Texas Music Office Internship Program
The Texas Music Office offers internships every four months to four students. Since opening in January 1990, 268 students from 23 colleges successfully completed the TMO's internship program.
Dates and Deadlines
Summer 2017: January 1 - May 15; Deadline: May 1, 2017
Fall 2017: Sept 1 - December 10; Deadline: August 1, 2017
Spring 2018: January 1 - May 15; Deadline: December 1, 2018
To apply, please e-mail your resume, application and cover letter to email@example.com.
Your cover letter should include an explanation of why you want to intern at the TMO, and why you are qualified to do so.
You can download an application at http://gov.texas.gov/files/hr/internapp_01-15.doc .
Please call or email if you have any questions.
**TMO fellowships often qualify for college credit with instructor approval**
The fellowship program of the Texas Music Office (TMO) in the Office of the Governor offers college students the opportunity to develop a working knowledge of the music industry. The TMO seeks students with excellent communication skills who want to learn how the music industry works, and who want to contribute to the TMO's research, publishing and marketing efforts.
TMO fellowship recipients are required to work at least 12 (and as many as 20) hours each week researching and marketing Texas music businesses, events and talent. Responsibilities include: interviewing Texas music businesses owners; developing business statements based on these interviews; inputting information into the TMO's databases using FileMaker Pro 11.0 software; responding to information requests from industry professionals and the general public; and researching Texas music on the web. Interns also assist TMO staff with administrative duties approximately 10 percent of the time. TMO fellowships are on a volunteer basis; interns do not receive any financial, housing, or transportation compensation or assistance.
The Texas Music Office is the economic development office for the Texas music industry, and is the sister office to the Texas Film Commission. Annual TMO publications include the online Texas Music Industry Directory, the Texas Music Events Calendar, and many more. Fellowship recipients work closely with the TMO staff in assisting with these online publications.
Getting started in the Texas music business isn't easy. TMO fellowships are an excellent way to become aware of important professional contacts who make music their business.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter by the semester deadline listed above to:
Texas Music Office, Governor's Office
P.O. Box 13246
Austin, TX 78711
You may also e-mail your resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please call or email if you have any questions.
Interns usually work 12 - 20 hours each week at the TMO.
Since the program began, TMO interns have volunteered a total of more than 68,000 hours assisting Texas music industry professionals.
Colleges participating in TMO internship program
Austin Community College
Berklee College of Music
Loyola University at New Orleans
Missisippi State University
New York University
Southern Methodist University
St. Edward's University
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University at Kingsville
Texas State University at San Marcos
Texas Tech University
Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan, Italy
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri, Columbia
University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Oklahoma
University of San Francisco
University of Southampton, UK
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Texas at Austin
University of The Incarnate Word
TMO interns were majors in the following fields of study:
Places that TMO interns have worked:
TMO internship graduates have gone on to such diverse endeavors as rhythm guitarist for Lauryn Hill to Director of Interactive Publicity and Promotions for a major Hollywood film production company.
Here are a few places where former TMO interns work:
Others went on to pursue graduate degrees from the following colleges:
Boston College, Harvard University, Texas Woman's University, UT-Austin School of Law, UT Sports Management, Loyola University, New York University School of Law, University of Dallas Graduate School of Management, University of Houston Law Center, Carnegie Mellon, Indiana University, and Hofstra University School of Law.
Spring 2013 TMO fellowship interns (from left to right): Marshall Lowry, Melody Chang, Jacob Bryant and Collin Brown.
Fall 2012 TMO fellowship interns (from left to right): Trent Walker, Grace Neilson, Stephanie Cavazos and Ricky Stein.
Summer 2012 TMO fellowship interns (from left to right): Alyssa Kelly, Melody Chang, Julian Alvarez,
Liangchen Helen Zhang and Ryan Monahan.
Spring 2012 TMO fellowship interns (from left to right): Ashley Buenrostro, Michael Arase (legal intern),
Alyssa Berger, Morgan Schlesinger and Ruth Griffin.
Fall 2011 TMO fellowship interns (from left to right): Victoria Chamlee, Shayda Torabi, Laura George,
and Amy Franco.Caitlin Carson is not pictured.
Summer 2011 TMO fellowship interns (from left to right): Gary Hwu, Darbi Donaldson, Danielle Storey,
Kristyn Popp and Benjamin Edaburn.
Spring 2011 TMO fellowship interns (from left to right): Rebeca Rosenberg, Dean Godfrey, Cameron Taggart,
Jordan Jamison and Veronica Nadalin.
Fall 2010 TMO fellowship interns (from left to right): Amanda Blanford, Hanna Lucas, Amber LaFrance,
Katelyn Orr and Ambika Singh.
Summer 2010 TMO fellowship interns (from left to right): Cameron Malone, Balaji Varadhan, Katie Wolters,
Lacey Johnson, Morgan Grubbs and Kenton Yaklin.
Spring 2010 TMO fellowship interns (from left to right): Priscilla Mensah, Dylan J. Storey, Sergio Salinas
and Jessica Collins.
Fall 2009 TMO fellowship interns (from left to right): Grant Derigo, Ali Vise and Stuart Casey. Ana Ochoa
is not pictured.
Summer 2009 TMO fellowship interns (from left to right): Jefferson Fisher, Lauren Elzner, Noelle Hernandez,
Maya Valerie, Kristin Adams; Legal Fellowship Interns: Emily Burrows, Austin Hegarty.
Spring 2009 TMO fellowship interns (from left to right): Roslynn Castillo, Dustin Villarreal, Yan Li, Brooke Deardurff.
Fall 2008 TMO fellowship interns (from left to right): Dulcenea Garcia, Brian Marshall, Marisa Raburn,
Ashlee Putney, Marcus Womack.
Summer 2008 TMO fellowship interns (from left to right): Alina Feodorova, James Fraser,
Derrick Ward and Natalia Urbanowicz.
2008 TMO fellowship interns (from left to right): April Arellano, Jack Yang
and Mariel De La Garza (not pictured: Lauren Carlson)
2007 Fall TMO interns (left to right): Kash Sarkaria, Christy Cox and Mayleen Granato
(Not pictured: Divya Reddi)
2007 Summer TMO interns
(left to right) standing: Brent Greubel, Fabian Vela
seated: Olivia Holland, Ruth Aguirre
Spring TMO interns
standing: Harold King
seated (left to right): Chelsey Green, Allison Ullrich
(not pictured: Christina Brehm)