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ASCAP Aspire Internship

Membership | Remote in New York, NY | Internship | From $17.00 to $17.00 per hour

Job Description

ASCAP Aspire Internship

Start Date: Monday, June 5th, 2023

End Date: Friday, August 4th, 2023

Rate of Pay: Payment for this internship position is expected to be $17 per hour, unless the minimum wage rate is higher in the locality in which the intern will be working (in which case the higher applicable minimum wage rate will be paid)

Work Location: Fully Remote



The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants, and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With more than 875,000 members representing more than 16 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.


Job Description

ASCAP is home to more than 875,000 music creator members across all genres - the greatest names in music, and thousands more in the early stages of their careers. We are the world leader in performance royalties, advocacy and service for music creators, and are the only Performing Rights Organization in the U.S. run by its members including songwriters, composers and music publishers.


The ASCAP ASPIRE Internship Program is designed to provide students from historically black colleges and universities with a unique opportunity to gain experience working in the music industry in a paid internship. Selected interns can expect ASCAP to:

(1) Provide each program participant with the opportunity to work in a department at ASCAP.

(2) Educate each program participant on the many innerworkings and departments at ASCAP to provide a broad understanding of the organization and its operations.


Opportunities for an internship at ASCAP are within the following departments:

  • Marketing & Communications/Events Production
  • Membership (Film & TV, R&S/Urban, Country, Pop/Rock, Symphonic/Concert and Latin)
  • Data Strategy
  • International Affairs
  • Finance
  • Licensing
  • Global Technology Solutions



  • You must be a student currently enrolled at an HBCU
  • Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors are welcome
  • All majors
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Able to work 35 hours per week
  • Passion for music and supporting artists



  • Learn new skills in a very unique organization
  • Gain marketable career experience
  • An amazing team to help you grow your resume and skillset
  • Access to ASCAP employee perks such as Wellness Events, Employee Jam Sessions, Online Learning tools, ASCAP Virtual Awards Shows, and much more! 


Please be aware that ASCAP is not a nut-free or other allergen-free workplace.


As a condition of employment, ASCAP requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (including a first booster, when eligible) against COVID-19.  ASCAP will make reasonable accommodations for those who are unable to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination, where required by federal, state and local law, and in accordance with ASCAP’s policies.


ASCAP is an equal opportunity employer. All ASCAP employment decisions are made on the basis of individual qualifications and performance and not on the basis of race, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, genetic information, disability, handicap, color, creed, religion, veteran status, or any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.