The month of March is upon us and before you know it, “the winter that wasn’t” will be a thing of the past. That means FMC is currently on the lookout for a new batch of awesome interns to help us out during the summer season.
Trust me (Katie, FMC’s current Communications intern), a semester with FMC is a lot of fun! I’ve had an opportunity to broaden my knowledge of various law and policy issues while helping FMC advocate and raise awareness about all the issues that affect artists. If you think that you, too, would have what it takes, check out our internship postings below:
Communications Intern works closely with FMC Communications team (including Casey Rae-Hunter) to assist in the marketing, promotion and logistics of FMC’s campaigns and events; which often includes copyediting, assisting with the maintenance of social media, light html coding, researching new press avenues and drafting blog posts. Strong writing skills a must. A background or interest in policy or law, particularly as relates to the creative sector, is preferred.
Events Intern works closely with FMC Events team (including Chhaya Kapadia) assisting with the logistics of FMC’s campaigns and events; which often includes editing video and audio for archives/YouTube/special projects, marketing and promotion, assisting with event-related logistics and data management, and researching panelists/sponsors/services.
Intern to the Executive Director works closely with FMC ED Lissa Rosenthal as she oversees many aspects of our work. Ideal candidates will be well organized, personable and very interested not only in the issues that FMC tackles, but also in gaining experience in the field of not for profit management, cause related marketing and fundraising.
In addition, everyone is expected to participate with the basic work that keeps our office going. FMC is a fast-paced but friendly work environment. Since some of our employees work from different cities, we rely heavily on email, conference calls and meetings to get our work done. Answering your email promptly, following through on assigned tasks to completion and sticking to deadlines will be essential.
What you can expect These positions will work with a member of FMC’s core staff in the FMC headquarters in downtown Washington, DC (Near the Farragut North/Farragut West Metro stations). The hours are flexible, but we would like you to be in the office at least 15-20 hours per week sometime during 10 am - 6 pm on weekdays.
What we look for From music industry majors to working musicians - our most successful interns have been outgoing, vibrant and confident people with some relationship to, and passion for, the music industry. In addition, we look for the usual stuff: excellent reading/writing skills, good email communication skills, attention to detail and working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and internet skills are required. Experience with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, podcasting or webcasting experience, and audio or video editing skills are preferred but not required. Knowledge of current events and/or policy issues that relate to the music industry are helpful, as is any other experience working in a not-for-profit office environment.
What you get All internships at FMC are unpaid, but opportunities to attend occasional concerts, mixers, meetings, and hearings can occur. College credit is optional and encouraged.
How you apply Please send the following to internships [at] futureofmusic [dot] org:
• Cover letter
• List of software proficiencies
• Writing sample
Please make a note of which internship(s) you are interested in. Writing samples should be similar to the type of writing found on our website such as the FutureBlog posts or the research papers we have published, and not longer than three pages. Due to the volume of applicants, incomplete applications will not be considered. The deadline for application is Friday, March 16.