The Hartford Symphony Orchestra Internship Program provides a unique learning opportunity for college students and recent graduates interested in careers in performing arts administration. An internship with the HSO combines the practical application of collegiate studies with invaluable hands-on training and professional experience, and interaction with fellow interns and with staff allow for the creation of valuable contacts for the future.

All internships are unpaid. Candidates should be creative, detail-oriented and professional, and must have a valid driver's license and reliable use of a vehicle. Candidates are required to submit a writing sample with the application. Flexible hours, but may require some nights and weekends.


The Archives Intern will be intimately involved in recording HSO's institutional memory. Interns will be responsible for organizing, preserving, and reporting all production details from HSO's 75 year history. A unique internship created for HSO's 2018-19 75th anniversary season, the Archives Intern will transcribe and manage the filing of concert programs, production documents, and press clippings, as well as the identification, digitization, and labeling of audio recordings. Ideal candidate will be pursuing or hold a degree in music, arts administration, communications, business, or library science. Archival experience a plus.

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The Education Intern will work in all areas of education programming, including facilitating HSO’s Instrument Discovery Lab, researching content for teacher's guides, and assisting with the production and execution of education and community engagement concerts, both small ensemble performances out in the community and the school-day Discovery Concerts at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. Ideal candidate will be pursuing or hold a degree in music, arts administration, or education. Candidates should enjoy working with young children, be able to identify common orchestral instruments, and must be able to lift up to 25 lbs with ease.

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The Production Intern will assist with all facets of production management. Interns will work with production staff to ensure smooth operation of rehearsals and concerts, support guest artist relations and hospitality, and maintain archives. Ideal candidate will be pursuing or hold a degree in theater, music, arts administration, company management, or stage management.

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For more information and to submit an application, email Miriam Engel, Assistant Manager for Education and Community Engagement at

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The Bushnell and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra are not-for-profit, Equal Opportunity Employers, proud to serve Connecticut and its citizens.

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