The MSM Internship Program offers real world experience, skills and contacts, that enhance on-campus coursework and foster career success.
Because of the concentration of prominent arts organizations and national service agencies in NYC, MSM students have a terrific array of possibilities to enhance their education. Internships for current students are arranged for one semester at a time for varied college credit hours, depending on the scope of the work and the schedule.
Institutions looking to host an MSM intern should contact the CME via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start exploring internship possibilities, including through the links on this page, the CME’s facebook page and resource listings (available through the links on this page).
Set up an appointment with Chris Vaughn, coordinator of the internship program and Coordinator of the Center for Music Entrepreneurship by calling him at 917 493 4502 or emailing email@example.com. He will provide additional information about possible internships plus work with you on applying for opportunities; this will include preparing you to submit your résumé and cover letters to selected organizations requesting internship interviews. He will help you prepare as though you were interviewing for a paid staff position (see below for preparation tips).
In addition to the procedure above, students who want to get academic credit for an internship should register for “Internship” ME2500 for credit. Please see Chris Vaughn before registering: approval is required It is best to come in early to arrange the internship of your choice.
After finding the right fit with an organization, you will be given an internship contract for the semester, to be signed by you, your staff supervisor, and Mr Vaughn.
During the internship, keep an ongoing log of work done, contacts made, observations about the specific organization, and copies of written materials you produce. You’ll be required to send updates to the CME Director about the progress of your internship and the work you’re doing.
At the end of the semester, submit a final paper (3 pages) describing and assessing your internship experience: what you learned, what you accomplished, what surprised you, etc.
– Basic office skills and experience
– Punctuality — will call ahead if there’s a problem.
– Someone motivated, enthusiastic about the work
– Someone interested in learning
– Someone who will get along well with other staff
Many of the NYC-area organizations below regularly engage interns. Details may be listed on their website, but you may also need to contact an organization directly for specifics about current internship opportunities. The links below point to a sampling of internship opportunities on external websites, as well as career opportunity pages, which at times may contain internship opportunities. If an organization does not have a link below, contact Manhattan School of Music’s Center for Music Entrepreneurship to discuss potential possibilities with that organization and/or related possibilities.
Chamber Music America
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Jazz at Lincoln Center
21C Media Group
Time Out New York
League of American Orchestras
New Jersey Symphony
New York Philharmonic
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
The Broadway League
The Drama League
Ensemble Studio Theater
The Joyce Theater Foundation
Kaufman Music Center
Lincoln Center Theatre
Manhattan Theater Club
The Metropolitan Opera
The New Group
New Victory Theater
New York City Opera
New York Festival of Song
New York Music Festival
New York Theatre Workshop
The Off Broadway Alliance
The Public Theatre
Telsey and Company
York Theater Company
Pro Music Rights
Boosey and Hawkes, Inc.
Vh1 Save the Music
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