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

Spring Advancement Intern

Spring Advocacy and Educational Resources Intern

Spring Marketing Intern

Spring Advancement Intern

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Spring Advancement Intern beginning January 7, 2019 through May 10, 2019. 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 REQUIREMENT

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 30-40 hours a week during the internship season. Internships usually correspond to the following timeframes: January - May. 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 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. by November 30, 2018. Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by November 16, 2018. 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.

Spring Advocacy and Educational Resources Intern

POSITION DESCRIPTION

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 enrolles 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 interpersonal 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 the 2019 Music for All National Festival (March 13-16, 2019)

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 30-hours per week during their internships. This position will run January 9 – May 10, 2019. 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 30 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., and note for which internship season you are interested in applying by November 30, 2018. Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by November 16, 2018.. 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.

Spring Marketing Intern

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Spring Marketing Intern beginning January 7, 2019 through May 10, 2019. 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.

  • Assisting the Marketing Staff in the preparation and execution of marketing materials and projects
  • Coordination of information for marketing and communications materials
  • Projects coordinating to the Music for All National Festival in graphic design, writing, public relations, website maintenance, and social media
  • Updating of information for website 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 are involved in the planning of events and have some onsite event production duties and responsibilities. Some travel, night and weekend work is required.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Music for All is seeking an enthusiastic, team oriented individual MFA’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 monthly $900 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 30hours a week during their internships. This position will run January 7 – May 10, 2019. 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 30 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.  by November 30, 2018. Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by November 16, 2018Writing/graphic design samples are highly encouraged. 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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