The Orchard is a pioneering music, film and video distribution company operating in more than 30 global markets. With a holistic approach to sales and marketing combined with industry-leading technology and operations, The Orchard amplifies reach and revenue across hundreds of digital, physical and mobile outlets around the world. The Orchard streamlines content owners' business complexity with an intuitive client dashboard, comprehensive rights management and tailored client support. Founded in 1997, The Orchard empowers businesses and creators in the entertainment industry. For further information, please visit www.theorchard.com.
An internship at The Orchard offers students a unique hands-on experience in the exciting and fast-growing field of media distribution. We are currently seeking interns who are bright, creative, ambitious, self-starters with a winning attitude. Interns must be willing to dedicate 16-30 hours per week any time during the semester and must receive credit from an accredited university in exchange for completing the internship.
Internship positions are available in the following departments:
Sync & Licensing - NY
Retail Marketing- NY
Rights Management - NY
Performance Rights Services - NY
North America Sales - NY
Artist Services - Urban Division - NY
Finance & Accounting - NY
Sales & Marketing/Production - Relapse Records - PA
Digital Marketing/Promotion - Relapse Records- NY
Analytics - NY
Data Science - NY
Legal - NY
Interactive Design - NY
Digital Operations - NY
Film & TV Operations- NY
Theatrical Marketing & Publicity- LA
Sales & Marketing - LA
Please see below for information regarding each of our open internship positions for the Spring 2019 semester:
Sync & Licensing Internship - New York, NY
As a Sync Intern you will learn how to submit music for pitches in Film, TV, Advertising and Video Games. You’ll help complete submissions while learning about different facets of music licensing including publishing, performance Rights Organizations, and proper negotiation techniques, while bearing business objectives in mind. You’ll learn how to identify, investigate, and validate opportunities and ultimately assist in pitching music tracks to music supervisors, Broadcast networks, Film companies and Video Games.
Based in our New York office, you’ll learn how music pitches are received, processed and submitted, while still respecting individual branding requirements. You’ll be paired with a mentor, who will work closely with you to give detailed guidance on a number of projects, and help you develop business skills.
Retail Marketing Internship - New York, NY
Aa a Retail Marketing Intern you will learn how to generate awareness and demand in the online retail space for The Orchard's top artists and labels. In addition to advising our labels and artist representatives on a release - by - release basis, we also work with our expansive catalog to promote and sell our releases through creative marketing opportunities. Based in our New York office, you will be paired with a mentor, who will work closely with you to give detailed guidance on projects.
Rights Management Internship - New York, NY
As a Rights Management Intern you will learn about YouTube’s Content Management System (CMS), Content ID, and The Orchard’s internal tools, as well as the ways that a YouTube partner like The Orchard manages its clients’ rights and grows revenue. The Rights team is focused on managing The Orchard’s digital audio and video assets on YouTube and other short-form video platforms. Projects include assisting the team with quality assurance for The Orchard’s assets within YouTube’s CMS, in addition to researching and resolving issues related to master rights on YouTube and at performance rights societies. You will be paired with a supervisor who will help you learn how the platform works as well as the skills needed for each project.
Performance Rights Services Internship - New York, NY
As an Operations Intern in the Performance Rights Services department you will gain hands-on experience in the delivery, registration and collection of our client’s royalty revenue globally. You will also learn and apply the knowledge gained from studies related to the rapidly growing world of performance rights! Based in our New York office, you will be paired with a mentor, who will work closely with you to give detailed guidance on projects.
Candidates should be problem solvers who are very curious and eager to identify and tackle any challenge put in front of you. In addition, candidates should also be excellent communicators who enjoy a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
North America Sales Internship - New York, NY
As a North America Sales Intern you will learn about the current retail structure of the music industry, with a concentration on digital/Apple Sales. You will learn about the Apple pitch process for release works, and how to report and forecast. You will gain hands on experience with iTunes Connect and work closely with an Apple Manager while attending North American Retail Team calls, meetings, and discussions. Based in our New York office, you will be paired with a mentor who will work closely with you on projects and pitches.
Artist Services - Urban Division - New York, NY
As an Urban Division intern you will gain unique hands-on experience in the exciting and fast-growing field of media distribution. You are a bright, creative, ambitious, self-starter with a winning attitude. You will be paired closely with the VP of the division and staff, who will help you learn the different aspects of artist rollouts, digital marketing, social media management, event planning, and much more!
Finance & Accounting Internship - New York, NY
As a Finance/Accounting Intern you will learn how to assist the team in analyzing financial results, assessing label risk, processing transactions, closing the books, and maintain key financial tables. You will gain an understanding of the entire business of music distribution from signing new labels to paying royalties, and everything in between. You will be paired with a mentor who will work closely with you to give detailed guidance on projects. You will gain exposure to commonly used systems and software such as Microsoft Excel, Looker, and SAP. Candidates should have working knowledge of Excel. Knowledge of pivot tables and advanced formulas is a big plus. Accounting or finance majors only.
Sales & Marketing/Production - Relapse Records - Philadelphia, PA
As a Sales and Production Intern you will learn to analyze sales across all online sales portals, as well as international retail outlets. You will be an integral part of the direct marketing to retail accounts and direct to consumer (D2C) customers. You will gain hands on experience creating some of Relapse Records specific pre order and landing pages, as well assisting the production team in preparing releases and managing production numbers. This position is based in our main Philadelphia HQ and requires interns to be on premises.
Digital Marketing/Promotion - Relapse Records- New York, NY
As a Digital Marketing Relapse Records Intern you will learn the day-to-day life of the ever growing Digital Marketing world. You are motivated and passionate about the music industry and marketing! You will gain hands-on experience with social media postings, research, updating tour dates on all outlets, as well as how to maintain the Relapse Records website. You will be paired with a mentor who will assist you with learning some graphic design and video production work.
Analytics Internship - New York, NY
As an analytics intern at The Orchard, you will learn about the music business from the inside out. You will learn about music industry data in the form of listener data from sources like Spotify and Apple Music and what that data means to the artists and labels that produce it. You will meet with clients and stakeholders to identify the most important things they want to do with their data. You will work with top analytics talent and learn how to create optimized SQL or python to perform the analysis. Once complete with the analysis, you will learn presentation skills on creating a story about the data. And you will be core in documenting feedback, requirements and solutions and providing the full-circle back to the client. This is a perfect internship for someone who is interested in music, data, storytelling with data, and would like to expand their data processing skills.
Data Science Internship - New York, NY
As a Data Science intern at The Orchard, you will Work with large, complex datasets from various sources to draw analytical insights, applying quantitative methods and data engineering best practices as needed to solve challenging problems. You will learn how to write API connectors and ETL processes to manage and transform large data sets and learn about managing big data in an enterprise environment. You will take ownership of end-to-end analysis from data gathering, processing, analyzing, deliverables, and presentations, working with cross-functional teams (including engineering, label managers, strategy, product etc.) to identify interesting questions and communicate findings.
Legal Internship - New York, NY
- Must be enrolled in a Juris Doctor program at an accredited law school with a GPA of 3.0 or above (preferred 2L ranking or higher)*
An internship at The Orchard offers students a unique hands-on experience in the exciting and fast-growing field of media distribution and intellectual property management. Projects will include reviewing and drafting various legal agreements and amendments, including master use and synchronization licenses, and YouTube channel administration amendments. You will also assist in creating deal memos, including summaries of contractual licensing terms and restrictions. Your mentor will help you learn how to conduct legal and factual research and analysis on matters concerning Orchard, its affiliates, its licensees and its label clients.
Candidates must possess excellent legal writing, research, computer literacy, and verbal communication skills. In addition, candidates should be well organized, detail-oriented, enthusiastic and able to flourish in a fast-paced environment while being a self-starter that possesses a strong work ethic. A demonstrated interest in entertainment and intellectual property law through academic involvement beyond coursework (e.g., academic organizations, Moot Court, law review, etc.) or prior experience in related field is a must.
Interactive Design Internship - New York, NY
Digital Operations Internship - New York, NY
As a Digital Operations Intern you will work closely with department coordinators in order to learn how digital products are ingested, stored, processed and transmitted to global retailers. You will learn how to assist the team by handling storage, encoding, and transmission of digital assets, as well as working with international partners to establish and maintain delivery feeds. Based in our New York office, you will be paired with a mentor, who will work closely with you to give detailed guidance on projects.
Candidates should have basic knowledge of Excel, SQL, and XML.
Film & TV Operations Internship - New York, NY
As a Film & TV Operations Intern you will gain insight into the life of a film within a distribution company's supply chain while learning how to deliver our film and TV catalog to our partners, specifically Amazon Prime. Projects include creating custom artwork, delivering audio/visual assets, and setting up pages that will ultimately be seen by consumers.
Based in our New York office, you’ll learn the technical knowledge required to distribute content across an array of platforms. You’ll be part of a team distributing content and troubleshooting issues that arise within that process. You will be paired with a mentor, who will work closely with you to give detailed guidance on projects.
Candidates should be proficient in Adobe Photoshop.
Theatrical Marketing & Publicity Internship - Los Angeles, CA
As a Publicity Intern you will learn how to brainstorm and create grassroots campaigns, review creative publicity assets, and research press outlets and contacts. You will gain hands-on experience creating marketing publicity that will be shared with clients, as well as creating promotional stunts for catalogue titles. Based in LA, you will be paired with a mentor, who will work closely with you to give detailed guidance on projects. Candidates should be proficient in MS Office and Google Applications. Knowledge of Photoshop is a plus, along with passion for film and television!
Sales & Marketing Internship - Los Angeles, CA
As a Sales & Marketing Intern you will learn how to brainstorm on marketing and social media plans, conduct research on trends, and track social support of titles on key social media platforms. Based in LA, you will be paired with a mentor, who will work closely with you to give detailed guidance on projects. Under the mentorship of your supervisor, you will gain hands-on experience tracking competitive landscape on digital and cable platforms, as well as creating and distributing screening links for press, marketers, etc. Candidates should have basic knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Photoshop, along with a passion for film!
You must be a college student enrolled in a class and receiving credit specifically for this internship. Interns will need to provide documentation verifying enrollment prior to their start date.
The Orchard is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.