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Community Engagement Intern

Community Engagement Intern

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Director of Community Engagement, this internship provides a strong knowledge base in event planning and execution, community engagement, volunteer management, cross departmental engagement and coordination, and diversity, equity and inclusion. This is an ideal experience for someone pursuing a career in community engagement, volunteer management and special event production.  

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assisting with event planning and logistics for community engagement activities
  • Acting as a representative of the orchestra at concerts and special events in the community 
  • Completing small research projects on topics around community engagement and diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Assisting in administrative tasks such as drafting emails and invitations, creating flyers and other collateral 
  • Supporting collaborative projects with other CSO departments such as Marketing/Sales, Learning, Communications, and Production
  • Attending internal and external meetings related to community engagement 
  • Help support volunteer activities sponsored by the Multicultural Awareness Council
  • Support the organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives as well as supporting a respectful organizational culture
  • Other related duties required as part of a team environment.

Professional Development: The internship will include required mentoring with a senior member of our organization and professional development sessions such as resume review, career coaching, etc.

Duration and Schedule: 
The internship begins in September 2024 and concludes at the end of May 2025. Interns will have some flexibility in setting their hours, but are required to have the ability to commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week and up to a maximum of 20 hours per week. The intern will be expected to have occasional availability on nights and weekends to present at concerts and special events.  

Onsite interviews will begin early July 2024 and conclude early August 2024.

Candidate Requirements:

  • College Junior, Senior, Graduate Student or those who recently graduated with an expressed interest in community engagement, volunteer management and/or special event production
  • Project management experience
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Candidate should enjoy working with people and demonstrate a passion for working with diverse communities

The CSO encourages those that have been historically underrepresented in orchestral music to apply.

Compensation: $15.25 per hour