General Description

The International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) is looking for risk takers. Our interns work directly with our department leaders in order to gain experience in operations management, project development, technology (web development), and marketing. Each intern will select the department most relevant to their interest. All positions are unpaid. Since all positions are virtual, we accept applicants from anywhere in the world and relocation is no required.

  • Copyright - The copyright department makes policy decisions regarding the compliance of archived items. New files are processed for rigorous copyright review in three different territories - the United States, Canada, and the European Union. The copyright department works closely with composers and publishing companies to ensure proper compliance with the law. Interns will gain understanding of the music publishing industry, communicate with living composers, and collaborate with various libraries around the world.

  • Library - The library department oversees the organization of the website. Each new work is categorized according to a specific set of rules determined by the MLA and the Library of Congress. Interns in this department will learn how to research a composition to correctly identify the genre and instrumentation. In addition, interns will have the opportunity to compile work lists, scan/upload scores and parts, and understand the daily work required to preserve an archive.

  • Community / Special Projects The community department is the engine behind new project research and development. It also controls public relations and social media. Interns will become involved with two projects in particular - the Open Minds video series and IMSLP Education. Interns will gain experience working with artists and management companies, become involved with press coverage and video production, and learn the intricacies of engaging one of the world's largest classical music communities. In addition, interns will work with academic institutions worldwide to develop IMSLP Education. If you are a highly motivated, risk-taking free thinker with a vision to change the world through positivity, please join us. Lets create the future of classical music together.

Application Deadline: 6 September, 2015
Length of Internship

Fall: 14 September - 18 December
Spring: January 4 - 10 June
* The length and hours of the internship are negotiable on an individual basis.

How to Apply

Please complete the application located here and email or post all documents to the following:


internships {at}


516b West Virginia Street
Tallahassee, FL 34202

Contact / Questions

For any questions, please email or call 941-313-5589.