for its distinguished history and innovative approach to lifelong learning. It offers a five-week study and performance experience in chamber music for young professionals and an intensive workshop for younger performers and composers. Over 35 public performances are presented from mid- June to August, plus masterclasses, pre-concert discussions, and outreach events. The summer interns will be active members in the creative activities of a world-class chamber music festival where every part of the process that brings music to performance is held to the highest standard.
To Apply: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of March 1, 2015. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Please send application materials including the completed Applicant Information Form, cover letter, résumé, and list of two references with contact information to: Dan Nitsch, Operations Manager: email@example.com.
Baltimore Symphony Administrative Internships
Location: Baltimore, MD; North Bethesda, MD
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.
Administrative & Marketing Internships
Location: Baltimore, MD
See site for internship descriptions and application instructions.
Internships - Development & Alumni Relations at Peabody
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shriver Hall Concerts Administrative Internship
Location: Shriver Hall, Suite 105, JHU Campus
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 email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
Baltimore Choral Arts Society Internships
Date: Ongoing. Internships available summer, fall, spring.
Location: Baltimore, MD
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.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Impact Internship Program - JHU
Date: Ongoing. Applications due in December.
Location: Baltimore, MD
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.
Young Audiences Maryland Internships
Location: 2601 North Howard Street, Suite 320, Baltimore, MD 21218
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
- 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 email@example.com. Specify which position you are applying for.
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Internships
Application Deadline: Open
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
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.
Location: 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD (1 block from Peabody)
Diverse full-time internships including one in Audio and others in Arts Administration. Housing provided. Info posted in January; selection process begins in March.
Arts Administration Internships - Americans for the Arts
Internship Dates: Summer, Fall, Spring
Location: Washington, DC & New York, NY
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.
Kennedy Center Arts Management Internships
Location: Washington, DC
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.
Wolf Trap Internships
Location: Vienna, Virginia
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.
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
Washington Performing Arts Society Internships
Location: Washington, DC
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.
National Endowment for the Arts Volunteer Internships
Location: Washington, DC
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
Questions? Contact Anita Green, Volunteer/Intern Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future of Music Coalition - Volunteer Internships
Location: Washington, DC
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.
Maryland Public Television Volunteer Internships
Location: 11767 Owings Mills Blvd., Owings Mills, MD 21117
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.
- 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/
Internships at NPR - Washington, DC
Location: 635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001
National Public Radio offers internships in numerous areas including Audio Engineering. See site for details.
Internships at WETA
Location: Washington, DC
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.
Smithsonian Institution Internships
Location: Washington, DC
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
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
Choral Arts Society of Washington Internships
Location: 5225 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 603, Washington, DC 20015
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: email@example.com. Applications are accepted throughout the year, but we recommend that application materials for summer internships be received by March 15.
Philadelphia Orchestra Administrative Internships
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Diverse internships are available in areas such as marketing, development, and public relations. See site for details.
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