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Early Career Programs

UMG Internship Programs (US)

UMG’s internship programs are designed to identify and develop the next generation of music industry leaders through immersive, hands-on and behind-the-scenes experiences across a wide range of participating labels and business units.

We offer internships for students who are currently enrolled in accredited, two or four-year colleges and universities and pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or law degree in the US. Throughout the internship program, we curate professional development and networking opportunities for our interns while celebrating the value they add to UMG as a company.

Watch our 2022 program highlights here.

Areas of Internships
  • °1824
  • A&R
  • Analytics
  • Artist Insights
  • Audience Development
  • Audience Growth
  • Audio Licensing
  • Brand Partnerships
  • Business & Legal Affairs
  • Business Development
  • Catalog
  • Commerce
  • Commercial Innovation & Artist Strategy
  • Commercial Strategy/ Label Development


  • Creative Content
  • Data Science
  • Design & Creative
  • Digital & Commerce
  • E Commerce
  • Enterprise Reporting
  • Executive Offices
  • Experiential & Gaming Strategy
  • Fan Experiences
  • Film, TV & Music
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Global Administration
  • Global Artist Development


  • Global Insights
  • Global Rights Operations
  • Global Security
  • Global Technology
  • Label Embeds
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Music Curation
  • Music Strategy & Tactics
  • North America Administration
  • Partner Labels
  • Human Resources
  • Polygram Entertainment


  • Product Development
  • Production
  • Promotions/Radio
  • Public Policy & Government Relations
  • Publicity
  • Publishing
  • Revenue
  • Royalties
  • Sales & Streaming
  • Sync Licensing
  • Touring
  • UMG Music Strategy and Tactics
  • Visual Content



°1824 is UMG’s creative solutions team focused on the connection of artists and brands directly to fans through storytelling and experiences. Our offerings include content creation, ideation, PR, A&R, creator partnerships, experiences and digital marketing. With a staff of passionate and highly skilled visionaries, we own a direct connection to youth culture. °1824’s first-of-its-kind network of young creatives allows us to make an impact locally while thinking globally. We redefine artist development while building the careers of future industry executives.

More about °1824!

Co-op Program

UMG partners with specific colleges and universities that offer co-ops, ranging from 6-9 months, for students interested in gaining practical experience in their field of study prior to graduation. Currently, we offer co-ops in data science, data engineering and business intelligence.

Bonus Tracks

Established in 2018 by then Capitol Records executive, Brian Nolan and Compton Unified School District board member Micah Ali, Bonus Tracks is a free, after-school program for high school students interested in learning about and creating career pathways into the music industry. 

Through a guided curriculum, group projects, speaker sessions, panel discussions and office/studio tours, students explore how a modern record label operates to support artists and creatives in sharing their music with the world. 

Currently, there are active chapters in Los Angeles, Nashville, New York and expansion into Detroit and Atlanta is forthcoming in 2023.