Internship Opportunities

Due to overwhelming response, all Summer 2016 internship spots have been filled.  Fall 2016 internship positions are available.


Job Description:

Jazz Arts Group of Columbus is proud to announce an internship opportunity for Summer 2016.

This opportunity is best suited for students who are Music and Business, Music Performance, Music Education, or Bachelor of Arts (with a concentration in music) majors. The internship is also appropriate for young professionals seeking experience with non-profit arts organizations.

JAG Interns will have the opportunity to learn about Jazz Arts Group during the vibrant spring season. The interns will work hands on with the Education Director, Marketing Director, Orchestra Manager, Librarian and will be given a “behind the scenes” experience for 3 months of concerts, educational programs, and fund raising.

Professional experience will include: office duties, working with guest artists, assisting the Marketing Director in various capacities, attending staff meetings, attending rehearsals of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, attending sound checks for the Inside Track series, selling merchandise for guest artists.

Applicants should ensure that they are available for the majority of the event dates in May, June, July, and August. Interns are expected to be at least three of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra engagements at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in July and August.


1) JAG Interns must have the ability to lift 25 pounds or more.

2) JAG Interns must have a letter of recommendation/support from their current college music professor or advisor.

3) JAG Interns should be able to exhibit an extremely high work ethic as demonstrated by grade point average, letter of recommendation, and work experience.

4) JAG Interns will create a personal statement (minimum of 300 words) describing how they feel this opportunity would benefit their career goals.

Please note:  This is an unpaid internship.

All applications should be submitted to Kim Goodman no later than April 15, 2016. They should be submitted electronically (electronic submissions of the letter of recommendation is fine too). Applicants will be notified no later than May 1, 2016.


To apply for an internship, please click below.

Additional Information: 

Concert/additional important dates for Jazz Arts Group for Summer 2016

Annual Board Meeting – Tuesday, June 21 @6PM
PBJ and Jazz Children’s performance – Saturday, June 25@Topiary Park
PBJ and Jazz Children’s performance – Saturday, July 9 @Topiary Park
CJO – Friday, July 15 @8PM at the Columbus Zoo (staff arrives at 3PM on those days)
CJO – Thursday, July 21 @7:30PM performance in Upper Arlington for summer series
CJO – Friday, July 22 @8PM at the Columbus Zoo (staff arrives at 3PM on those days)
CJO – Friday, August 5 @8PM at the Columbus Zoo (staff arrives at 3PM on those days)
CJO – Friday, August 12 @8PM at the Columbus Zoo (staff arrives at 3PM on those days)

Please send all inquiries to Kim Goodman: