It’s World Gratitude Day, and we’d like to highlight the wonderful volunteers and interns that we have, and the opportunities our organization provides to young professionals! We’re incredibly grateful to have them in the office, helping us out with day-to-day tasks that make Pacific Symphony run smoothly.
Pacific Symphony interns are individuals who share a love for classical arts and symphonic music. While our organization is known throughout Orange County for its various educational programs, youth orchestras and, of course, the Symphony itself, our internship program is a hidden gem in the music community. We are proud to be able to offer internships to young adults who are interested in learning how the Symphony operates and flourishes in our county and beyond. Our interns serve a significant role and purpose in the development of our programs and community engagement, while simultaneously growing professionally.
Our interns possess diverse and varied backgrounds and include recent college graduates, current college attendees and even high school seniors. Our interns vary in their educational pursuits, as well, with some majoring in Music Performance while others pursue Business, Economics, English and other majors. The one thing our interns do share with one another, however, is a distinguished love for the art of music. Pacific Symphony interns have the opportunity to contribute their skills, interact with those who share the same interests, network with music professionals and develop a greater love for Symphonic music.
There are several opportunities for interns to develop and practice their skills and abilities through working alongside professionals in our various departments. Some examples of where our interns are serving are: Development, Marketing, Artistic and Orchestral Operations and Volunteer Services. At Pacific Symphony, we recognize that our interns are very involved and busy individuals, and therefore we are always willing to accommodate different scheduling needs.
Pacific Symphony believes that, as with music, it is the differences in textures and sounds that when brought together have the potential to create incredible works of art. We value every contribution from our interns who give their time and efforts to help the Pacific Symphony grow and thrive. Although each internship period may differ in length, our interns definitely gain experiences and build connections that will last a lifetime.
Learn all about our internship and volunteer opportunities on our website here! If you’d like to contact our Director of Volunteer Services Abby Edmunds, you can email her at AEdmunds@PacificSymphony.org or call her at (714) 876-2353.