Getting Started on Funding Opportunities through ALP
Ideas for summer internships & housing
Ideas for special opportunity grants
Looking to get the most benefit out of your time as an ALP certificate student? See below for ideas for summer internships, housing resources for interns, ideas for special opportunity grants and more. Please do NOT limit yourself to the organizations listed here — these are just SUGGESTIONS to get you started. Remember, you’re only limited by your imagination! (Want to advertise your internship or special opportunity on this page? If so, please visit our Host an ALP Intern page.)
Special Focus: Non-local organizations with a connection to ALP or ESM alumni:
Most of these special focus organizations have an ALP or ESM alumni connection. Please contact the IML Asst Director should you need contact information.
- Canadian Opera Company – Toronto, Ontario, Canada Contact ALP alum Sarah Forestieri for summer opportunities in Education & Outreach.
- Chamber Music Connection – Worthington, OH Contact Eastman and ALP alum Stephanie Price for summer opportunities.
- fifth house ensemble – Chicago area Contact Eastman and ALP alum Melissa Ngan Snoza for summer opportunities.
- JACK Quartet – New York, NY Contact Eastman alum John Pickford Richards for summer opportunities. (opportunity to combine with Kaufman Music Center – NY contact ALP alum Kate Sheeran)
- Lakes Area Music Festival – Brainerd, MN Contact Eastman and ALP alum Scott Lykins for summer opportunities.
- Library of Congress – Concerts from the Library of Congress – Washington, DC Contact Eastman alum David Plylar for summer opportunities.
- Mostly Modern Festival – Saratoga Springs, NY Contact Eastman alum Victoria Paterson for summer opportunities.
- Rockport Jazz Workshop – Rockport, MA Contact Eastman and ALP alum Alexa Tarantino for summer opportunities.
- Third Coast Percussion – Chicago, IL Contact Eastman and ALP alum Sean Connors about summer opportunities.
- Tritone Jazz Fantasy Camps – Baileys Harbor, WS and Rochester, NY Co-founded by IML Director James Doser. Contact Bob DeRosa about summer opportunities.
Other Non-local organizations to consider:
Many of these may also have ALP/ESM connections. Check with the IML Asst Director if interested in finding a connection if available.
- 21C Media Group (New York, NY)
- The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Los Angeles, CA)
- Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (London, UK)
- Archipelago Project (Traverse City, MI)
- Aspen Music Festival (Aspen, CO)
- Bang on a Can (New York, NY)
- Birch Creek Music Performance Center (Egg Harbor, WI)
- Bowdoin International Music Festival (Brunswick, ME)
- Boston Symphony Orchestra/ Tanglewood (Boston, MA)
- Bravo Vail (Vail, CO)
- Brevard Music Center (Brevard, NC)
- Carnegie Hall (New York, NY)
- Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (New York, NY) – More info on NYO – USA
- Chamber Music America (New York, NY)
- Chamber Music Northwest (Portland, OR)
- Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Chicago, IL)
- Colbert Artists Management (New York, NY)
- College Music Society (Missoula, MT)
- Concert Artists Guild (New York, NY)
- Decoda (New York, NY)
- DeVos Institute of Arts Management – Univ of MD (College Park, MD)
- Disney Professional Internships (Multiple locations)
- Eastern Music Festival (Greensboro, NC)
- Eighth Blackbird (Chicago, IL)
- Face the Music (New York, NY)
- Glimmerglass Opera (Cooperstown, NY)
- Grant Park Music Festival (Chicago, IL)
- Houston Symphony (Houston, TX)
- Jazz at Lincoln Center (New York, NY)
- The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – (Washington, DC)
- Kauffman Foundation (Kansas City, MO)
- League of American Orchestras (New York, NY)
- Lincoln Center (New York, NY)
- Lyric Opera of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
- Mannes College Prep Division (New York, NY)
- Metropolitan Opera (New York, NY)
- Memphis Symphony Orchestra (Memphis, TN)
- Music Academy of the West (Santa Barbara, CA)
- Music @ Menlo (Atherton, CA)
- National Endowment for the Arts (Washington, DC)
- National Gallery of Art – Music Department (Landover, MD)
- National Public Radio (Washington, DC)
- New York Philharmonic Orchestra (New York, NY)
- New York State Council on the Arts (New York, NY)
- nief-norf Summer Festival (Knoxville, TN) [multiple ALP students have interned here]
- Ojai Music Festival (Ojai, CA)
- Opera Theatre of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
- Ravinia Festival (Chicago/Highland Park, IL)
- Roulette (Brooklyn, NY)
- Roundtop Summer Music Institute (Roundtop, TX)
- Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (St. Louis, MO)
- San Francisco Jazz Organization (SFJazz) (San Francisco, CA)
- Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra (Seattle, WA)
- Si Parla Si Canta (Urbania, Italy)
- Skaneateles Festival (Skaneateles, NY)
- Symphony Space (New York, NY)
- US Army Band Pershing’s Own (Washington, DC)
- Virginia Symphony (Norfolk, VA)
- Warner Music Group (NYC and other major locations)
- Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (Vienna, VA)
- Yamaha Corporation (Multiple locations)
- Yellow Barn (Putney, VT)
Helpful Internship Websites
- NEC Bridge – Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection, a database maintained by the New England Conservatory’s Career Services Center, provides 24 hour online access to over 2,800 opportunities in music and arts administration, including internships. See more information on ESM’s Careers website about free access to current ESM students.
- The Greene Center for Career Education and Connections (UR) – Internship information available through the University of Rochester Career Center including tips and many other resources to assist in an internship search.
- EntertainmentCareers.net – Lists hundreds of internships in all areas of the entertainment industry including talent agencies, radio and television stations, recording studios, and more!
- GetThatGig.com – The music category provides links to internships with symphonies, opera companies, record labels, etc.
- Idealist.org – Provides search information on non-profit internships
- Dream Careers – Choose summer internships in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, look up internship itinerary
Recommended Housing Services
- UC Cal Berkeley – major city housing links
- Interim Housing Solutions for the US
- Sublet.com – apartments, rooms, houses – worldwide
- Educational Housing Services (safe, affordable housing for interns working in New York City)
- WISH (Washington Intern Student Housing) – housing for Interns in Washington D.C.
- The Washington Intern Housing Network – housing for interns in Washington D.C.
- NYC Ghostlight Housing Facebook group
- American String Teachers Association National Conference
- Americans for the Arts (look for annual summer convention)
- Arts & Cultural Council of Greater Rochester (look for workshops)
- Association of Fundraising Professionals (Genesee Valley Chapter) (look under Prof. Develpoment.)
- Association for Performing Arts Presenters Conference (APAP)
- Billboard Events
- Chamber Music America Conference
- College Music Society Chapter Conferences, National Conference, and Summer Institutes
- Fresh Inc Festival (Fifth House Ensemble)
- National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT) Annual Conference
- NETMCDO – Network of Music Career Development Officers Annual Conference
- Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) Symposium
- Self Employment in the Arts Conference
- Technology in the Arts