Music Business internships are required for the A.A.S. and Certification of Completion in Music Business. Learn more about Gainful Employment for this major here.
MCC students have interned at a diverse range of music-related companies, both locally and nationally in Phoenix, Nashville, Los Angeles and New York. Internships have been completed at companies such as Warner Brothers Records, Disney, Clear Channel Radio, BMG, Universal Music, and a variety of other music industry companies including:
The MUC297AB Music Internship course is only open to Music Business majors at MCC. Students enroll in MUC297AB, Music Business Internship in their 3rd or 4th semester, after they have successfully completed the pre-requisite for the course: MUC110 Recording Industry and Mass Media.
Students can complete internships at any Music-related business. As long as they are working in a music business capacity completing activities related marketing, promotions, sales, business planning and analysis, customer services, event or project management, etc. Activities associated with music engineering, production or recording do not qualify for Music Business internship hours. General business, marketing and PR activities in businesses that are not primarily focused on the music business do not qualify for Music Business internship hours.
Students, typically, identify their own internship positions. Assistance in locating an appropriate internship is available via MCC Career Services or from the Music Business Program Director. Students pursuing a Music Business internship should plan to prepare a current resume and cover letter. See Career Services for assistance: http://www.mesacc.edu/career. Here is a list of campus-wide approved internships from MCC's Career Services Dept.: http://www.mesacc.edu/career/job-search/internships/listing-internships
The MUC297AB course counts for 2 credits and requires 160 hours of work time to be completed at an approved internship company. There is weekly homework associated with the internship. There are no regular class meetings. Students work at their own pace in accordance with the needs of the internship company.
Internships must be pre-approved. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for pre-approval. Include the following information:
Full company Name
Street Address of Company
Website address of Company
Supervisor Information: Name, Phone #, Email
Your Job Position
Without prior approval for internships, students should not begin working and will not be guaranteed credit for hours worked or for the course. Please email this information as soon as possible to ensure that credit will be given. The internship cannot be substituted with another class. It is required for the degree. Detailed information on homework requirements and how to obtain an internship are available to enrolled students on the Canvas course homepage.