NFA internships are a great opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students to gain valuable experience in arts nonprofit administration. The NFA offers a fun, supportive environment for interns to build skills and explore career opportunities in the
music world and beyond.
The NFA offers two internship programs: Office Internships and Convention Internships.
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The NFA is seeking an office intern based in the Chicago area to assist with preparation for the 2023 convention taking place at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ, August 3-6. The intern must be within commuting distance of the NFA office located at 70 E. Lake Street, Chicago, IL and available to work at the office one day per week (Tuesdays preferably) and remotely at limited other times.
The NFA office intern will take part in the day-to-day, behind-the-scenes activities that will help the NFA Convention run smoothly.
The NFA offers class credit and a stipend of $15 per hour for 8–12 hours per week. Office interns gain hands-on experience in a variety of key areas, which may include member services, registration, convention planning, and general administration. We encourage applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.
What we're looking for:
Please see the full Office Internship Job Description for more details.
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Convention internships are available to U.S. or international students who can work at the annual NFA convention. Convention interns will have the opportunity to learn about the National Flute Association during the four exciting days of the annual convention. The interns will work hands-on with the equipment chair, convention director, communications manager, and membership manager and will receive behind-the-scenes experience while at the convention. Students will gain valuable work experience while enjoying flute music from around the world. The NFA offers three types of convention internships:
Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students. Music students, including composition students, flute students, and arts administration students are especially encouraged to apply. Students may be beginning college in the fall of 2023 or may have just graduated in the spring of 2023. They do not need to have attended an NFA convention in the past; they must, however, hold current membership in the National Flute Association. Residents of any state can apply.
Previous interns who have worked two or more NFA conventions are not eligible to apply in 2023.
Final selections will be made after a round of video interviews. Applicants will be required to sign a letter of intent and will be provided with regular updates and pertinent information regarding the position.
Interns will be able to attend sessions at the convention; shifts will be assigned to enable students to attend concerts, workshops, and the exhibit hall. However, students who are "on call" should be available to leave a session if there is an immediate need.
Interns will be given complimentary convention registration. Interns who are not based in the Phoenix area will be provided with a guest room at the convention hotel for the duration of the convention (double occupancy). Interns will have the opportunity to gain work experience in the field of music; they will get to network with the greatest flutists, composers, and pedagogues from all over the world.