Internship Program

The MSM Internship program is designed to offer students practical “real world” experience and the opportunity to cultivate the skills and contacts necessary to succeed in the professional marketplace.

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: cme@msmnyc.edu.

FOR STUDENTS: How do I apply?

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 Casey Molino Dunn, coordinator of the internship program and Director of the Center for Music Entrepreneurship by calling him at 917 493 4486 or emailing cmdunn@msmnyc.edu. 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).

How do I get academic credit?

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 Casey Molino Dunn 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 Dunn.

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.

What attributes do supervisors look for in an intern?

Basic office skills and experience
Responsibility
Punctuality — will call ahead if there’s a problem.
Professionalism
Someone motivated, enthusiastic about the work
Someone interested in learning
Someone who will get along well with other staff

downloads for students

MSM Internship Application
Internship Program Contract

Internship Highlights

These are organizations that regularly engage interns. Some details may be listed online, but you may need to contact the organization directly for specifics about current internship opportunities.

ASCAP
BMI
Boosey and Hawkes, Inc.
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Chamber Music America
Christie’s
IMG Artists
JazzReach
Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York Festival of Song
New York Philharmonic
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Sony Music
Symphony Space
The Living Room
Vh1 Save the Music
Time Out New York
Village Voice
21C Media Group