Chicago: Internship Opportunity

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Chicago Chapter

The Recording Academy Chicago Chapter is seeking applicants for a winter internship. The Internship Program will offer college students interested in a career in the music industry to gain training in programming, digital content creation, file administration, nonprofit management, and membership development. The Academy compensates interns and gives college credit.

Candidates need to be energetic, hardworking, and passionate about The Recording Academy. The Chicago Chapter is now a mobile office so candidates will need to be able to operate independently, maintain instructed goals, and meet staff for in-person meetings or events.


Students must:

Currently be enrolled in a college/university as a junior, senior, or graduate student. A letter from the school is required, stating that the candidate will receive college credit for the internship.
Display an interest in music and a commitment to a career in the recording industry.
Possess outstanding verbal, written, and analytical skills.
Exhibit strong computer skills (Microsoft Word & Excel) and excellent typing proficiency (a computer test may be required).


Internship will be during the upcoming winter semester (12 weeks or equivalent, start date of on or around 1.8.18 based on school schedule).
Hours are part-time (20 hours a week).
Intern will work in a mobile office environment during regular business hours, as well as some evenings and weekends for events.
Internship will provide an in-depth exposure to a professional recording organization's techniques and practices.
Projects may include assistance with event management, educational programs, publication work, membership recruitment, research, analysis (demographics study), marketing/PR, and administrative mobile office support.

If you are interested in applying for the winter semester internship with The Recording Academy, the application is available at the link below. Full application must include your resume, reference letters, and narrative. All applications must be submitted by October 27, 2017 to 

Click here for the Internship Application. 

Benefits of Membership

The Recording Academy is the preeminent organization for musicians, producers, engineers and other music professionals. Our mission is to advance artistic and technical excellence, work to ensure a vital and free creative environment, and act as an advocate on behalf of music and its makers.

Our members have access to live events all around the country, as well as 24/7 access to the GRAMMY Pro library of video and editorial content, which explores the industry and craft of music.

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Chicago Chapter Executive Director - Sarah Jansen

President - Mark Hubbard

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