AARC | Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies

700 North Fairfax Street | Suite 601 | Alexandria, VA 22314

help@aarcroyalties.com | +1-703-535-8101 | +1-703-535-8105 (fax)


Are you a future Band Manager, Record Company Exec, Entertainment or IP Lawyer, Music Agent, Indie Label Owner, A&R rep. or just someone who loves music? Want an internship that’s fun, exciting and gives you actual hands-on experience that introduces you to the music industry? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then an AARC internship is for you. We have a number of internships for college and law school students. The internships are available year-round on an open application period. Check out our internships below. If you are interested in applying, follow the links at the bottom of this page.



  • Work directly with the Executive Director/General Counsel;

  • Participate in Copyright Office administrative trials and proceedings;

  • Draft legal documents to be filed with the US Copyright Office, other US government agencies, and courts and foreign government entities;

  • Draft and editing contract language;

  • Identify and procuring domestic and foreign royalties;

  • Research domestic and foreign laws related to copyrights; and

  • Intellectual property issues, such as taxes and contracts.

Minimum Time Requirement:

15-20 Hours


Legal internships are UNPAID.

Educational Requirement:

Must have completed first year of law school.



  • Work alongside the Royalty Account Managers;

  • Help maintain the Royalty Distribution System database housing confidential participant information (examples include fact-checking existing member information and researching compilation/album information);

  • Assist in recruiting new artists and copyright owners to join AARC with the use of industry resources, news articles, Billboard and Rolling Stone magazines, and various other media outlets;

  • Assist in responding to phone and email inquiries regarding AARC;

  • Maintain confidential artist and copyright owner filing system;

  • Assist with large mailings to participants, including multi-million dollar royalty distributions; and

  • Perform other administrative duties as required.

Work Experience:

  • Strong computer skills in a Windows environment with Microsoft Office applications.

  • Skills in data research and analysis with research/writing experience.

  • Ability to multi-task effectively while remaining flexible during instances of a fast-paced environment and tight deadlines.

  • Capable of preparing files and maintaining records and documentation.

  • Organized and detailed-oriented while working on a wide range of tasks.

Minimum Time Requirement:

15-20 Hours


College internships are UNPAID.

Educational Requirement:

Must have completed first year of college.


We encourage and support equal employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, gender identity,  veteran status, or any characteristic.

Employment decisions are based on an individual’s knowledge, skills, abilities, job performance, and other qualifications. AARC maintains policies and procedures to comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.

Intern Facts
AARC has provided hundreds of students with internship opportunities over the years. We have an average of 6 interns each school semester, which is a mix of college interns and law clerks. The typical internship is 3-5 months long, but varies if you have an educational requirement.


AARC internships do not guarantee employment at the completion of the internship.


AARC is less than 1 mile from the Braddock Road Metro and ample free street parking is available. There is also a DASH bus that runs from the Metro to right in front of our office.