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Intern opportunities

LA Opera has a long standing commitment to provide meaningful and engaging learning opportunities for students and we feel that our internships will be a continuation of our robust programs.

Qualified candidates will be able to devote a minimum of 8 hours per week for a 10 week period.  Recognizing that academics take priority, LA Opera is prepared to be flexible with regard to our interns’ schedules.  While we believe that students interested in arts administration will derive the greatest benefits from our internships, we will give due consideration to students of all majors.

Please send a resume and cover letter addressing your reasons for interest in our program along with a tentative work schedule to: jobs@laopera.org.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


community engagement internship

The Community Engagement Intern will work with LA Opera’s Associate Director of Education & Community Engagement to produce and present programs for the community at the Music Center of Los Angeles County and throughout Los Angeles County. The intern will be an integral team member of LA Opera’s 2-week youth Opera Camp. Additionally, the intern will assist with Volunteer Community Educators training and management, administer Community Circle seating program, develop new community partners and promotional initiatives, and coordinate downtown LA intern activities. Some telephone usage, filing, record keeping, and database management are also involved. Schedule to include some nights and weekends. The intern should have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable car.

How to Apply to Internship:

To apply, please email resume and cover letter indicating your interest to jobs@laopera.org.  Please include “Community Engagement Intern” in the subject line.

 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


development internship (paid)

The Development Intern will contribute to the overall success of LA Opera’s summer fundraising activities, which support the productions, community engagement events, and arts education programs that will occur during Company’s 2014/15 Season. The Development Intern’s primary projects will be to assist with the completion of a final report template for the Institutional Giving team that will be distributed to foundation, government, and corporate funders. Additionally, the Development Intern will complete a corporate sponsorship fulfillment package for a major donor, which will require liaising with other LA Opera departments. Smaller assignments to support the Development Department may also include conducting donor prospect research, assisting with the individual/institutional giving campaigns (this may entail drafting letters and/or grant proposal templates, tracking pledges, or conducting mailings), and helping with various special events tasks. Some telephone usage, filing, record keeping, and database management may also be involved. An interest in opera, music, and/or arts administration is a plus.

How to Apply to Internship:

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to jobs@laopera.org. Please include “Development Intern” in the subject line.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

This internship is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.  122 undergraduate interns will participate in the program this year at 103 performing, presenting, and literary nonprofit arts organizations and municipal arts agencies throughout LA County.  In addition to their full-time 10 week paid internship, interns will participate in educational events as part of the program, which is funded by the Getty Foundation.  The educational events are designed to provide interns with a broader perspective of the vibrant arts and cultural landscape of the County.  For additional information on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Arts Internship Program, and for a complete list of all the internships offered this summer, visit the Arts Commission website at www.lacountyarts.org.