Summer Diversity Intern 2022

Posted on: 03/24/2022

Department: Administrative
Reports To: Executive Director
Classification: Intern – Paid Hourly
Supervises: None 


The South Bend Symphony Orchestra Summer Intern program is an opportunity for students to get a broad perspective on arts administration as a career. The Summer Intern undertakes three specific projects in three different departments, including Marketing, Development, and Operations. These projects will contribute meaningfully to the Symphony’s mission while giving the Summer Intern the opportunity to make real connections and learn from those already working in the field. 

The work culture at the Symphony is one of independence, personal responsibility, and high job satisfaction. Co-workers are self-motivated and stay because they are respected and appreciated, and they believe in the Symphony’s mission. 

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Works directly with department heads in Operations, Marketing, and Development to accomplish time-bound, specific projects. Projects may include creating the season’s musician rehearsal schedule, drafting social media campaigns, organizing an educational event for the public, or organizing an annual fund campaign. 
  • Attends internal and external meetings to gain a broader perspective of how the world of arts administration works. Examples include weekly staff meetings, vendor meetings, Board retreat, and annual fundraising gala. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

No specific experience is required, but previous work and educational experience will be necessary for the successful Summer Intern. 

The Internship is open to rising high-school seniors through recent college graduates. 

Interpersonal Skills
Intern will be part of the team, interacting with co-workers, vendors, and patrons, and is expected to be professional and courteous 


In the midst of its 89th season, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra is the region’s only professional orchestra and is committed to engaging the community in all it does. In addition to being recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and other state and local arts funding organizations, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra is the recipient of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County’s 2019 Leighton Award for Nonprofit Excellence, which recognizes the best-run nonprofit organization in St. Joseph County, Indiana.

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Justus Zimmerman.