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Internships at the NFA

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.

Office Internships

Office internships are available year-round, and students may apply at any time. Music students, flute students, and arts administration students are especially encouraged to apply. Interns are expected to work a minimum of 6 hours per week - the NFA team works remotely due to COVID19. These internships typically run 10 weeks. Hours are flexible and internships can be extended. 

Office interns will gain hands-on experience in a variety of key areas, including member services, convention planning, marketing, archival research, general administration, and publishing.

Interns should be hard working, detail oriented, and have a positive attitude. Strong interpersonal communication, writing, editing, research, and organizational skills are required. Graphic Design skills are a plus. Candidates should have proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, internet research, and social media, as well as the ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage time while accomplishing multiple tasks.

How to Apply for an Office Internship

To apply, please submit your resume and a short cover letter telling us your availability, why you are interested in working for the National Flute Association, and what unique talents you will bring to our team to membership manager Lilly Mauti at lmauti@nfaonline.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The NFA welcomes applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.

Convention Internships

NFA Convention Interns will have the opportunity to learn about the National Flute Association during the four days of the 2021 Virtual Convention. The interns will facilitate online sessions on the convention platform and will interact with presenters and NFA staff and volunteers. Students will gain valuable work experience while enjoying flute music from around the world.

Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students. Students majoring in flute with an emphasis in performance, music education, music theory, music composition, music therapy, music business, or arts administration will be given priority. Interns must hold current membership with the National Flute Association (see details below). All work in 2021 is remote. 

Interns who successfully complete a 2021 Convention Internship will receive priority consideration for internships at the 50th Anniversary Convention in Chicago in August 2022.

The NFA welcomes applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Requirements:

  1. Convention interns must be available starting late July for online training on Whova (our 2021 convention platform) and Zoom. Interns must also be available Thursday, August 12, 2021 through Sunday, August 15th, 2021 during the convention. Convention Interns may be on call from approximately 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. central each day. However, four-hour shifts will be assigned.
  2. Applicants must submit an application form, personal statement, resume, and at least 1 letter of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may also be sent directly to Lilly Mauti at lmauti@nfaonline.org.
  3. Applicants should exhibit an extremely high work ethic as demonstrated by grade point average, letter of recommendation, and work experience.
  4. Interns should be hardworking, detail oriented, and have a positive attitude. Strong interpersonal communication, writing, editing, research, and organizational skills are required. 
  5. Candidates must have proficiency in Zoom, online events, Google drive, and internet research, as well as the ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage time while accomplishing multiple tasks.

The window has closed for submitting convention internship applications. Applicants will be contacted by the end of May.

Final selections will be made after a round of Zoom interviews. Applicants will be required to sign a letter of intent and will be provided with regular updates and pertinent information regarding the position.

Additional Information:
Interns will be able to attend sessions at the convention; shifts will be assigned to enable students to attend concerts, workshops, and other sessions.

Compensation:
Interns will be given complimentary virtual convention registration. 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.

Please send all inquiries to Lilly Mauti at lmauti@nfaonline.org and Kristin Pagels at kpagels@nfaonline.org.

 

Intern Testimonials

 

"Interning for the NFA office showed me all the work that goes into music administration and has inspired me to pursue this as a career. The work our organization does for the flute community is so valuable." –Aydan Hensley, Office Intern

“What made my internship so fantastic was how fulfilling it was to be so closely involved with the workings of the NFA. My time with the NFA was truly a fun experience, and I’m so glad I had the chance to contribute to the organization!” –Lisa Meyerhofer, Office Intern

"Being an intern at the NFA convention this past summer was extremely fun and educational. Working with the administration and seeing what goes on behind the scenes was a very valuable experience to have as a flute player, especially because of the connections I was able to make. Overall, I had an absolute blast, and encourage interested flutists to apply!" –Alexandria Hoffman, Convention Intern

"The people I met at the convention were my favorite part of my experience as an intern. Had I not done the Convention Internship I would not have had such a great opportunity to network with other flutists who are studying at university or with world-class flutists and professors...If you are an aspiring flutist (as a performer or educator), I wholeheartedly recommend applying to become a convention intern." –Eden Miller, Convention Intern