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Communications Intern

Communications Intern

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Director of Publications and Content Development, this internship provides direct experience and best practices in public relations, editorial and institutional writing, and social media. This is an ideal experience for someone pursuing a career in arts and entertainment communications. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Work across the Communications & Digital Media department to execute communication plans.
  • Support traditional and digital media initiatives; assist with the writing of press releases, magazine stories, social media copy and other institutional messaging. 
  • Assist with the collection and curation of press materials, including artist biographies and headshots.
  • Assist with event calendar content curation and updates.
  • Contribute to the achievements of the diversity goals of the Communications & Digital Media department in conjunction with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan.
  • Assist with virtual and in-person events.
  • Support the organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives as well as supporting a respectful organizational culture.
  • Attend professional development sessions.
  • 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 work 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 Communications.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Enjoys working with and assisting the public and media.
  • Knowledge of classical and/or choral music a plus.
  • Experience with video and photo editing a plus.
  • Experience with social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok a plus.

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

Compensation: $15.25 per hour