Each year, Bienen School students work in internships in both local and national arts organizations.

An internship is a learning experience that allows a student to synthesize his or her academic learning in the field of music with the real-world operations of an organization. It is necessary for each student to design his or her own internship with the assistance of an on-site field supervisor in the chosen organization. The organization supervising the intern should be an established business not owned by the student’s parents or relatives. Normally 10-12 hours of work per week (100-120 total hours) is awarded one unit of credit. Internships can range from 0.5-4 credits.

Information on various opportunities can be found in through the Internships page at Northwestern's University Career Services.

Download the Bienen School Internship Form

Recent Internship Sites

  • Ravinia Festival
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Chicago Opera Theatre
  • People’s Music School
  • San Diego Symphony Orchestra
  • Grant Park Music Festival
  • Minnesota Opera Education Department
  • RipTide Music (Los Angeles)
  • Weigel Broadcasting (WCIU-TV Chicago)
  • Warner/Chappell Music (Los Angeles)
  • Disney World