Baltimore Symphony Orchestra


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra seeks a Development Events and Stewardship Intern to assist with the planning and execution of BSO donor and member events. She/he will work with the Annual Fund Team at the Meyerhoff Concert Hall.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design and send event-related e-blasts, including event invitations and marketing, pre-event email reminders, and event follow up communications
  • Edit and review donor communication pieces including e-news stories
  • Participate in and take notes for event planning meetings
  • Manage event RSVPs and track attendance using donor management software
  • Keep fundraising staff  informed of event attendance with up to date guest lists
  • Assist with mailings of printed event invitations and other event-related  materials
  • Upload event photos to online photo sharing site
  • Create name tags and place cards as needed
  • Assist with research and donor event programming ideas
  • Assist with in-kind donation solicitations and follow up
  • Assist with event logistics, set up and day of event production to help ensure events run smoothly
  • Deliver excellent customer service to donors via telephone and email as appropriate
  • Help create evaluation project review documents after each event
  • Assist with donor stewardship functions, including acknowledgement letters and emails
  • Other duties as assigned

You might be a good fit for a BSO internship if you have:

  • Lots of creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Positive and dedicated work ethic
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively, and work independently
  • The drive to develop and maintain relationships with donors, members, and your community
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure


This position is unpaid. Students are encouraged to seek academic credit from their institution. BSO will work with students to complete all required paperwork and documentation. Interns are responsible for their housing, meals, and travel expenses.


  • Interns will receive mentorship from multiple departments and gain valuable skills for continued growth in the arts and culture sector
  • At the conclusion of the internship, interns will have a diverse portfolio of work samples
  • Minimum 15 hours per week, schedule is flexible
  • Free on-site parking
  • Modest stipend
  • Intern is eligible for complimentary tickets to BSO performances on the same basis as administrative staff.


High School Diploma
Excellent written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational skills
Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
Previous event planning experience preferred


Must be available for a period of 6 months or more, including our premiere event, the BSO Gala on September 15.

10-15 hours work week, with additional evening and weekend hours possible on event days.

About the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

With 100 years of history, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world's most important orchestras. Acclaimed for its enduring pursuit of artistic excellence, the BSO has attracted a devoted national and international following while maintaining deep bonds throughout Maryland through innovative education and community outreach initiatives. The BSO made musical history in September 2007, when Maestra Marin Alsop led her inaugural concerts as the Orchestra’s 12th music director, making her the first woman to head a major American orchestra. With her highly praised artistic vision, her dynamic musicianship and her commitment to accessibility in classical music, Maestra Alsop’s directorship has ushered in a new era for the BSO and its audiences.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter via email to: No phone calls or fax please.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer.