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2023 Communications Internship


Los Angeles County Dept. of Arts & Culture Internship Program:
Education Through Music-LA


Paid Internship: $16.90/hour – 400 hours to be completed between June 2023-March 2024



The Communications Intern will work with the Education Through Music-LA staff to develop a marketplace analysis, which will inform the development of a suite of communications materials, including a program information brochure, spotlight stories, and our annual newsletter. For this project, the intern will research what other organizations are doing successfully to help inform best practices in communication and publicity. Additionally, ETM-LA’s Communications Intern will analyze our communication channels to help tailor messaging to have the greatest impact for various avenues and demographics. Finally, the intern will assist with program and development data evaluation/assessment to develop a deeper understanding of the data for marketing purposes.



The intern should display an earnest interest in music and music education and must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and dependable. Knowledge of SWOT analysis, interest in Communications/PR, graphic design, and writing is favorable for this position. Basic computer skills, such as Excel and Word, as well as advanced knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop are necessary. Being an initiative taker and a team-player with an interest in the field of education, a positive attitude, personal motivation, and a desire to learn about nonprofit organizations are also a must.



If you are interested in applying, please email a one-page resume, cover letter (between 1,000-2,000 characters, including spaces) with the Subject Header: “ETM-LA Communications Intern Application” to Please address the letter to Victoria Lanier, Executive Director of Education Through Music-Los Angeles. If you have any questions, email



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 must possess the legal right to work in the United States.
  • 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.


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.