Applebaum Internship Program in partnership with Wayne State University

The Applebaum Internship Program (AIP) with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is a unique opportunity to enhance leadership, networking, and work skills in a student cohort experience. Selected Wayne State University students will be assigned a meaningful, hands-on portfolio, and a dedicated manager committed to your growth and development.

Positions available for Summer 2024 include:
     • Detroit Harmony Applebaum Internship
     • Detroit Strategy Applebaum Internship
     • Jazz and @ the Max Applebaum Internship

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority consideration given to applicants who submit their materials by Sunday, April 14. Students interested in applying should visit the DSO jobs portal by clicking here, or use the links above. Please include your resume in your application. Cover letters are optional.   

To learn more about the Applebaum Internship Program at the DSO, please click here. Important details include:
• Eligibility: AIP is open to all WSU undergraduate students; preference is given to applicants from WSU’s Department of Music.
• Time frame: Internships run June through July 2024
• Hours and location: Interns must work a minimum of 25 hours/week. This is primarily an onsite internship experience.
• Wages: Interns receive a $3,000 stipend, paid in two $1,500 installments at the mid and end point of the internship.
• Academic Credit: WSU Music students interested in getting academic credit for their internship can register for the Music Business Internship course, MUA 4620.
• Professional Development: In addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined on the individual job descriptions, interns will:
1) participate in 4, in-person, professional development sessions with other metro Detroit Applebaum interns over the course of the summer (as a student requirement);
     2) conduct a minimum of three informational interviews over the course of the semester. Informational interviews support interns’ career development by helping them learn about a particular role, career function, or industry from experienced professionals, as well as gain insight into their career goals;
     3) attend department and organization-wide meetings to gain a more complete understanding of DSO operations;
     4) meet as a cohort with DSO leaders to gain access to the strategic leadership required of nonprofit arts administrators.

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Internship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in an internship experience with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra! Due to budget constraints, internship opportunities will be unpaid unless tied to formal internship arrangements through your school, college, or university (ex: Applebaum Internship Program).

Candidates interested in doing an unpaid internship may submit a resume and cover letter outlining their skill set and areas of interest to Student internship candidates are encouraged to speak to their school, college, or university about funding support for unpaid internships.