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Internships at HFA
The internship program at HFA offers both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn about the music publishing business from the publisher’s perspective. Interns work alongside HFA employees and produce quality work by learning how to perform entry level jobs and working on projects.

Types of Internships

The summer internship program is a comprehensive full-time, 10-week program where interns learn the nuts and bolts about the music publishing industry. Interns are exposed to HFA’s core business model and assist with issuing mechanical licenses, collecting and distributing royalties and responding to general client inquiries. This program includes shadow sessions with other interns and HFA staff, a guest speaker session where interns can ask anything about the music industry to HFA executives, a formal presentation given to management, and a luncheon with the CEO to provide feedback about their experience. This is a paid internship.

The fall/spring internship program is a part-time program that lasts the duration of the fall/spring semester. Students work 12-15 hours per week and earn college credit upon completion of the program. Students must attend a college or university that provides college credit for completing an internship program and must demonstrate proof of this once offered the position.

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with a music/music business, finance, economics, information technology, marketing, or computer science major or degree
  • Familiarity/strong interest in digital music technology preferred
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, hardworking, enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software - including PowerPoint

Legal Internship Program

The legal department offers internships for students entering their 2nd and 3rd year of law school who are interested in working in the music industry (priority is given to 3rd year students). Interns will be responsible for assignments involving all aspects of the department’s responsibilities, such as:
  • Conducting legal and factual research related to HFA’s and its publisher principals business
  • Responding to discovery requests and subpoenas
  • Analyzing and drafting various legal documents
  • Preparing legal memos and correspondence
  • Assisting the legal staff with general matters

  • Entering 2nd or 3rd year of law school
  • Must have a demonstrated interest in entertainment/intellectual property law
  • Must be a self-starter and possess a strong work ethic
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be well organized, detail oriented, hard working, enthusiastic, and have a positive attitude.

The legal internship program is offered in the summer, fall and spring semesters. The legal internship program is under the same provisions as our internship program discussed above.

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