Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities at AYS


The Fundraising and Donor Relations Intern with the American Youth Symphony will have the opportunity to focus on fundraising strategies for the 2021/22 season by working with our administrative staff. The Intern will help to strategize and implement a membership campaign for the 2021/22 season. In addition, they will be responsible for tracking and planning the cultivation of donors through tracking our 56-years alumni, as well as supporting the development department’s major gifts portfolio. This position is ideal for a classical music enthusiast who is looking to gain experience in project management, networking, communications and fundraising.


The Fundraising and Donor Relations Intern must be a skilled and confident writer and researcher with a desire to serve the community, and the ability to take direction and work independently. The Intern must have very strong written and verbal communication skills and must be prepared to represent AYS to organizations and donors in a professional manner. They must be Mac proficient and experienced with Microsoft Office Suite.


This internship is part of Los Angeles County’s Department of Arts & Culture’s Arts Internship Program and must fit their eligibility requirements for the program. 2021 Arts Internship positions will be open to currently enrolled undergraduate (2 or 4-year) and community college students who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County. Recent graduates may apply as long as they have completed their degree between May 1 – December 1, 2021. The Department of Arts and Culture encourages eligible students from all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as disabled students, to apply. Eligible students may participate in the program once.

How to Apply

To apply, please email your resume, and cover letter to apply@aysymphony.org with the subject line “Fundraising Intern.”

This is a paid internship at $15/hr.