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Tue Dec 06, 2016 - Sat Apr 01, 2017


7083 Hollywood BlvdSuite 200Los Angeles, CA 90028


About Us
Music Forward is a national, independent non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating real-life skills for youth using music as the bridge to success. Focusing on young people ages 12-19 in underserved communities, we set the stage for success by providing workshops and showcases to kick-start musical careers; fulfill musical dreams by equipping dedicated young musicians with instruments; and inspire the next generation of music industry leaders with hands-on career exploration. Music Forward is the evolution of the International House of Blues Foundation, which began in 1993.

Learn more at www.hobmusicforward.org.

The Internship

Music Forward is seeking a dynamic, self-starter who is passionate about music, and, making a difference. Interns will work closely with the National Program Manager and Program Coordinator with ongoing responsibilities and 1-2 long-term projects tailored to the interns’ interests, abilities, learning objectives and timing of internship. Our internships are designed so interns can receive insight into programs strategy, as well as develop project management, collaboration and presentation skills. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a national, non-profit organization.


  • Support research of program related activities
  • Assist in program resource design
  • Provide general program support
  • Support research of outreach methods for program recruitment
  • Support community outreach during program recruitment periods
  • Assist in online listings in media calendars during program recruitment
  • Assist in program collateral and form development
  • Research best practices
  • Attend related staff and department meetings


  • Currently enrolled at a college/university (rising junior or above)
  • Has demonstrated interests in music education, music business, marketing, and/or non-profit organizations
  • Effective, thorough, and concise communication skills
  • Focused attention to detail with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must work well independently and as a team member
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong research, quantitative, and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of the non-profit sector and related programming

There will be one round of interviews, to take on a rolling basis. Internship begins after the Holidays and runs for 10 weeks or can be extended if both parties agree. Candidates must be available for 12-16 hours/ week in our office between 8am-4pm Monday-Friday.

Location: 7083 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 200, Hollywood, CA 90028

Compensation:This is an unpaid internship. Great opportunityto gain hands-on experience and training.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@hobmusicforward.org. Subject: "Programs Intern - YourName". In your cover letter, please specify what you want to achieve in this internship, in addition to your qualifications.


  • Program Management
  • Youth Services
  • Administrative Support

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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