Intern, Human Resources (Fall 2021)

  • 1 Symphony Pl, Nashville, TN 37201, USA
  • Full-time

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.


Job Description

The Nashville symphony is seeking a self-motivated Human Resource intern that is passionate about learning and with a continuous improvement mindset. The Human Resource internship is intended to give students hands-on experience and exposure to a variety of different HR and quality focused responsibilities across the organization.

The purpose of the Human Resources Intern position is to support the HR team in all aspects of Human Resources by performing the administrative tasks of the department. The Human Resources Intern is a critical component of the Human Resources team supporting all areas of the employment experience.

What You Will Do as the Human Resources Intern: Gain exposure to various aspects of Human Resources while understanding the value of the department within the business model of the Nashville Symphony.  You will handle administrative tasks, maintain records, support recruitment needs,  and support a variety of initiatives.

How You Will Make a Difference: - (The below listed duties are not all inclusive. This position must also perform other duties as assigned.): Participate in projects to optimize the employee experience.

Projects may be in the following areas:

• Onboarding

• Employee Engagement

• Talent Management

• Benefits

• Compliance

• File Maintenance


• Research and benchmark various HR topics

• Support the HR function with other responsibilities as needed



• Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, preference of major in business, psychology or HR

• Interest in pursing a career in human resources and/or organizational development


 Strong organizational and time management skills required

• Must be extremely detail oriented

• Must be a self-starter and team player possessing a friendly, positive demeanor

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Proficient in all Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, etc.)


Interns are expected to work 10-15 hours a week for the September-December internship period. Internship will cover dates starting in September and ending in December, with some flexibility on dates given varying school schedules.

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, Nakisha Hicks.


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.