Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Internship Program
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Internship Program offers an opportunity to gain meaningful experience in the performing arts management and/or arts education field. Our program is open to high school juniors/seniors and college students. Internships may vary in duration and time commitment. Duration and flexibility of internship is dependent upon the sponsoring department and project.
During the internship, participants maintain a working portfolio and attend performances and workshops presented by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Woodruff Arts Center. Whether the internship is in press, advertising, education, development, or one of the many other areas offered, the experience sets the tone for a future career in arts management.
Each intern, with their supervisor, develops a list of learning objectives and goals that they would like to accomplish as well as being assigned a project to be completed during their time at the Atlanta Symphony. Each intern maintains a working portfolio, attends required intern events, and participates in evaluations. Our internships provide substantive experience and interns are provided an opportunity to participate in most aspects of the organization—staff meetings, board meeting and the like to get full exposure to the nonprofit organizational environment. Selected interns must be 16 years of age and able to pass a basic background check verifying name, education, social security number, and criminal record.
Internship Position Description
Description: Under the direction of the Director of Education Programming, the intern will gain experience by participating in various projects.
Interns will gain experience unique to the department of their assignment: Therefore, specific job descriptions and projects will be provided by the staff intern liaison of the sponsoring department.
• Strong interpersonal, verbal (including phone work) and written communication skills
Writing samples are required for Communications, Public Relations, and Community Engagement internships.
• Basic computer processing skills including Microsoft Office and Internet
• Interest in the Arts and Non Profit Sector
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Internships are unpaid, but offer a great deal of hands on experience. Prospective interns must provide documentation that they have been approved by their educational institution to receive educational credits and/or must provide a recommendation letter from their most recent educational institution.
Interns will gain and/or improve upon his or her:
• Research, writing, editing, networking and general communication skills
• Understanding of inner workings of nonprofit organization
• General computer, database and organizational skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, mission-driven organization
Time: Duration of internship and time commitment are dependent upon the sponsoring department and project.
Selected interns must be able to pass a basic background check verifying name, education, social security number, and criminal record.
If you wish to apply, please send your resume, cover letter and internship application to Melanie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you may mail a resume, cover letter and internship application to Melanie Darby, Director of Education Programming, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E. Suite 4074, Atlanta, Georgia 30309 or fax it to 404 -733-5294.
Selected applicants will be contacted for a preliminary phone interview.
Submission deadline for internships with the Center:
Summer: April 16, 2010 Fall: July 6, 2010 Winter: November 19, 2010
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Internship Application
1280 Peachtree Street N.E. Suite 4074 Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Date: ____________ Name: ______________________________
Primary Phone_________________ Secondary Phone: __________________
Emergency Contact _____________________ Relationship________________
Phone Number: __________________________
Department(s) of Interest. Please choose 2-3 in order of interest:
Learning Community (Education)
Marketing & Communications
Why do you want to intern at the Atlanta Symphony?
How did you hear about our internship program?
Ideal Start & End Dates for your Internship, please also include any possible conflicts that would occur during this period (camps, additional part time job, family vacations, etc.)
Would you receive class or school credit for this internship? If yes, please provide a letter from your school stating that the intern will receive educational credits. If not, please provide a letter of recommendation from your most recent educational institution.
Please list two references:
Thank you for your interest in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra!
Please send or deliver your completed application to:
Attn: Melanie E. Darby, Director of Education Programming,
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
1280 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309