Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

Music for All’s mission is to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. Our vision is to be a catalyst to ensure that every child in America has access and opportunity for active music making in his or her scholastic environment.

Founded in 1975, Music for All is a destination – and sets the standard – for scholastic music ensemble performance and music education advocacy. Music for All provides ensemble experiences, hands-on opportunities for individual student performance training and growth, and teacher professional development.

Music for All is also committed to informing and empowering students, parents, and teachers to be engaged advocates for the arts and music education in their communities and across the nation.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization, Music for All’s programs include 30+ annual events, serving more than 500,000 attendees each year. Our programs including the Bands of America Grand National Championships and Regional Championships for marching bands, the Music for All Summer Symposium camp for students and teachers, the Music for All National Festival and Affiliate Regional Music Festivals for concert bands, orchestras, choirs, chamber ensembles, percussion ensembles, and the national honor concert band, jazz band, orchestra, and the Bands of America Honor Band that will march for the fifth time in the Rose Parade® in 2021.

The Music for All Internship program provides a unique opportunity for current or recent college students to experience real-world work experience 

 

Current Open Positions

Fall Advancement Intern

Fall Advocacy and Educational Resources Intern

Fall Marketing Intern

Fall Participant Relations Intern

 

Fall Advancement Intern

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Fall Advancement Intern beginning August 13, 2018 through December 14, 2018. The Advancement Intern works under the direction of the Director of Sponsorships and is an important part of the Music for All team.

Music for All’s Advancement department focuses on development and sponsorships, which includes responsibility for the annual fund, sponsorship sales, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts and gift planning, endowment and campaign initiatives, stewardship, and sponsorship and advancement services.

Internship primary duties include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct prospect research on potential granting organizations and corporate sponsors..
  • Assist with database management and data entry.
  • Prepare fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.
  • Assist Advancement team with administrative tasks for the department.
  • Work with Advancement team on special projects and assignments.

Every candidate for a position at Music for All must understand and acknowledge that a substantial portion of the organization’s business is the planning and execution of special events. As such, all Music for All employees and contractors are involved in the planning of events and will have on-site event production duties and responsibilities. Some travel, night, and weekend work may be required.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Music for All is seeking an enthusiastic, team oriented individual with the skills listed below. Music for All’s Advancement Internship focus will vary by season, based on the need of current workflow, and the training and interests of the successful intern applicant:

  • Currently enrolled in a college level degree program (preferred)
  • Pursuing a degree in Non-profit Management, Communications, Writing, English, Journalism, or Marketing (preferred)
  • Strong work ethic and understanding of the organization’s mission, vision, and core values
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate with individuals in and out of the organization
  • Customer service oriented attitude
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, organization, and interpersonal skills, as well as strong attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm and interest for being involved in a wide variety of projects
  • Experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) required
  • Ability to work independently, with little to no guidance

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Music for All interns are paid based on experience, education level and time commitment. Typical internships earn $300 per week before taxes. Payments are made on the 15th and last day of each month. Travel expenses (housing, transportation, meals, etc.), while working an event, are covered by the organization.

INTERNSHIP TIMING

Music for All offers internships year round. This position is expected to work 40 hours a week during the internship season. Internships usually correspond to the following timeframes: August – December. Start and end dates can be modified to fit into the constraints of a current degree program.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by Monday, July 9. All correspondence will be handled through email. Music for All, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit educational organization and is committed to a diverse workforce.

 

Fall Advocacy and Educational Resources Intern

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Fall Advocacy and Educational Resources Intern beginning August 13, 2018 through December 14, 2018. The Fall Advocacy and Educational Resources Intern works under the direction of the Director of Advocacy and Educational Resources and is an important part of the Music for All team.

Primary duties for the fall include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Director of Advocacy and Educational Resources in performance of the department’s and his duties
  • Regularly communicate (phone and email) with adjudicators, clinicians, conductors, faculty and VIPs regarding program details
  • Create, organize, and maintain consultants’ contract files and paperwork
  • Support in developing and curating organization’s advocacy initiatives
  • Manage several projects independently
  • Maintain professional and high quality relationships with participants
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Advocacy and Educational Resources

Every candidate for a position at Music for All must understand and acknowledge that a substantial portion of the organization’s business is the planning and execution of special events. As such, all Music for All employees and contractors are involved in the planning of events and will have on-site event production duties and responsibilities. Travel may be required, in which case individual travel expenses will be covered by Music for All.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Music for All is seeking an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual with the below skills:

  • Currently or recently enrolled in a college-level degree program (third year or higher preferred)
  • Pursuing a degree in Music Education, Music Business, Communications, Marketing, or Public Relations (preferred)
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to communicate with participants including band directors, students, and parents
  • Demonstrated leadership, organization, interpersonal skills as well as strong attention to detail
  • Willingness to re-design processes to improve them
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word)
  • Proficiency in Google applications (Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc.)
  • Strong work ethic, willingness to embrace our organization and an interest in supporting the arts community
  • Participation in at least one 2018 Bands of America Regional or Super Regional Championship event
  • Participation in the 2018 Bands of America Grand National Championships (November 7-10, 2018)

STIPEND

This position will receive a stipend on the 15th and last day of each month. Travel expenses (housing, transportation, meals, etc.), while working an event, are covered by the organization.

