A first break can completely change a young professional’s career. As one of the best ways to gain the experience, contacts, and expertise to begin a career in music, the Recording Academy's internship program provides college students an inside look into the recording industry and the necessary foundation for their professional development.

Recording Academy interns develop a variety of skills geared toward familiarizing themselves with all facets of the music industry, including programming, non-profit campaigns, brand marketing, event planning, and finance. 


  • Current enrollment at a university. One year of course work toward a degree in a music-related field is preferred.
  • A letter from your university stating that you will receive credit for the internship.
  • A passion for music, and a desire to start a career in the recording industry.
  • Strong verbal, written, and analytical skills.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Junior, senior or graduate student.

Internship Description

  • One semester (12 weeks or equivalent).
  • Part-time (20 hours a week).
  • Most work will occur during regular business hours; however, some evening and weekend work may be required.
  • A stipend is offered to all interns.


Internship Application


About Us
The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards—music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.