The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Internship Program provides a unique learning opportunity for individuals interested in careers in performing arts administration and related fields. While internships are offered throughout the year, the majority of internships are available during the summer. Volunteer interns are placed in one of the many dynamic departments of the ASO.

The ASO internship program offers invaluable hands-on training and experience through participation in projects and assignments that allow for the practical application of academic knowledge and the development of business skills necessary for a career in the arts. Interns work side by side with arts professionals in such areas as production, public relations, financial management, marketing, arts education, and fundraising as they experience the day-to-day workings of a large, world-class symphony.

Development Interns

*All interns will have the opportunity to attend staff meetings and experience lots of great music!

Fall 2013 Application Deadline: September 30, 2013

Annual Fund Internship - Available Fall, 2013
The Annual Fund intern will experience the fast-paced environment of the fundraising office as the development team begins their annual fund campaigns for the new season. Opportunities include assisting fundraisers with writing solicitations and acknowledgment letters, corporate sponsor activation at Chastain Park Amphitheater, research on potential donors, database and file management, and patron mailings.

Development Services Internship - Available Fall, 2013
The Development Services internship is an opportunity for those interested in learning how a fundraising office operates on a daily basis. This experience will provide the opportunity to learn the gift entry process, assist with database and file management, and complete research projects that help to streamline development processes.

Special Events Internship - Available Fall, 2013 & Spring 2014
The Special Events intern will have hands on event planning and management training. Opportunities include taking part in project planning sessions, volunteer coordination and recruitment procedures, on-site management, and research projects that will enhance the overall offerings at the ASO. The Spring intern will also have the opportunity to be the team lead on a project that will take place in May 2014.

Corporate Support Internship - Available Fall, 2013
The Corporate Support internship is an opportunity for those interested in learning how the relationship between non-profits and corporate entities are developed and maintained. This experience will provide the opportunity to learn the basics of corporate support, how to navigate research databases, and locate possible funders through various forms of communication. Intermediate excel experience preferred.

How To Apply:

Submit the following materials to Please include which internship you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

  • One page cover letter discussing career goals, computer skills, and why this internship interests you.
  • One page resume.
  • One letter of recommendation from an individual who can speak for your background and skills.
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