Internship Opportunity: New Haven Symphony Orchestra – Development Internship

Internship Opportunity: New Haven Symphony Orchestra – Development  Internship

Internship Title: Development Internship

Compensation: School Credit

Job Start Date: 7/1/11 (ASAP Preferred)

Location: New Haven, CT



We are looking for an enterprising, hands-on and creative individual with a flair for development.  It is essential that the intern work well independently. This intern will report directly to the Executive Director (an NYU arts admin grad) and assist Board members.  S/he should demonstrate maturity, poise, strong interpersonal skills, and excellent writing ability.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The NHSO development team raises over $1 million annually. In addition, we are in Year Two of a three-year campaign to fund special projects; over $500,000 in special funding was secured in Year One. The intern will help to propel this campaign forward and maintain relationships with the current funders. Assistance is also needed in grant writing, annual fund development, and donor relations.

This intern will enjoy the rare experience of working with senior staff on a major project that will affect our orchestra’s future.   S/he will interact with major donors and local leaders of diverse backgrounds. For a student interested in development this would be an incredibly valuable experience to develop a broad range of skills.


About The Company:

Through its live performances of classical music and educational programs, the NHSO aspires to exceed expectations, unite communities, challenge, delight, and inspire. Formed in 1894, the NHSO is the fourth-oldest orchestra in America. Artistically excellent concerts featuring diverse repertoire are a hallmark of the NHSO experience. We present concerts in venues across the state of Connecticut and education programs to 120,000
listeners. As a leader in Connecticut’s cultural life, the NHSO works in partnership with numerous
schools and community organizations.


About New Haven, Connecticut:

This Sound-side city is Connecticut’s cultural arts hub with numerous performing-arts organizations and theaters, outstanding museums, notable restaurants, and the extensive resources of Yale University.  New Haven is 1.5 hours northeast of Manhattan on the Metro-North Railroad express line; the NHSO office is located one block from the State Street station. Partial telecommuting option.


How To Apply:

Please submit resume or CV to the attention of Elaine C. Carroll, Interim Executive Director,

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