Negaunee Music Institute Intern (nonpaid)


Be part of the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association. Many different talents and skills are needed to provide management and support for this cultural treasure.


Education, training, accessibility and service at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 

The Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is now accepting applications for internships that will provide valuable and diverse experience in arts administration related to the initiatives of the Institute. 

The Negaunee Music Institute produces numerous education and community engagement programs that engage over 200,000 people annually, across Chicago and around the world. 

Intern duties may include assisting with pre-concert activities for Family concerts; preparing information for CSO ensemble visits; supporting teacher workshops; assisting with operational and administrative needs for Civic Orchestra; and miscellaneous office needs. Interns are asked to support major Institute and/or Civic events (e.g., Open Rehearsals, education concerts, Civic concerts at Orchestra Hall, Youth Auditions, etc.); some evenings and/or weekends may be required. Other special projects may be assigned at the discretion of the Coordinator of School and Family Programs. 

Qualified applicants may apply at any time. Please specify the time period in which you are most available (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer). Candidates who are available for a full semester (September-December, January-May) are preferred.


  1. Knowledge of classical music, and a demonstrated interest in music and/or other performing arts.
  2. Preference given to students pursuing music performance, music education, arts administration or fine arts degree.
  3. Impeccable attention to detail, strong organizational and time management skills.
  4. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  5. Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities.
  6. High level of professionalism, customer service, diplomacy and sensitivity in working with different internal and external constituencies.
  7. Ability to support weekend and evening events, workshops, and rehearsals.
  8. Upper level (college junior or senior) and/or graduate student.
  9. Experience with computer programs including but not limited to the Microsoft Office Suite.
  10. 10-15 hours availability per week with some flexibility.