135 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California, 90012




The Development Intern will have the exciting opportunity to play an integral role in the success of LA Opera’s fundraising activities, which will support the production and community engagement events during the 2021/22 season. Working closely with the company’s Institutional Giving, Individual Giving, Research, and Special Events teams the Development Intern will learn how each team plays a critical role in the fundraising efforts of a nonprofit. The Development Intern will learn and develop skills in conducting donor prospect research, drafting solicitation and acknowledgement letters, grant proposals and reports, database management in Tessitura, assisting with gala planning activities, and helping at donor events. The position will work approximately 15-20 hours a from August through January.


The prospective intern should have strong writing, editing, analytical, and organizations skills. Strong computer proficiency is also required with skill in Microsoft Office Programs. Candidates should possess excellent communications skills and should have a friendly and professional demeanor. An interest in opera, music, and/or arts administration is a plus.  


Since its first production in 1986, LA Opera has rapidly become one of the four largest opera companies in the nation, renowned for its innovative productions of classical and contemporary operas. Under the leadership of James Conlon, Richard Seaver Music Director and Christopher Koelsch, Sebastian Paul and Marybelle Musco President & CEO, LA Opera has developed an aesthetic unique to Los Angeles.

How to Apply

To apply, please email resume and cover letter indicating your interest to jobs@laopera.org. Please include “Development Intern” in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.