Music Industry Experience (MIE) Program

Are you looking for interns or volunteers?

Are you interested in mentoring or coaching someone?

Are you wanting to further develop your career in the music industry?

 

We’re thrilled to announce the MIE (Music Industry Experience) Program, which connects our community partners with a diverse pool of students, mentorees, interns, volunteers, and other promising professionals who are eager to gain real-world experience from, contribute their skills to, and receive mentorship in one or more facets of the music industry. These individuals include aspiring musicians, producers, event planners, marketing professionals, and more.

 

OVERVIEW:

Our team provides ongoing support and guidance to both volunteers and participating community partners throughout the season, beginning with our application, where we carefully assess the skills, interests, and goals of each applicant as well as the needs and objectives of each community partner to ensure a suitable match between the individual and the community partner.

 

Our community partners, comprised of non-profit organizations and for-profit companies within Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, include venues, recording studios, artist managers, non-profits, media companies, and more. 


Individuals may spend the time with one community partner or rotate around a few community partners if desired.


PROCESS:

  1. Fill out the Interest Form below. By applying, you are not committing to the program until you receive an offer. You are also not guaranteed an offer.
  2. Our MIEP Committee will review all applications from both individuals and community partners.
  3. When a great match is found, our committee will prepare and email out offer letters.
  4. Accept the offer, agree to its terms, and then work with us to coordinate.

FAQs:

How many hours are required?

High school students generally work an average of 3-4 hours per day as agreed upon ahead of time by both parties.

College interns generally work 4-7 hours per day as agreed upon ahead of time by both parties. Usually, individuals participate 2-3 days per week which may be for the same community partner or different community partners depending on what each party is interested in and agrees to.

Mentorships generally range from 1 to 3 hours per day.

Are these placements paid or unpaid?

Placements with non-profits are unpaid while placements with for-profit companies are paid according to the laws of the jurisdiction where work is performed. For-profit companies pay the individual directly.

Is Internship credit available?

Starting January 2024, the Alliance will be working with universities to provide internship credit for those individuals who wish to receive it. In these situations, the Alliance will take care of all necessary paperwork.

Can I save my application and return to it later?

If you are a registered user and are signed in, you can save drafts and return to it later.

GET STARTED HERE:

MIE Program Interest Form
Are you applying as an intern/mentee or community partner/mentor?

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