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Interested in a meaningful internship, that will add depth to your academic experience? Consider the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.

We offer opportunities for college students year-round... contact us today for more information! 

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra is proud to provide opportunities for-credit internships for the Fall & Spring semesters, and during Summer break. We can offer valuable Arts Management & Business experience in the areas of Box Office / Ticketing, Marketing, Communications, Fundraising, Special Events, Community Outreach & more. At the Springfield Symphony Orchestras, interns play a valuable “behind the scenes” role, and help enable us to continue our great work, and keep our overhead costs as low as possible. At this time of year, the SSO staff is focused on planning for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. 

Please note that these are "for-credit" internships, which are designed to supplement the intern's college curriculum, and are therefore unpaid. We also accept college-level interns who are not using the experience for academic credit, but instead are seeking real-world non-paid work experiences to supplement their education. 

To Apply for an Unpaid College Internship

Contact Person: Susan Beaudry (Executive Director)
Phone: 413.733.0636 ext. 111
Fax: 413.781.4129

1441 Main Street 
Springfield, MA 01103 

  • Learning experiences – Interns will have the opportunity to learn and participate in a variety of areas related to arts management, such as: patron services, publicity, marketing, concert production, grant writing, database management, and fundraising.
  • Office support – Assist in preparing and mailing subscription campaign materials, press releases, post card mailings, donor letters, etc; update contact information in our database; and provide office support in the daily operations of our non-profit organization.


  • Education – College level students required. Preference given to those majoring in Arts Administration or Music but students majoring in Business, Marketing, Non-Profit Studies, and Communications are also encouraged to apply.
  • Skills – Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word. Access a plus. Some instruction on software programs used in office is possible. Excellent communication skills are needed in answering phones and responding to emails.
  • Scheduling – approximately 10-30 hours per week. SSO is flexible in scheduling to ensure that internship requirements are met & students can work a schedule that also permits other commitments such as a part-time job, additional internship or college classes. Regular business hours are 9 AM to 5 PM. Please note that depending on the season, time may be required on concert weekends, and for special outreach and SSO events in the evenings and on weekends.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter via email to Executive Director Susan Beaudry at sbeaudry@springfieldsymhony.org or call (413) 733-0636 x111. 

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




Contact us at info@springfieldsymphony.org for more information on becoming an SSO volunteer or intern.