Marketing and Communications Internship – Spring 2020

  • 1 Symphony Pl, Nashville, TN 37201, USA
  • Intern

Company Description

Our Mission: The Nashville Symphony inspires, entertains, and educates through excellence in musical performance.

One of Tennessee’s largest and longest-running nonprofit performing arts organizations, the Nashville Symphony has been an integral part of the Music City sound since 1946. Led by music director Giancarlo Guerrero, the 83-member ensemble performs 170 concerts annually, with a focus on contemporary American orchestral music. It is one of the most active recording orchestras in the U.S. and has earned a total of 13 GRAMMY® Awards and 24 nominations.

Education and community engagement have been at the core of the Nashville Symphony’s mission since its founding. Each year the organization reaches 60,000 children and adults with more than 20 free or low-cost programs, including Young People’s Concerts for K-12 students, sectional lessons with band and orchestra students and free Community Concerts.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the orchestra’s home since 2006, is widely considered one of the world’s finest acoustical venues. Named in honor of former music director Kenneth Schermerhorn and located in the heart of Nashville’s booming downtown.

Job Description

The Marketing and Communications Intern will provide support and enhancement for all of the day-to-day activities of the Marketing and Communications departments of the Nashville Symphony. This internship gives students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with a major performing arts organization and to learn in a collaborative, creative environment. During the course of the internship, students will get to work on the following initiatives:

  • Digital, email and direct mail marketing
  • Marketing & sales campaign development
  • On-site promotions/experiential marketing
  • Grassroots & niche marketing
  • Marketing research
  • Content creation
  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • General day-to-day departmental administration

Knowledge of classical music and the performing arts are not required, but will be considered favorably.


All interns must be students at accredited colleges and universities.

  • The internship must be a part of the student’s curriculum OR the internship must provide earned hours that are directly applied to the student’s degree.
  • Interns must work a minimum of 135 hours per semester.
  • Interns must be available to work evenings during the season.
  • Interns must be high-energy, detail-oriented, team players.
  • Internships do not provide compensation.
  • Internships do not guarantee full-time positions with the Symphony upon completion.

Additional Information


The Nashville Symphony prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


The Nashville Symphony is in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which maintains that no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. If you have questions concerning the Nashville Symphony’s compliance with Title VI, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources and our Local Title VI Coordinator, Ashley Skinner.

This company is a smoke-free workplace in compliance with the Non-Smoker Protection Act, Tennessee Code Annotated §§ 39-17-1801-1810. In accordance with that law and company policy, smoking is prohibited in enclosed areas of company property.