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Internship Guidelines

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The Industry Pathways I: Internship Component provides wage stipends to individuals and organizations for 12-week internships in which the individuals receive specialized training and work experience in the live music sector. These internships are funded at 100%.

Read the complete guidelines.

Examples of eligible Internship Activities

  • Sound/lighting, live technical production and video***
  • Choreography and set design***
  • Talent buying and venue/festival booking 
  • Booking agent
  • Hospitality, backline, and event coordination
  • Stage management
  • Tour management & planning
  • Venue or festival management, leadership & communication
  • Digital marketing and promotion***
  • Administration and accounting***
    ***Applicants must demonstrate how training in these fields relate to a career specifically in the live music sector***

Internships may include more than one type of training (for example, an intern could learn booking/talent buying, and digital marketing). Internships may happen in person or online, but the applicant must demonstrate that an online internship will provide hands-on experiential learning opportunities.

Contact the Program Manager if you are unsure about the eligibility of your project.

DEADLINES

The application deadline for the 2022-2023 fiscal year is: November 28, 2022 | 6 PM AST
 
Decisions regarding the application will be communicated a maximum of two (2) weeks after the deadline.

All internships will begin the week of January 3, 2023, and conclude on March 24, 2023 (12 weeks total). Final reports must be submitted by April 6, 2023.

Applicant Eligibility

The Applicant can be either an individual or a live music organization. Either the potential intern or the organization may apply, but applications must be submitted with the prior consent of both parties, submitting a joint letter of intent with the application. NOTE: We do not connect interns with organizations. This must be done independently and ahead of time.

The host organization must have been operating in New Brunswick for at least two years, or – if a new organization – be able to show that the management team of the organization has been in the industry for at least five years.

Potential interns may only submit one application; host organizations may apply for up to two (2) internships.

The potential intern must be a current resident of New Brunswick. Interns are eligible to apply for internships with out-of-province organizations, but must demonstrate how the internship will impact the New Brunswick live music sector. New Brunswick residents currently studying outside the province must contact the Program Manager to determine eligibility. Any Non-permanent residents of New Brunswick (ie: students) must contact the Program Manager to determine eligibility.
 
Government Departments, public agencies or institutions, and public or private broadcasters are not eligible for participation in this program.

LEVEL OF INVESTMENT

The internships are available as either 30 hours, 20 hours, or 10 hours a week for 12 weeks, with the interns receiving a stipend equal to approximately $17.50/hour. Participating organizations will receive an administrative fee for providing the internship. Organizations may apply to host up to two (2) interns.

There are 3 available internships with corresponding investments:

  • 30 hrs/week for 12 weeks ($6,355 to intern, $1,115 to organization)
  • 20 hrs/week for 12 weeks ($4,270 to intern, $750 to organization)
  • 10 hrs/week for 12 weeks ($2,490 to intern, $370 to organization)

The intern stipend is equal to approximately $17.50/hour; the administrative fee to the organization is equal to 15% of the total project investment. 

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

The only eligible expenses through this component are:

  • the stipends paid directly to the intern; and
  • administrative fees paid directly to the organization.

100% of these fees are paid directly from Music·Musique NB to each party. All other expenses (transportation, equipment, software, accommodation, etc.) will be incurred by the participants. 

Investment through this component is tax-deductible. No T4A tax receipt shall be issued. Please direct all tax-related inquiries to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

APPLICATION PROCESS

Fill out the Application Form, submitting all supporting information and applicable materials such as:

  • Biography/CV/Resume or other relevant information regarding the applicant;
  • A signed joint letter of intent from the potential intern and the live music organization;
  • The name, position and email of the internship supervisor (Sample Letter of Intent);
  • Internship description, detailing the types of training and activities to be undertaken within the 12-week period and how they will be supervised;
  • A short statement describing how this internship will affect the intern’s career goals;
  • If applicable, a short statement explaining how an internship conducted out-of-province will positively impact the New Brunswick live music sector;
  • If applicable, a short statement explaining how an internship conducted online will provide hands-on experiential learning opportunities.
  • Any other information relevant to the project.

Applicants under 18 years of age must submit a signed Parent or Legal Guardian Consent Form with the application.
 
If you face physical, mental or socioeconomic barriers to the application process, please contact the Program Manager to see what accommodations are available (penelope@musicnb.org, 506.383.4662).

EVALUATION CRITERIA & PROCESS

Applications are reviewed by a jury of industry professionals and artists, overseen by the Industry Pathways Program Manager. All jury members sign a conflict of interest disclaimer before assessing the applications.
 
The following criteria are used to evaluate the applications:

  • Relevance of the internship to both the intern and the organization’s goals;
  • Alignment with the program objectives;
  • Potential continuation of the working relationship;
  • Organizational merit: biography, recent activity, industry/community involvement; and
  • Presentation and completeness of the application, including a joint letter of intent.

NOTE: Priority will be given to applicants that come from or work within underserved communities, including black, Indigenous or newcomer communities and low-income neighborhoods, or identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, gender non-conforming, or living with a disability. Applicants may self-identify in their application. 
 
NOTE: Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate an employment opportunity for the intern following the internship period.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Successful Applicants are required to submit a short Completion Report by April 6, 2023 (two weeks following the conclusion of the internship). Whichever party applied must submit the final report (ie: if the intern submitted the initial application, they will be responsible for filing the completion report). The completion report should include answers to the following:

  • Describe the overall experience of the internship. Was it mutually beneficial? Did the intern acquire new skills and work experience?
  • What were the challenges, and how did you overcome them?
  • How did this internship help the intern in pursuing their career goals? How did this internship benefit the organization?
  • Will the professional relationship between intern and host continue? If so, in what capacity?

FINAL INTERPRETATION

Please ensure that you retain or save a copy of all submitted forms, attachments and emails received for your records.

In the case of disagreement concerning the interpretation of policies and programs, Music·Musique NB and its Board of Directors reserves the right to the final interpretation of the intent and implementation of any program.

CONTACT

Industry Pathways Program
c/o Music·Musique NB
140 Botsford Street, Suite 30
Moncton, NB E1C 4X4
506.383.4662 | penelope@musicnb.org

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