LA Opera (LAO) is a mission-driven, non-profit organization that plays a significant role in the cultural life of Southern California. Hundreds of LAO employees and artists help bring to life world-class opera that preserves, promotes, and advances the art form while embodying the diversity, pioneering spirit and artistic sensibility unique to Los Angeles. 

Our productions are experienced by more than 100,000 audience members each year at our home at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. We reach many more through our community and school programs, Off Grand performances in venues across Los Angeles, and On Now digital content. 

About the opportunity   
We are seeking a Marketing and Public Relations Intern to join our Marketing & Communications department from July to September 2024, as part of the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program.  

The Marketing and Public Relations Intern will gain an inside look at how a performing arts entity brands itself and cultivates, engages, and grows an audience. They will learn the processes for planning and placing advertisements, researching markets, partner outreach/engagement, data analytics and creating online content. Working closely with the company’s Marketing and Communications department, the Marketing and Public Relations Intern will learn how each team member plays a critical role in promotion and coordination of arts events.  

This is a temporary full-time position based at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles, with a base hourly rate of $17.28. The position will work approximately 40 hours a week for ten weeks from July to September. Evening and weekend work may be required, in addition to regular office hours. 

Eligibility for internship 
According to the guidelines of the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program, to be eligible for this program, individuals must be currently enrolled in undergraduate (2 or 4-year) or community college and reside or attend college in Los Angeles County.  

Please note: 
Students who have already earned a BA, BS, or a higher degree are not eligible for the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program.
Students who have previously participated in the program are not eligible to participate a second time.
Students must possess the legal right to work in the United States to be eligible for the Internship Program. 
Students who are invited to participate in the program will be asked to provide verification of eligibility via college transcripts, driver’s license, and other documents to show enrollment status and/or LA County residence. 

Please review additional information about eligibility for the internship on the LA County Arts website here.  

Who we are looking for  
Successful candidates will have:  

  • Strong writing, organization, and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer proficiency as well as experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Facebook, YouTube, and Google.
  • Excellent communication skills with a friendly professional demeanor.

​To apply   
Please complete a brief job application and submit your resume and cover letter here. Applications received by Friday, June 14, will receive full consideration. The Department of Arts and Culture encourages eligible students from all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as disabled students, to apply. 

LA Opera is an equal opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any legally protected categories.