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Internship Postings

Development Intern

Internship Responsibilities

The intern's projects and activities will be tailored to his/her interests and skill set, including but not limited to:

  • Engage with donors during all phases of the giving cycle through preparation of solicitation and acknowledgement letters, event invitations and face-to-face communication during concerts and events
  • Contribute to donor acquisition through research, data mining, cultivation event planning and communication strategies
  • Encourage increased donor retention through day-to-day communications, successful event implementation and efficient use of database information
  • Help increase average gift size through targeted stewardship initiatives and messaging strategies
  • Explore areas of personal interest through individualized research that contributes to a larger framework
  • Working with staff to learn and strengthen data management and maintenance in Tessitura, our database system
  • Other duties as assigned

Skill Set Required

The ideal candidate is interested in the field of arts management and is proactive, enthusiastic, goal-oriented and responsible and has a strong work ethic and passion for the arts.

Essential skills include:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer proficiency, knowledge of Microsoft Office (Powerpoint, Word, Excel) excellent interpersonal skills. Mail merge knowledge necessary.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Willingness to learn
  • Experience with database maintenance a plus.


  • Interns will receive mentorship from multiple departments and gain valuable skills for continued growth in the arts and culture sector.
  • At the conclusion of the internship, interns will have a diverse portfolio of work samples.
  • Minimum 15 hours per week, schedule is flexible.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Modest stipend.
  • Intern is eligible for complimentary tickets to BSO performances on the same basis as administrative staff.

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Music, Arts Administration, Business

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD


Semester: Spring (Feb - May), Ongoing
Year: 2019
Hours per week: 10-20 hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: Yes, Modest Stipend stipend

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter
Application Instructions Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter via email to:


1212 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

About Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world's most important orchestras. Acclaimed for its enduring pursuit of artistic excellence, the BSO has attracted a devoted national and international following while maintaining deep bonds throughout Maryland through innovative education and community outreach initiatives.

The BSO made musical history in September 2007, when Maestra Marin Alsop led her inaugural concerts as the Orchestra’s 12th music director, making her the first woman to head a major American orchestra. With her highly praised artistic vision, her dynamic musicianship and her commitment to accessibility in classical music, Maestra Alsop’s directorship has ushered in a new era for the BSO and its audiences. 

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is a proud member of the League of American Orchestras and host of the League's 2016 National Conference.