Internship Program

Inspired by the power of music to change lives, Conspirare engages audiences in extraordinary musical experiences through world-class choral performances and recordings.

The Conspirare Internship Program provides an encouraging, collaborative, inspirational, and quality learning and hands-on training experience. Interns will play a vital role in implementing Conspirare’s mission by supporting the planning and performance cycles while experiencing the daily operations of an arts organization. Internships are offered in the following areas:

  • Artistic Operations/Production
  • Conspirare Youth Choirs
  • Development/Fundraising/Patron Relations
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations

Interns will be expected to apply academic knowledge as they work with Conspirare staff to develop the business skills applicable in many professions. Interaction with fellow interns and professional staff allow for the creation of valuable contacts.

Internships are 10 hours per week minimum (flexible hours to be arranged) and may include nights and weekends. During performance cycles additional hours may be required.  Interns must be currently enrolled students.  Students seeking academic credit should check with their college/university. Interns will receive a $500 stipend.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and list of three references.  Cover letters should include the following information:

  • the internship(s) you are interested in,
  • a summary of your skills and qualifications, and
  • what you hope to get out of the internship experience, particularly as it relates to your personal and academic goals.

Please submit your materials to Conspirare by email to jleighton@conspirare.org. We are always accepting intern applications.

Sample internships

Operations Intern T/W/Th from 10-4

  • Develop general understanding of development and patron services. Gain a basic understanding of Donor Perfect, Constant Contact, and general development policies and best practices for donor information
  • Research and organize archives
  • Learn production process and planning through hands on participation in reps

Communications Intern  T/W from 10-4

  • Development of a promotional calendar for the current season
  • Develop and implement a social media strategy for institutional marketing to insure we are connecting with our global audience between events, and
  • Gain a sense of non-profit communication activities and strategies through assistance with routine communication duties including writing press releases, video development, updating press lists, and compiling clippings.

All interns also assist on special projects and assist with daily office functions as assigned.

Previous intern De’Evin Johnson says, “Serving as an intern for Conspirare opened doors for my professional career, as well as educated me about the wide array that comes with working for a world class performing arts organization. Working for Conspirare means working with passionate, goal driven, and tenacious individuals. This organization taught me to serve with purpose, seeing the bigger picture, and remembering that our work is much more than just the work of one individual. Our work inspires our listeners and performers in the Austin area and around the world. This organization has taught me the balancing act of priorities and importance and remembering to serve with intention. Being an intern was more than just the organizational office, production, or artistic work, it served me spiritually as well. I always felt that in everything I did, it had a purpose and I made a difference in the life of Conspirare.”