Program & 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. YMF is fundamentally dedicated to social justice. We believe that every student – every person – should have access to the numerous, profound, and well-documented lifelong benefits that music education provides. In addition to bringing tuition-free, weekly music instruction to over 4,500 students at 27 partner schools and sites throughout Los Angeles, YMF also supports onsite community-initiated programming, performances, and events, and student scholarship opportunities.

Position Description

The primary project of the Program & Administrative Intern will focus on consolidating our student pre and post assessment data. In order to measure student learning, programmatic impact, and continue examining the efficacy of our programs, YMF implements a pre and post assessment exam at the beginning and end of the school year. Our assessments are all unique to each grade level (and instrument focus when needed), and we reach 75% percent of our total students served. For the intern, the primary project will be to reconcile all student assessment data from the 2022-2023 school year, highlight key trends and findings, and present those findings to our Teaching Artists, staff and identified key partners. The intern will also get a look into the backend of administering assessments by observing and supporting that process when fall programming begins.


This is a temporary, part-time, paid position to be completed between August, 2023 – February, 2024, exact dates and schedule to be determined. Interns must be able to work a minimum of 15 hours/week and complete a total of 400 hours by the end of the internship period. Pay is $16.90/hr. 

Internship Primary Project and Additional Duties

In addition to assistance with data collection and consolidation, the Program 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 2023-2024 school year planning meetings
  • Assisting with event and workshop coordination
  • Working with YMF’s Equity, Diversity, Access, and Inclusion Committee to ensure – programming is responsive to the communities we serve

Internship Primary Learning Objectives

  1. To contribute to the general operations of a fast-paced non-profit organization
  2. To identify and apply their unique skills and strengths to an organization’s mission
  3. To effectively engage with program participants and community partners
  4. To work with large sets of aggregate data, applying quantitative and qualitative measures
  5. To assess and evaluate program quality and impact

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
  • 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 theory and a high level of organizational, multitasking, and office suite skills (Apple OS, Google Suite)
  • An interest in educational research, social media, and communications


2023 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, 2023. 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 Program and Administrative Intern, please complete the linked application. Applications open until the position has been filled.