College Internship Program


Girls Rock! Rochester’s (GR!R) internship program provides emerging leaders with the opportunity to help create a safe space for Rochester’s youth and our community at large. Involved in both the arts and music community and youth programs sector, interns can expect to expand their knowledge and develop experience by collaborating with our hard working board and staff members.

Through various departmental duties, committee teamwork, and special projects, interns will have fun and accomplish their learning objectives in a creative and energetic environment.

All internships are unpaid and may qualify for college credit. We generally only accept current college students, but high school students may be considered on a case-by-case basis for more general internship duties.

Girls Rock! Rochester values diversity of age, race, economic status, gender expression, gender identity, size, physical ability, developmental ability, musical interests, learning styles, nationality, religion, thought, citizenship status, and sexual orientation. We promote respect and do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, bullying or any other discriminatory behavior or expression.

Description of responsibilities:

  • Attend GR!R committee meetings
  • Update and maintain Girls Rock! Rochester social media presence, including daily monitoring, posting, scheduling and reporting Facebook updates
  • Update the organization’s website regularly
  • Draft, distribute and pitch news releases, media alerts and other stories
  • Engage in outreach to local schools and community organizations
  • Create comprehensive database of targeted businesses and community organizations
  • Represent GR!R at community events
  • Assist in data entry, data analysis, and note-taking
  • Assist in researching topics related to music, gender, youth-development, and non-profit work
  • Assist in researching new granting opportunities
  • Assist in program and event coordination (Girls Rock! Camp)
  • Work on-site with participants
  • Assist in organization of music equipment
  • Learn about the process of developing a non-profit, including fundraising, budgets, communications/PR, volunteer/participant coordination, and more


  • Commitment to attend engagements/complete assigned tasks
  • Ability to work both independently and with a group
  • Motivated and self-starting
  • Outgoing/positive attitude
  • Experience with data entry a plus
  • Experience with new technology a plus
  • Musical experience or knowledge of music a plus
  • Availability during major program times

Minimum commitment required: 8 weeks (minimum of 25 hours / week)
Start Date: June 2017
End Date: August 2017

This position reports to the Program Director with overall supervision by the Girls Rock! Rochester Board of Directors. Candidates must be 18 years of age or older and a current college student.


Please provide cover letter, resume (may include relevant coursework), and contact information for your school’s internship coordinator to Program Director, Kaci Smith, at

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