Education & Administrative Intern

Education & Administrative Intern

Brief Organizational Description 

The Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) empowers communities to find creativity, connection, and joy by providing access to high quality music education and experiences. Through responsive and strategic programming and partnerships, YMF provides a sustainable solution for music education in neighborhoods that lack the infrastructure to support ongoing arts programming. In addition to bringing tuition-free, weekly music instruction to over 2,500 students at 18 partner schools and sites throughout Los Angeles, YMF also supports onsite community-initiated programming, performances, events, and student scholarship opportunities.


Position Description

The primary project of the Education & Administrative Intern will focus on coordinating a series of Professional Development sessions for YMF Teaching Artists. In order to ensure Teaching Artists are prepared to enter the various scenarios they will be faced with, YMF holds 2-4 sessions annually to allow TAs to come together and share their experiences, learn from local experts in fields including but not limited to Social Emotional learning, Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Practices, and Trauma Informed Care. For the intern, the primary project will be to collect and reconcile feedback from TAs to identify their needs and interests, as well as to help plan and produce a 2024-25 program of professional development. Creating surveys for TAs and processing data and feedback will be an integral part of the intern’s primary project. The intern will also get a look into the backend of nonprofit administration by creating budgets and proposals, as well as creating contracts with third party consultants. 

Internship Primary Project and Additional Duties


In addition to assistance with coordinating PD sessions, the Education and Administrative Intern will support with a variety of program-related administrative duties including: assisting in the coordination of summer/fall hiring processes, supporting with the implementation of summer programming, and assisting with small social media and communications tasks. The intern will also have the opportunity to work with YMF staff to identify small projects based on organizational needs and the intern’s interests and strengths, such as:

  • Networking with community partners and attending community engagement events
  • Assisting with instrument inventory and coordinating repairs
  • Helping prepare program proposals and budgets
  • Networking with community partners and attending community engagement events
  • Assisting with instrument inventory and coordinating repairs
  • Helping prepare program proposals and budgets
  • Attending 2024-2025 school year planning meetings
  • Assisting with event and workshop coordination

Internship Primary Learning Objectives

  • To gain a greater understanding of the public education landscape of a large metropolitan city like Los Angeles
  • To manage work schedules and coordinating events with as many as 30 participants
  • To contribute to the general operations of a fast-paced non-profit organization
  • To create a plan for collecting, tracking, and acting on data and feedback from employees
  • To effectively engage with program participants and community partners



This position will primarily take place in-person at our office in Historic South Central with the possibility of some remote hours. This position will work approximately 15-20 hours a week between August 2024 and February 2025 and can be adjusted to accommodate the intern’s school schedule. 

Skills/Knowledge Needed

Applicants should have:

  • Demonstrated passion for creating access to arts education
  • Ability to work with students from diverse communities in a classroom or group setting
  • Ability to communicate complicated details clearly and effectively
  • An interest in challenging Euro-centric structures inherent in the music education system
  • An interest in exploring traditional and modern intersections of music across diverse cultural perspectives
  • Ability to write and speak in Spanish is preferred
  • Possess basic knowledge of music and a high level of organizational, multitasking, and office suite skills (Apple OS, Google Suite)
  • An interest in educational methodologies and practices.

Internship Eligibility Requirements

2024 Arts Internship positions will be open to currently enrolled undergraduate (2 or 4-year) and community college students who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County. Recent graduates may apply as long as they have completed their degree between May 1 – December 1, 2024. The Department of Arts and Culture encourages eligible students from all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as disabled students, to apply. Eligible students may participate in the program once.


  • Students who have already earned a BA, BS, or a higher degree are not eligible for the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program.
  • Students who have previously participated in the program are not eligible to participate a second time.
  • Students who are invited to participate in the program will be asked to provide verification of eligibility via college transcripts, driver’s license, and other documents to show enrollment status and/or LA County residence.
  • There are no exceptions to our eligibility requirements.

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How to Apply

To apply to YMF’s Education and Administrative Internship position, please complete linked application. Applications are due by midnight on July 15th, 2024.