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ETM-LA Internships

Internships in Partnership with LA County Department of Arts and Culture


Education Through Music-Los Angeles is grateful for the continuing partnership with the LA County Department of Arts and Culture. Through this program, ETM-LA will offer two (2) summer internships. Intern candidates should display an earnest interest in music and music education and must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and dependable.

Communications Intern
Program & Operations Intern
Both positions have been filled

Please consider us for your internship for Summer/Fall 2024. Applications open May 2024.
For those considering a Music Teaching Internship, click here.



2023 Arts Internship positions will be open to currently enrolled undergraduate (2 or 4-year) and community college students who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County. Recent graduates may apply as long as they have completed their degree between May 1 – December 1, 2023. The Department of Arts and Culture encourages eligible students from all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as disabled students, to apply. Eligible students may participate in the program once.


  • Students who have already earned a BA, BS, or a higher degree are not eligible for the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program.
  • Students who have previously participated in the program are not eligible to participate a second time.
  • Students who are invited to participate in the program will be asked to provide verification of eligibility via college transcripts, driver’s license, and other documents to show enrollment status and/or LA County residence.



Are the Internships Paid?

YES. All students will be paid $6,760 ($16.90/hour) for their 400-hour long internships. Please note: students are selected and paid directly by their host organizations, not by the Department of Arts and Culture.

Can I participate in this program more than once?

No, students are only eligible to participate in the program once, even if they still meet all other eligibility requirements.

I know the program has a set schedule and runs from June-March, but I’m planning a vacation in August. Can I still participate?

Due to the nature of the program, students must clearly communicate any prior commitments to their organization while they are in the interview process. Interns and organizations must come to agreements about all schedule changes and conflicts before the intern begins their work.

What is the Eligibility?

Students must either live in or attend college in Los Angeles County. Please review the student eligibility guidelines in full.


ETM-LA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


This internship is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts & Culture. For additional information on LACDAC, the Arts Internship Program, and for a complete list of all the internships offered, click here.