PAS Internship

The PAS Paid Internship Offers Real Experience and Industry Connections

PAS InternshipSpend a Semester with PAS and Launch Your Career

The Percussive Arts Society is seeking applicants for our six-month internship program beginning in July 2016. All percussion students who wish to gain music industry experience as a way to promote career goals are encouraged to apply.

PAS interns acquire broad industry experience by assisting with a variety of staff projects, including those relating to music products, teaching, concert production, publishing, artist management, and marketing. The Fall intern will be an integral part of the team that organizes, produces, and runs PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention.

PAS interns receive a $1,200 taxable stipend each month.

Priority will be given to candidates whose applications are received on or before Friday, May 13, 2016. We appreciate receiving applications well before the closing deadline.

The Fall Internship runs from July through the end of December.
While PAS does not serve as a career placement service for interns, we understand that our interns need to use their experience with us to give themselves a competitive edge in their career pursuits, and we encourage and support their preparation for entering the job market or returning to graduate school. 

PAS and Rhythm! Discovery Center are located in beautiful downtown Indianapolis!

Read our intern testimonials and learn about the experiences and opportunities available to PAS interns!


Intern Responsibilities

As an intern, your duties will include, but are not limited to:

• Lead Tour Guide at Rhythm! Discovery Center - give guided tours to hundreds of local Indianapolis school children and adults on the rich history of percussion! Interns are trained on current museum exhibits and tour etiquette. 

• Coordinate with Executive Director, PAS staff, production crew, and logistics in planning PASIC.

• Process incoming percussion literature for review in Percussive Notes - each month, publishers and independent artist will send in new percussion literature for possible review in our bi-monthly publication, Percussive Notes. As the intern, it is your responsibility to process and catalog these submissions and coordinate with the Review's Editor.

• Interns are expected to assist staff with various projects including, but not limited to, social media and web management, photo and video projects, and after-hour private events.

Apply Today! (2016 applications currently closed. Please check back for 2017 information)


The application includes the following information:

• The Application
• Reference List 
• Cover Letter, which includes a description of your career goals and suggests how an internship with PAS could help you realistically promote those goals;
• Resume, which includes specific evidence of leadership opportunities and skills; and
• Special Project paper: in 300-500 words, please describe an experience in which you were chiefly responsible for planning and implementing a specific project or event. Include details describing problems encountered and solved.

Applications should be completed online. Please direct any questions to Joshua Simonds at


Please encourage students in your studio or music business program to consider the advantages of six months of industry-related experience with the Percussive Arts Society.  Applicants and faculty advisors are encouraged to contact us for additional information.

Contact Us:

Percussive Arts Society
110 W. Washington Street Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46204
T: 317.974.4488
F: 317.974.4499
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