In 1986, Sony acquired CBS Records, arguably the world’s most successful record empire. The resulting division—Sony Music Entertainment, Inc. (SMEI)—took over CBS Records’ Columbia and Epic record labels and also established new labels, such as Chaos Recordings and TriStar Music Group. These days, SMEI has an impossibly rich roster of artists that include Bruce Springsteen, AC/ DC and Justin Timberlake. In October 2008, SMEI completed the purchase of Bertlemann AG’s 50 percent stake in SMEI, making it a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Sony Corporation of America.
SMEI runs internship programs throughout the year for undergraduates and grad students. The summer minority internship is a paid program for minority students, which is augmented by a series of seminars and training sessions. Interns are placed in different departments, including promotions, publicity, retail marketing, digital media, artists and repertoire (A&R), A&R administration, human resources, legal, sales, video and online production, business affairs, finance and MIS.
Internship: open to current college and grad students. Most programs require interns to receive academic credit for their work. Summer minority internship: open to minority undergrad and grad students.
Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.
550 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022-3211
Number of Interns: 51 to 100
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid, Unpaid, Varies
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY