The BPO hosts college student internships for fall, spring and summer semesters. Interns will learn how we market and sell the concerts, how education programs are developed, and how those large donations become a reality.  All BPO internships are on a volunteer basis and can also be completed for credit at your educational institution.

During the summer, many students choose to join the BPO Summer Street Team to assist in implementing marketing strategies and being a BPO ambassador during our busy summer season.


The BPO is looking for students in the Western New York area who are majoring in Marketing, Arts Management, Music Business or a related field. Applicants should be team players interested in nonprofit administration and learning best practices. This person should be outgoing and have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with adequate knowledge of web and social media. PowerPoint, Word, and Excel experience is a bonus. Appreciation for the arts and classical music is a plus; as well as having a car, but neither is required.


All BPO internships are unpaid/volunteer.  College credit is available but must be arranged through your institution. Complimentary tickets to the BPO and other perks are available.

Deadlines to Apply

For Fall:  August 15
For Spring:  December 15
For Summer:  May 15

How to Apply

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Robin Parkinson, Director of Education and Community Engagement,, (716) 242-7808.

BPO College Ambassadors

Are you interested in being an ambassador for the BPO on your college campus?  Help get the word out about the BPO Student Pass and special events at Kleinhans Music Hall.