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Need Summer Interns? Apply to Be A Part of Ladders for Leaders!

Last year, the American Association of Independent Music and its member organizations welcomed 17 students to their teams as paid interns.  Music companies, large and small, have stepped up to help train the next generation of employees in New York City.

The nationally-recognized competitive summer internship program Ladders for Leaders will take place again in 2017.  The program, which is administered by the Department of Youth and Community Development, and supported by the Center for Youth Employment and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, offers high-achieving high school and college students the opportunity to take part in internships at prominent businesses across a wide variety of industries.

If you are interested in welcoming a talented student onto your team for at least six weeks next summer, please contact Richard Rosen from the Center for Youth Employment at [email protected] for more information or to sign up.

The American Association of Independent Music is a proud supporter of the Ladders for Leaders program, and is delighted to partner with the Center for Youth Employment again next year to cultivate career opportunities for New York City youth and young adults.

We wish you all a happy holiday season.


About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

Learn more about A2IM here.
For information about how to join our community, see here.