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 Development Intern will assist with all aspects of donor relations and development, including researching and writing articles for HSO’s Prelude pre-concert guide, managing ticket donation requests, and assisting with all donor, sponsor and fundraising events. Ideal candidate will be pursuing or hold a degree in music, arts administration, English, communications, or business.


The Education Intern will work in all areas of education programming, including assisting with the Instrument Petting Zoo, creating written and visual content for teacher’s guides and education marketing materials, and developing and leading kids’ activities at the Talcott Mountain Music Festival. 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.


The Marketing Intern will support the day-to-day promotion of HSO concerts and events, including posting on social media outlets, writing press releases, and creating other grassroots promotions. Interns have the creative freedom to pitch and execute marketing ideas. Ideal candidate will be pursuing or hold a degree in marketing, communications, or business.


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.

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.