2301 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 2160, El Segundo, California, 90036




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 communications and fundraising. This position will work approximately 40 hours a week from June through August.


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.


The American Youth Symphony (AYS) is an established architect in building the future of classical music and has provided 56 seasons of artistically exceptional concerts for free to the Los Angeles community. Founded in 1964 by world-renowned conductor Mehli Mehta, AYS prepares virtuosic musicians—many of whom study locally at the Colburn School, USC, andUCLA—for careers in music, while building audiences who will appreciate and support their talent for decades to come. Musicians receive intensive training in myriad styles of symphonic music, from classical masterworks to world premieres and film scores. 

How to Apply

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and 2 writing samples (essays, articles, orletters) to apply@aysymphony.org with the subject line "Fundraising Intern".