INTERNSHIP TIMING

Music for All offers internships year round. These positions are expected to work 40-hours per week during their internships. This position will run August 13 – December 14, 2018. Start and end dates can be modified to fit into the constraints of a current degree program. Please note that this is a residential internship, and you must be able to complete your 40 hours in our office located in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by Monday, July 9. All correspondence will be handled through email. Music for All, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit educational organization and is committed to a diverse workforce. 

 

Fall Marketing Intern

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Fall Marketing Intern beginning August 13, 2018 through December 14, 2018. The Fall Marketing Intern works under the direction of the Vice President of Marketing and Communications and is an important part of the Music for All team.

Primary duties for the fall include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Marketing Department in the preparation and execution of marketing materials and projects
  • Coordination of information for Fall Bands of America marketing and communications materials
  • Projects coordinating to the Fall Bands of America events in graphic design, writing, public relations, website maintenance, and social media
  • Updating of information for website and publication, and maintenance of marketing department data

Every candidate for a position at Music for All must understand and acknowledge that a substantial portion of the organization’s business is the planning and execution of special events. As such, all Music for All employees and contractors are involved in the planning of events and will have on-site event production duties and responsibilities. Travel will be required and will include a minimum of four weekends between September 22 and November 10. Individual travel expenses will be covered by Music for All.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Music for All is seeking an enthusiastic, team oriented individual with the skills listed below. Music for All’s Marketing Internship focus will vary by season, based on the need of current workflow, and the training and interests of the successful intern applicant:

  • Currently enrolled in a college level degree program (preferred)
  • Pursuing a degree in marketing/communications (preferred)
  • Writing and proof reading skills (Copywriting, social media, and story-telling)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate with individuals in and out of the organization
  • Demonstrated leadership, organization, and interpersonal skills, as well as strong attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm and interest for being involved in a wide variety of marketing related projects
  • Adobe InDesign required (Creative Cloud currently used)
  • Experience in Photoshop, Illustrator helpful
  • Experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) required
  • Ability to work independently, with little to no guidance

STIPEND

This position will receive a stipend on the 15th and last day of each month. Travel expenses (housing, transportation, meals, etc.), while working an event, are covered by the organization.

INTERNSHIP TIMING

Music for All offers internships year round. These positions are expected to work 40 hours a week during their internships. This position will run August 13 – December 14, 2018. Start dates can be modified to fit into the constraints of a current degree program. Please note that this is a residential internship, and you must be able to complete your 40 hours in our office located in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Writing/graphic design samples are highly encouraged. Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by Monday, July 9. All correspondence will be handled through email. Music for All, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit educational organization and is committed to a diverse workforce.

 

Fall Participant Relations Intern

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Fall Participant Relations Intern beginning mid-August through mid-December. The Participant Relations Intern works under the direction of the Director of Participant Relations and Special Projects and is an important part of the Music for All team. Primary duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Director of Participant Relations and Special Projects and Participant Relations Coordinators in the planning of all events
  • Heavy communication (phone and email) with music educators and participants regarding event details
  • Create, organize, and maintain participant paperwork and files
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and independently
  • Maintain relationships with participants
  • Travel to an event site to assist with on-site event production duties and responsibilities

Every candidate for a position at Music for All must understand and acknowledge that a substantial portion of the organization’s business is the planning and execution of special events. Travel will be required and will include a maximum of five weekends between September 15th and November 12th. Individual travel expenses will be covered by Music for All.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Music for All is seeking an enthusiastic, team oriented individual with the skills listed below. Music for All’s Participant Relations Internship focus will vary by season, based on the need of current workflow, and the training and interests of the successful intern applicant:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college or currently enrolled in a college level degree program
  • Strong work ethic and understanding of the organization’s mission, vision, and core values
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with individuals in and out of the organization
  • Customer service oriented attitude
  • Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, and proof reading skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills, as well as strong attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm and interest for being involved in a wide variety of related projects
  • Experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) required
  • Ability to work independently, with little to no guidance
  • Travel is necessary and required

STIPEND

This position will receive a stipend on the 15th and last day of each month. Travel expenses (housing, transportation, meals, etc.), while working an event, are covered by the organization.

INTERNSHIP TIMING

Music for All offers internships year round. These positions are expected to work 40 hours a week during their internships. This position will run mid-August – mid-December. Start dates can be modified to fit into the constraints of a current degree program.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, July 9. All correspondence will be handled through email. Music for All, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit educational organization and is committed to a diverse workforce.

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