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.
NFA office internships are currently filled. This page will be updated when we resume accepting applications. In the meantime, interested candidates are invited to consider convention internships.
NFA office interns take part in the day-to-day, behind-the-scenes activities that keep our organization running. Our team works remotely due to COVID-19, with staff members around the country, so you can intern for us from wherever you are. (Internet access and Zoom capabilities are required.) Interns will work with us for a minimum of six hours per week; scheduling is flexible.
The NFA offers class credit and career development activities such as informational interviews with music and nonprofit professionals. Office interns will gain hands-on experience in a variety of key areas, which may include member services, convention planning, marketing, archival research, general administration, and publishing. We encourage applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.
What we're looking for:
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NFA office internships are currently filled. This page will be updated when we resume accepting applications.
The window to submit applications for convention internships has closed. Applicants will be notified in May.
If you missed the deadline, you're encouraged to view our convention volunteer opportunities. Students are also invited to keep an eye out for convention registration scholarships, whose application window will open later this month.
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 majoring in flute with an emphasis in performance, music education, music theory, music composition, music therapy, music business, or arts administration. Students may be beginning college in the fall of 2022 or may have just graduated in the spring of 2021. They do not need to have attended an NFA convention in the past; they must, however, hold current membership in the National Flute Association. Preference will be given to students who live in the host city, but it is not required that applicants are residents of the state in which the convention is being held.
Final selections will be made after a round of phone or 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 Chicago 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.