The recording industry is one of the most sought-after, high profile fields among college students.  The Recording Academy provides an exciting work environment that can challenge and help develop the best marketing, finance, technical and creative skills.  An internship is one of the best ways to gain vital experience and make important contacts.

The Recording Academy, representing all facets of the recording industry and internationally known for the GRAMMY® Awards, offers college students an opportunity to gain useful training in programming, office administration, nonprofit management and membership development as well as gain hands on access to music industry events.  The Academy works to accommodate college credit requirements where appropriate.

Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. – also known as The Recording Academy – is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural conditions for music and its makers.  An organization of more than 19,000 musicians, producers, and other recording professionals, The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking outreach, cultural enrichment, educational and human service programs.

The Recording Academy has Chapter offices in twelve cities across the U.S. that serve as a direct connection between the organization and the members in our music communities.  We conduct professional development programs that explore issues and trends in the field of recording.  Additional Chapter programs include showcases, networking opportunities, local awards and much more.  The Recording Academy Chapters serve the regions of Atlanta, Chicago, Florida, Los Angeles, Memphis, Nashville, New York, Pacific Northwest, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Texas and Washington D.C.


  • Currently enrolled in a college/university.  One year of course work towards degree in related field is preferred.
  • Letter from school stating that Intern will receive college credit for The Recording Academy internship.
  • Display an interest in music and commitment to a career in the recording industry.
  • Possess strong verbal, written and analytical skills.
  • Exhibit proficient computer skills.
  • Be a junior, senior or graduate student.

Internship Description

  • Internship duration is for a semester (12 weeks or equivalent).
  • Hours are part-time (20 hours a week).
  • Intern will work at the Chapter office and at local events during regular business hours as well as some evenings and weekends.
  • Internship will provide in-depth exposure to professional recording industry techniques and practices. 
  • Projects may include assistance with event management, educational programs, newsletters, membership recruitment, database management, demographics analysis, marketing/PR and administrative office support.

For more information on The Recording Academy's Intern Program, contact your local Recording Academy Chapter.