Office of Experiential Learning

Are you a current Berklee student who has completed at least three semesters? 

The Office of Experiental Learning 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.

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Charles McGarvey and Brian Curr


Berklee students are strongly encouraged to supplement the learning 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 industries. 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.


Watch Berklee students and recent alumni discuss interning in LA:


Get started with your internship experience.


Which internship course is right for you?

*All nonresidential courses are available in any semester, any city.




One general elective credit One general elective credit Two approved specified elective credits
Reduced tuition: $100 Reduced tuition: $100 Full tuition per credit (2)
Three semesters completed Four semesters completed and completion of 299 Five semesters completed and approval from major chair
70 field hours
Final paper
Final evaluation
70 field hours
Final paper
Final evaluation
140 field hours
Biweekly journals
Final paper
Final evaluation


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.