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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

Information about internships for the 2022 convention will be posted soon.

 

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