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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

The NFA is seeking office interns to 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, a stipend, 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:

  • Reliability
  • Strong communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility
  • Positive attitude
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Suite
  • Research skills
  • Ability to effectively manage time while accomplishing multiple tasks

We'd be especially excited about:

  • Graphic design skills
  • Social media experience
  • Database experience (experience with MemberSuite is a plus)
  • Analytics experience

To apply for an internship, submit a cover letter and resume to Jenny Clarke, Executive Director (jclarke@nfaonline.org) with "NFA office internship" in the subject line of the email. Please include your availability. To be considered for an internship in January–May of 2022, submit your materials by November 30. 

We're also seeking office interns for the summer of 2022. Summer office interns must be available through the end of the 2022 NFA Convention, which runs August 11–14. Availability to attend the convention in Chicago is a plus but not a requirement.

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