The professionalism and passion shown by those working at the Studio created an amazing working and learning environment. This ethos is something that I will carry forward with me into my profession. There are so many points of good practice within the NOS, they strive to nurture those who have a love for performing, and are passionate about making opera more accessible moving forward.

Ed Gaffney
Research intern 2016 and now Patrons Executive at the Southbank Centre

Kick-start your career in arts management, and gain practical experience events management, marketing and communications, administration or development.

There are usually one to two intern positions each summer. On occasion, we advertise for interns to undertake positions within the months of the Training Programme (September-June). The normal place of work is at the offices of the National Opera Studio in Wandsworth.

Each intern typically contributes to one or more key strands of activity, working with one or more NOS managers to expand and enhance our research and systems. more often than not taking on a project that is tailored around the interest of the individual intern. Recent internships have included creating an alumni records database, implementing a new cataloguing system for the NOS Library and contributing to the running of summer short courses.

You will have the chance to develop some excellent contacts in the opera and theatre world, and learn from our experienced team. Where possible, we will find opportunities for you to see productions at our partner companies. We will give you the opportunity to shadow more senior members of the team, and will, as far as possible, tailor your experience with us to benefit you and further your interests. We want you to leave with more skills, confidence and understanding of the work of the Studio.

At the National Opera Studio we believe that a wholehearted and proactive commitment to equality and diversity is central to achieving our vision: today’s talent prepared for tomorrow’s opera. Above all else, we prize and encourage individuality of talent in all our people, and this applies to our interns as much as our most experienced staff. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Keep an eye on the website and follow our social media channels for details of future opportunities, and if you are interested in an internship with us and would like us to keep you informed, please get in touch with Katya ([email protected]).

Administrative Internship (paid) – Easter 2018

The National Opera Studio is recruiting for an organised and resourceful intern to support the Development Manager in the implementation of a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System. You will work closely with the Development Manager and the Team Administrators to turn a diverse set of information currently held in a variety of documents and files into a standardised format for transfer into a new database.

For further information, please download the Job Description below:


Deadline: 12.00pm on Wednesday 21 March