Office of Experiential Learning

Berklee students are strongly encouraged to supplement the learning that they receive in the classroom with real world, hands-on experiential learning via an internship. The directive of the Office of Experiential Learning (OEL) is to aid Berklee students in facilitating internships in the music and entertainment industry. Every semester, in dozens of cities, OEL internship students are building marketable skills, establishing professional relationships, and gaining the inside perspective crucial for keeping pace with a changing industry.  

If you are a Berklee student who has completed at least two semesters or if you are a recent Berklee alumni (see alumni internship eligibility details here), the OEL is here to assist you in obtaining and maintaining an internship that best suits your learning objectives. The OEL staff provides personalized advising, beginning with the search and application process and continuing through the duration of the internship experience. 

It is important to note that, per the U.S. Department of Labor and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Berklee College of Music internship employers must provide a wage and/or require their Berklee intern to enroll in academic credit for their work. For more information, please read these National Association of College and Employers (NACE) position papers on compensation and unpaid internships.

Click here to learn more about how to begin the internship search process.