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Education Assessment and Evaluation Intern (Unpaid)

The Education Assessment and Evaluation intern will be an integral team member of the fast-paced Education and Community Engagement Department at LA Opera.  S/he will work with the Education Manager to examine the results of the 2014/15 season education assessments, create a report detailing findings, and collaborate on the assessment and evaluation plan and materials for the 2015/16 season. As an integral member of the Opera Camp team, the intern will develop program materials, as well as serve as a camp counselor and workshop leader. Internship activities will also include providing administrative support to a wide spectrum of education and community programs initiatives. Some telephone usage, filing, record keeping, and database management are also involved. Schedule may include some nights and weekends. The ideal candidate will be available to work a minimum of three days a week throughout the summer and will be available full-time during Opera Camp (July 27-August 9).

To apply, please email resume and cover letter indicating your interest to


Los Angeles County Internships 

The County Internships are sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.  132 undergraduate interns will participate in the program this year at 107 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

Education and Community Engagement Intern (County Intern)

The 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 Education and Community Engagement Intern will assist with all aspects of education and community engagement programs and will specifically be involved with the production of public performances and the administration of outreach programs. This includes: 1) researching and developing in-depth study materials for the two-week intensive youth Opera Camp and serving as an integral team member for this program; 2) developing new community partnerships and marketing materials for the Company’s Community Circle ticketing program; 3) developing and updating assessment materials for the 2015/16 season; and 4) writing blog posts and e-newsletter articles for the 15/16 season.

The prospective intern should be computer literate with some experience in Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, database software, and e-mail. An interest in opera, music, and arts education is a plus. The intern must have a valid drivers' license and access to a car.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter indicating your interest to Please include "Education and Community Engagement Intern" in the subject line.


Accounting and Finance Intern (County Intern)

LA Opera’s Accounting & Finance Intern will have the special opportunity to learn about and be involved in the business functions of a non-profit arts organization. Working with LA Opera’s Controller in the Accounting & Finance Department, the intern will assist in preparing for the annual audit of the organization’s financial records and will participate in all aspects of the department, including: 1) researching, reviewing, and assembling selections requested by the auditors for use in the annual audit; 2) reviewing daily donations and grants; 3) assisting in the preparation of cash flow statements, bank reconciliations, and accounts payable; 4) participating in the reconciliation of financial statements to support daily transactions; and 5) assisting in the creation of the organization’s annual financial statements, which serve as a foundation for the audit report.

The prospective intern should be computer literate with intermediate to advanced experience in MS Excel. Completion of at least one basic college-level Accounting course is required. An interest in opera, music, and arts is a plus.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter indicating your interest to Please include "Accounting & Finance Intern" in the subject line.


Development intern (UNpaid)

LA Opera is looking for a qualified intern to join our Development team. This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment on a number of exciting projects. S/he will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of fundraising at one of the largest opera companies in the nation. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assisting with the donor acknowledgement process
  • Managing the tracking and delivery of premiums
  • Helping the telefund team with coordination of printed fulfillment materials
  • Becoming familiar with patron database and manage related projects
  • Assisting with donor stewardship activities including outreach and benefit fulfillment
  • Partnering with Research Manager to complete donor profiles and materials
  • Becoming familiar with digital marketing software and manage donor e-communications
  • And other responsibilities as assigned.
Please send a letter of interest and resume to

marketing INTERN (UNPAID)

Los Angeles Opera, the fourth largest opera company in the US, has an unpaid intern opportunity in our Marketing department. The Marketing Intern will gain an understanding of marketing the arts in Los Angeles, the behind-the-scenes functions of a major opera company, and develop important office skills.

The positions primary responsibilities will include promoting and coordinating programs such as the Opera U and other affordable ticketing initiatives, helping to plan events like the ARIA nights, social media, and other general office duties.

Qualified candidates will be able to devote around 20 hours a week, including possible night and weekend hours as necessary. Please send a resume and letter of interest to