Internships

Internships

SOUNDS Academy Interns help further the development of music education to underserved youth and Title 1 schools. This awesome group is comprised of dreamers and doers who see no bounds when given a task and making it happen. They adapt and understand that it can be possible to do the “impossible”. They help to mold the future of the students, which we serve. They are elite examples of creativity, leadership, perseverance, resilience, and teamwork. They don’t make excuses; they make it happen!

SOUNDS Academy Interns move mountains and have a hand in many aspects of the organization. While we attend a lot of events, we believe that SOUNDS Academy Volunteers & Interns can do more than stand at a booth and smile; time can be better spent to create effective change. With these opportunities comes tremendous responsibility. SOUNDS Academy Interns are deeply appreciated and taken very seriously along with their work.

Benefits:

  • Opportunities to meet with expert musicians and music professionals
  • Access to concerts, concert halls, and festivals
  • Network with professionals in a multitude of fields
  • Possibility of working with current SOUNDS Academy teachers and/or students

Time Commitment:

The time commitment for internships are approximately 10-12 hours a week. This is an unpaid position.

Administrative Internship

Working Hours: 10 – 12 Hours Weekly

Responsibilities: The Administrative Intern is responsible for assisting the director in providing professional leadership to organize, administer, and provide support for SOUNDS Academy. The primary responsibilities of this position include:

• Work the director to carry out the SOUNDS Academy mission in order to continuously improve student achievements

• Communicate with empathy and understanding in effectively responding to the individual needs of students and families

• Communicate effectively and constructively with teachers, principals, and other key members of SOUNDS Academy programs

• React to change and interruptions in a productive and positive manner, meeting deadlines as assigned.

• Model the SOUNDS Academy character values while implementing the vision and mission of the organization.

• Work independently and without supervision while completing work in an efficient and timely manner.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word/Excel/Powerpoint)

• Utilization of proper telephone etiquette

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Strong editing skills

• Comprehension of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media tools

• Ability to communicate with others in a pleasant and courteous manner

• An ability to follow directions and meticulous attention to detail

• An ability to multi task, work on multiple projects, and meet deadlines

• An ability to be persistent, innovative, and self-reliant

• Willingness to take initiative, learn, and independently complete projects

• A desire for growth and development

• An ability to be flexible and independently problem solve

• Passion and Joy for what you do in order to improve the lives of others

• Fluency in Spanish helpful but not required

Basic Qualifications:

• Graduate or currently enrolled in a two or four year college degree program

• Proficient computer skills

• Experience in a customer service role

Fundraising Internship

Working Hours: 10 – 12 Hours Weekly

Responsibilities: The Fundraising Intern is responsible for increasing the charity efforts and monetary donations of SOUNDS Academy as well as tracking the progress of the donations. The primary responsibilities of this position include:

• Data entry of all donations

• Organization and Implementation of Charity Events

• Create and distribute gift acknowledgements

• Follow up with donors (via letters, e-mails, phone, etc.)

• Research and apply for potential grants

• Research and recruit new potential donors

• Maintain communication with past donors and supporters

• Develop rapport with current and future donors and supporters

• Assistance in soliciting donations for raffles, silent auctions, etc.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Strong editing skills

• Excellent comprehension of Microsoft Word and Excel

• Understanding of fundraising and the best practices for raising donations

• Understand of charity events and the best practices for organizing charity events

• An ability to multi task, work on multiple projects, and meet deadlines

• An ability to be persistent, innovative, and self-reliant

• Willingness to take initiative, learn, and independently complete projects

• A desire for growth and development

• An ability to be flexible and independently problem solve

• Tracking and reporting the fundraising growth of SOUNDS Academy

• Passion and Joy for what you do in order to improve the lives of others

Basic Qualifications:

• Graduate or currently enrolled in a two or four year college degree program

• Proficient computer skills

• Experience in a customer service role

Musical Access Internship

Working Hours: 10 – 12 Hours Weekly

Musical Access is a program designed to show and teach children about the different occupations in the field of music. Students get the opportunity to meet music managers and promoters, members of the stage and sound crews, house managers, local and touring musicians, and other professionals in the field of music. Students get the chance to ask questions about their journey as well as hear inspirational stories from the type of people that they strive to be.

Responsibilities: The Musical Access Intern is responsible for connecting professionals in the field of music to SOUNDS Academy and scheduling Musical Access opportunities for children. Additionally, they will be responsible for taking pictures and videos of the experiences. The primary responsibilities of this position include:

• Research and recruit new potential music professionals

• Maintain communication with past music professionals

• Develop rapport with current and future music professionals

• Utilize social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to inform the public of Musical Access events in order to increase awareness of the program

• Uploading and posting appropriate videos, pictures, status updates, etc.

• Create and maintain a Musical Access calendar to include concerts, Q&A Sessions, video interviews, blogs, artist spotlights, newsletters, etc.

• Tracking and reporting the impact of Musical Access

Knowledge and Skills Required:

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Strong editing skills

• Comprehension of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media tools

• Knowledge of digital media, video recording, and video editing software

• An ability to multi task, work on multiple projects, and meet deadlines

• An ability to be persistent, innovative, and self-reliant

• Willingness to take initiative, learn, and independently complete projects

• A desire for growth and development

• An ability to be flexible and independently problem solve

• Passion and Joy for what you do in order to improve the lives of others

Basic Qualifications:

• Graduate or currently enrolled in a two or four year college degree program

• Proficient computer skills

• Experience in a customer service role

Social Media/Marketing Internship

Working Hours: 10 – 12 Hours Weekly

Responsibilities: The Social Media/Marketing Intern is responsible for increasing the social awareness of SOUNDS and driving Internet traffic of the program. The primary responsibilities of this position include:

• Utilize social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to inform the public of classes, events, news updates, etc. of SOUNDS Academy in order to increase awareness of the program and Internet traffic

• Utilize social media to develop, strengthen, and maintain partnerships with program participants, supporters, organizations, etc.

• Use blogging, SEO, social networking, backlink building, etc. to raise the web presence and placement of SOUNDS Academy

• Create and maintain a social media calendar to include potential posts, video interviews, blogs, student spotlights, newsletters, etc.

• Uploading and posting appropriate blogs, videos, pictures, status updates, etc.

• Tracking and reporting the growth of SOUNDS Academy on various social media vehicles and the Internet

Knowledge and Skills Required:

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Strong editing skills

• Comprehension of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media tools

• Understanding of the Internet and best practices in social media marketing

• Knowledge of digital media, video recording, and video editing software

• An ability to multi task, work on multiple projects, and meet deadlines

• An ability to be persistent, innovative, and self-reliant

• Willingness to take initiative, learn, and independently complete projects

• A desire for growth and development

• An ability to be flexible and independently problem solve

• Passion and Joy for what you do in order to improve the lives of others

Basic Qualifications:

• Graduate or currently enrolled in a two or four year college degree program

• Proficient computer skills

• Experience in a customer service role