Find 2019 Music Internships

The Industry

Are you looking for music internships or entry-level music jobs? Music comforts us when we’re sad, entertains us while we’re commuting to work, and keeps us engaged in films and podcasts. While talented performers are the face of the music industry, educators, musical technicians, and an influential music business are the invisible force that creates the music industry we know.

To succeed as a musician or singer, a person must be talented and persistent. Two out of five musicians are self-employed and many only find part-time or intermittent work. Some of them write, record, and perform their own music in concert halls, clubs, and arenas. Others work for religious organizations and performing arts companies.

The Internship

Music internships allow you to learn the ropes from more experienced professionals. In a summer music internship, you could perform alongside professional musicians, adjust lighting for a show, or create marketing materials for a tour. Like most industries, the music business has become largely digitized, so be sure to use the opportunity during your music studio internship to get familiar with everything from digital audio tools like GarageBand or ProTools to common office software packages including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Depending on your interests, you can find recording studio internships with record labels, radio stations, and recording studios. At the end of your internship, you’ll have relevant experience to help you decide if a career in music is the right choice for you.

The Career Options

There are four primary career paths in Music. You could be a performer or something related like a backup singer, choreographer, or conductor. You could try a technical career such as writing, recording, editing, or composing. You could pursue a music education and be a music teacher, music or voice therapist, or a music critic. Or you could go the business route and be a talent scout, promotions manager, personal manager, booking agent, concert promoter, tour manager, concert hall manager, music director, or record producer.

To become a performer, you will need to spend many years honing your skills, and earn a bachelor’s degree for a performance career in classical music or opera. To be a music educator, you’ll typically need a bachelor’s degree and a teaching license. To join the business side of the music industry, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree in business or a related field. For technical jobs, you’ll need to invest time in developing your skills in and outside of the classroom.

You’ll discover many music job and internship opportunities in cities such as Los Angeles, Nashville, and New York where there’s a lot of music entertainment.

The Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the Music and Singer field is projected to grow by 3% over the next decade, which is lower than average, though the growth rate by music profession varies. For example, employment for Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians is predicted to grow by 7%.

Ready to get your career started? Search through our music industry internships below.

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Music Marketing Internship

unpaid internship | part time

Flight Club Music Group, LLC

Los Angeles, CA

8 days ago
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Minimum requirement of 15 hours per a week. Schedule and start/finish dates are flexible and based on the availability of the right candidate. Highly encouraged that you are able to receive college credit for your internship as this is an unpaid inte...

Flight Club Music Group, LLC

Los Angeles, CA

8 days ago

Admin Intern for Music Library

unpaid internship | part time

DA Music Library

Los Angeles, CA

1 days ago
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• Liaising with clients regarding ongoing projects • Handling new relations between DA Music and potential clients • Logging and keeping track of all communications • Following up via email and/or phone on all correspondence&nb...

DA Music Library

Los Angeles, CA

1 days ago

Social Media - Music Festival Intern

paid internship | full time

Bitter Jester Foundation For The Arts / Bitter Jester Music Festival

Highland Park, IL

8 days ago
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Social Media - Music Festival Intern Needed Bitter Jester Foundation for the Arts / Bitter Jester Music Festival - Highland Park, IL TemporaryEstimated: $21,000 - $27,000 a year Save Skills * Social Media Management We are seeking a Social Media Inte...

Bitter Jester Foundation For The Arts / Bitter Jester Music Festival

Highland Park, IL

8 days ago

Intern, Music Publishing

internship | part time

Twelve6 Entertainment

Nashville, TN

60 days ago
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Intern, Music Publishing Twelve6 Entertainment - Nashville, TN 1 day agoPart-timeEstimated: $17,000 - $25,000 a year Apply Now Twelve6 Entertainment is a start-up music publishing and artist development company owned by Heidi Hamels. Founded in late ...

Twelve6 Entertainment

Nashville, TN

60 days ago

Music Festival Programming Intern

paid internship | full time

Sxsw

Austin, TX

13 days ago
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Music Festival Programming Intern SXSW - Austin, TX4.5 Full-timeEstimated: $27,000 - $37,000 a year Save Skills * Excel * FileMaker * Organizational Skills * Microsoft Office Music Festival Programming Internship Description: The SXSW Music Festival ...

Sxsw

Austin, TX

13 days ago

Audio Engineer/Soundtrack Artist -Internship- **Volunteer

paid internship | part time

Interlock Media

Cambridge, MA

26 days ago
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Audio Engineer/Soundtrack Artist -Internship- **Volunteer Interlock Media - Cambridge, MA 1 day agoPart-timeEstimated: $41,000 - $57,000 a year Apply Now Applicants should have solid soundtrack design/audio engineering/composing experience, and be pr...

Interlock Media

Cambridge, MA

26 days ago

Pianist/Apprentice To The Music Staff

unpaid internship | full time

Sarasota Opera

Sarasota, FL

35 days ago
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Pianist/ Apprentice to the Music Staff SUBMITTED DATE:5/20/2019 -Company InfoBack to Postings Reports to:Apprentice Artists Program Music Director/Chorus Master Works Closely with:Director of Artistic AdministrationSelect Artistic and Musical Staff S...

Sarasota Opera

Sarasota, FL

35 days ago

Communications Intern

internship | part time

Music & Memory

New York, NY

61 days ago
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Communications Internship Music & Memory - New York, NY 4 hours agoInternshipEstimated: $21,000 - $29,000 a year Apply Now Skills * Marketing * Legal Drafting * Salesforce * HTML5 * CSS Communications Internship www.musicandmemory.org Job Summary...

Music & Memory

New York, NY

61 days ago

Summer Camp Music Intern

paid internship | part time

Eoycc

East Orange, NJ

43 days ago
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Summer Camp Music Intern EOYCC - East Orange, NJ 1 hour agoFull-timeEstimated: $12,000 - $17,000 a year Benefits * Tuition Reimbursement * Employee Discount * Flexible Schedule East Orange Youth Cultural Complex is a non-profit organization has three...

Eoycc

East Orange, NJ

43 days ago

Music Industry Intern

internship | part time

Meshach Media

Los Angeles, CA

56 days ago
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Music Industry Internship Meshach Media - Los Angeles, CA 14 hours agoPart-timeEstimated: $29,000 - $37,000 a year Apply Now About Meshach Media: Meshach Media is a Boutique style company that offers talent management, production, consulting, sync, l...

Meshach Media

Los Angeles, CA

56 days ago

Summer Camp Dance Intern

unpaid internship | part time

Eoycc

East Orange, NJ

43 days ago
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Summer Camp Dance Intern EOYCC - East Orange, NJ 1 hour agoFull-time Apply Now East Orange Youth Cultural Complex is a non-profit organization has three main programs: Preschool, After-School Program, & Summer Camp. We are seeking Interns who wan...

Eoycc

East Orange, NJ

43 days ago