Phillips Music Intern

Internships at the Phillips


The Phillips Collection's Internship program is open to full-time undergraduate students, full-time graduate students, and recent graduates. The purpose of the internship program is to offer students and recent graduates meaningful work, educational experiences, and real-life practice in their fields of academic study and/or interest.

The Phillips Music Intern will assist with Sunday Concerts, the acclaimed series of weekly chamber concerts, and Leading European Composers, the Phillips classical contemporary series (this season in partnership with the German and Finnish Embassies).

Duration:  Eight continuous weeks and at least 16 to 20 hours per week is preferred. Internship length and schedule may vary depending on the needs of the department.

Academic Credit:  Depending on the nature of the internship and approval of the student's college or university, academic credit may be granted for internships. Student applicants should consult their academic advisor for additional information.

*Application deadline dates are as follows:

Full concert season Internships (October - May): September 25

Fall Internships: July 31
Spring Internships: December 1
Summer Internships: April 1

* Dates are subject to change.

Please submit a résumé, letter of interest, two letters of recommendation, and complete transcripts. If at all possible, we prefer to receive the letters of recommendation together with the rest of your materials. If a recommender insists that the letter of recommendation remain confidential, please ask him/her to send the letter to with your name in the subject line and the internship(s) you are applying to in the body of the email.

(include but are not limited to):

  • Preparing program notes for a variety of repertoire in the concert season. 
  • Drafting monthly Music e-News.
  • Reviewing and responding to inquiries from Artist/s and general public about Music at the Phillips.
  • Coordinating complimentary and reserved seating for all concerts.
  • Preparing and documenting Artist/s proposal acknowledgements.
  • Sending preparatory e-mails to Artist/s two weeks in advance of concerts.
  • Attending concerts and assisting with ticketing and handling monies for CD signings.
  • Send payment requisitions to Finance.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Director of Sunday Concerts and Music Specialist/Concert Manager.
  • Excellent scholarly writing skills. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Solid organizational and computer abilities.
  • Ability to work well with performing artists and public audience.
  • Background in Music Performance and/or Music History desirable, but not required.

Gallery Educators, Volunteers, Interns, and Temporaries are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Complimentary guest admission to museum (subject to availability)
  • 20% discount at Museum Shop
  • 10% discount at Museum Café
  • Invitations to seminars, lectures, and special events

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