College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Music Department Publicity Internships

The Cal Poly Pomona music publicity office has many opportunities for student interns.  Unpaid internships provide students with the opportunity to work on campus, in a busy publicity office, and to experience an on-the-job, deadline driven application of their course studies.  Students majoring in Communications and Music Industry Studies, who are interested in music event production and publicity, are best suited for music publicity internships.  Interested students should contact their major office for specific department requirements, and then contact the music publicist for an interview.  A GPA of 3.0 or above, a resume, a portfolio of relevant work, and two letters of recommendation are required for consideration.


Press Releases for Special Events – research performer and composer biographical information and write a one-page press release, using department press release format, including a minimum of one photo.

Newsletter Articles – determine article emphasis and interview questions, interview subject, and write features for music department e-newsletter.

Website/Social Media – write blurbs and announcements for social networking sites and music website.

Online Calendars – input all music department event information for on and off-campus media sites.

Write necessary submission, or complete required form, and submit to ensure that music department events are listed in the media.


Utilizing Adobe Creative Suite, assist with the design of music department publicity materials:

A. Event calendars, concert flyers & posters

B. Direct mail postcards & brochures

C. Event programs

D. Recruitment materials


Noon Hour Sales and Performances - Handle box office duties for noon hour sales (Monday-Friday) and complete necessary budget tracking forms.  Serve as usher for noon hour performances. 


Displays/posting – design layout and change department and college displays featuring upcoming events.  Post all flyers on department bulletin boards and campus wide in a timely manner to ensure effective promotion of the event. 

Archives – maintain publicity archive files.

Photography – photograph department events as assigned. 

Duties as assigned – additional duties as assigned.