More About the Summer Internship

The Metropolitan Opera Internship is a fantastic opportunity for young adult students to pursue their professional development in a setting that offers them comprehensive experience and ways to enhance their skillset. Launched in the summer of 2022, the internship program has seen 42 interns join the Met community in a variety of capacities, including:

Among its many offerings, the program will include:

  • A general orientation and overview of all areas of the Met’s operations
  • Assigned staff mentors dedicated to performing arts management and opera production
  • Opportunities to attend performances and socialize with fellow interns and Met staff
  • Weekly seminars featuring special presentations by Met senior staff

During the internship, each participant will be encouraged to choose principal areas of interest. These include production and season planning, marketing and communications, finance, and development, staffing and HR, and education. For more information about internship responsibilities, please see our application page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Internship Dates and Payment

The summer program begins on  Monday May 20, and ends on Friday July 26th, 2024. Interns will be paid $16 an hour—plus funds for travel assistance in New York City—and are expected to work 35 hours per week.

The application deadline is Monday February 19th, 2024

Internship Eligibility

Internships are available to undergraduate students, recent graduates, and early-career professionals (within the first two years), aged 18–24. We welcome applications from international students, who are responsible for ensuring they have valid status under applicable U.S. visa regulations to work in the U.S. The Metropolitan Opera does not sponsor visas for internships. See here for more information about foreign applicants.

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How to Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation, and respond to three questions in the application, by Monday February 19th, 2024. We will not accept any applications, application materials, or recommendation after the deadline.

Apply here