Spring/Summer 2013 Internship with The Recording Academy/GRAMMY U in Santa Monica, CA

If you’re a regular reader of this site, you’re probably already familiar with the amazing programs offered by The Recording Academy and its sister organizations The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares because I am incredibly passionate about the work they do and write about them as frequently as I can get away with. If you’re not familiar, you may know The Recording Academy as the organization behind The GRAMMY Awards, but there really is so much more to it. I’ve been a member of The Recording Academy for about 7 years and have been lucky enough to work with both GRAMMY U and GRAMMY Camp. So, I can honestly tell you that these organizations are really making a difference in the lives of music students and working professionals by offering networking opportunities, workshops, panels, financial assistance to musicians in need, educational opportunities, medical clinics, and so much more. So, if you’re looking for an internship and would like to work with some great people who are passionate about music and helping the people who make it possible, then this is an opportunity you definitely won’t want to miss!

Celebrating music through the GRAMMY Awards for over 50 years, The Recording Academy continues its legacy as the premier outlet for honoring achievements in the recording arts and supporting the music community. As a membership organization we represent some of the most talented professionals in the world. Our members include recording artists, engineers, producers, composers/arrangers, managers, agents, social media executives and many others.

The Recording Academy’s Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for current college students (sophomore, junior or senior) to gain on-site training in office administration, event management and artist relations in exchange for college credit. Participants should be enthusiastic, dedicated and have aspirations of a career in the music industry or music education.


  • Internship intervals range from 12 monthly.
  • Hours are part time (20 hours a week).
  • Intern will work on site during regular business hours as well as some evenings and weekends.
  • Projects to include assistance with social media communication, event management, GRAMMY U programs and administrative office support.
  • Assist with managing The GRAMMY U social platforms, including; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Manage Twitter lists and Facebook fans to monitor the GRAMMY U member audience
  • Create updates using our social media analytic platform to better understand our engagement with GRAMMY U members/followers
  • Assist with moderating comments on our official social media sites
  • Diligently update content
  • Organize reports and recaps measuring social ROI


  • Currently enrolled in a college/university. Preferably has passed the course in the intended field.
  • Highly committed to the music recording industry
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and computer (Microsoft Office & Excel)
  • Experienced with and must have some kind of presence on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram and YouTube
  • Someone who actively follows all types of music/tech/digital/social news on different media outlets
  • Knowledgeable of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

To Apply:
To be considered for the spring semester beginning March 1, 2013, please download the application here submit via email to Jodie Blum at GRAMMY.com by Feb 20, 2013.

Note: The application asks for two letters of recommendation which do not have to be submitted until after an interview is scheduled. Please provide all other information as specified.

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