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Music Internships

The major focus of the Music Internship is is to complete a specifically tailored project relevant to your studies and career aspirations and to the chosen host organisation. The project should be conceived and planned by you in conjunction with the host organisation and the Elder Conservatorium Internship Coordinator.

The project may be practical or performance related in nature, or may be more research focussed. The outcomes will also be tailored to reflect the nature of the project/activity and the needs of the host organisation. Research based projects typically result in a research report of approximately 7,000 words or equivalent. You will be required to deliver an overview to your supervisors and peers via an oral presentation. The host organisation may use the report or other in any way they see fit.

  • How do I Apply?

    To apply for an Internship, please complete the following forms and email to

    Application Form Student Agreement Form

    Students are selected on merit. Whilst there are no guarantees for a placement every effort is made to maximise the student's opportunities. The process of placing students with Industry Partners is extremely competitive, so students are encouraged to have a 'back-up' plan in the event they are unsuccessful in gaining a placement.

    Due Dates - Internships 2019

    Summer & Semester 1 - applications due by 31 October 2018
    Semester 2  - applications due by 3 May 2019

  • Host Organisations

    In your application you should nominate a project and organisation. The following list of local arts, education and performing organisations are examples of institutions you might consider.

    • Elder Hall - Program Notes Writing, Orchestral Management
    • State Opera (please note, the SOSA Internship for Voice students is a separate Internship)
    • Co-Opera
    • Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (the Internship would not involve playing)
    • Police Band (the Internship would not involve playing)
    • Army Band
    • Adelaide Festival
    • AMEB
    • AdYO
    • Arts SA
    • Musica Viva
    • Carclew Youth Arts Centre
    • Helpmann Academy
    • Elder Conservatorium of Music
    • Special interest Music Centres
    • Selected State Government & Independent Schools
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