Internships and Fellowships in the Arts

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Arts Leaders as Cultural Innovators

Application Deadline: November 12, 2015 @ 12PM

EmcArts is now accepting applications for Arts Leaders as Cultural Innovators (ALACI) Fellowship Cohort 2, which will engage 15 rising leaders of color. ALACI is EmcArts' national adaptive leadership program for individual change-makers in the arts and cultural sector. Launching in January 2016, ALACI Cohort 2 will be an 18-month intensive fellowship that strengthens the capacity of fellows to facilitate adaptive change processes within their organizations and communities.

Through seminars, individualized executive coaching, peer learning, mentorship, and in-community practicums, fellows will develop competency in key areas of adaptive leadership including: systems analysis, process facilitation, behavioral and organizational change, responding to conflict, innovation frameworks, and much more. ALACI fellows will be poised to play a wide role in the overall cultural health of their local communities. 

Please click here for more information and to apply.

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Keshet Fellowship for Contemporary Dance

Application Deadline: October 1, 2015

The Keshet Fellowship for Contemporary Dance is now accepting applications.  Two U.S. based contemporary dance artists and/or organizations will be selected for a three week fellowship/residency to create and produce a contemporary dance production in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 22-March 13, 2016.  The 2016 Keshet Fellowship Award is $1,500 with a $1,000 required match. In addition to the financial award, Keshet Fellows receive up to 125 hours of studio time for rehearsals, plus performance time in Keshet Center for the Arts’ black box theatre (220 seats); free access to daily Keshet company class for themselves and members of their project team; marketing and production support; and other benefits. Applicants must be a member of the Keshet Ideas and Innovation Center. Please direct any questions via email.

For more information and to apply for the fellowship, please click here.

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American Repertory Ballet

Internship Location: New Brunswick, NJ

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) internships are for individuals that want to gain practical experience in the non-profit arts world. Interns are given the opportunity to learn how each department contributes to the whole of ARB by working directly with department heads on various projects necessary to the success of the organization.

ARB is currently seeking interns to work part time (10-20hrs/week) on various initiatives and projects in our Marketing, Development, and Educational Programming departments. Interns will work under the Executive Director, the Director of Marketing and PR, the Development Director, and the Director of Educational Programming to develop projects, goals, and timelines best-suited to the organization’s needs and the intern’s skill set.

American Repertory Ballet is a non-profit organization with three main programmatic areas: the professional dance company; the Princeton Ballet School with 1,500 students at three central New Jersey locations; and the Access and Enrichment activities, which include DANCE POWER, an in-school dance education program; On Pointe, a free in-studio enrichment series; and other educational initiatives in the community. 

For full internship descriptions and requirements, click here

Send resume and cover letter to: Lisa Beth Vettoso, Director of Educational Programming via email, mail, or fax.
PO Box 250, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
F: 723.249.8475

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Gibney Dance

Internship Location: New York, NY

Earn free dance classes with some of the field's most exciting teachers while gaining exposure to a fast-paced arts-administration environment at Gibney Dance! Through ongoing managerial support and feedback, as well as other professional development activities, our internship program strives to provide the next generation of arts and non-profit leaders the skills and knowledge necessary to advance to the most pressing issues facing their chosen fields today.

For more information on daily responsibilities, click hereTo apply for a Center Internship, please send a resume and brief statement of interest with the subject line: “Center Internship, Your Name” here.

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Internship Location: San Francisco, CA

LEVYdance seeks motivated individuals to assist staff and artists with the daily activities of the current season. Volunteer internships provide a platform for professional experience while expanding individual skills and are developed based on organizational needs and individual interest, desire, and/or school credit. Interns work closely with LEVYdance staff and are invited to participate in monthly Board and Committee meetings. This is the perfect opportunity for those looking to gain valuable experience from being immersed in a nonprofit dance company.

LEVYdance is currently seeking a volunteer intern with a general administration focus. Ideal start date would be mid-June. Mindbody experience is a plus. To apply as an Intern, please send cover letter and resume here.

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Miami City Ballet

Internship Location: Miami Beach, FL

Miami City Ballet (MCB) is currently seeking interns to join our Development team for the 2015 Fall semester. Interns will assist with all elements of development, including special events, donor records, cultivation, and administrative support.  MCB interns must be curious, organized, attentive to detail, and prepared to arrive daily with a positive, roll-up-your-sleeves attitude. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic team and develop a well-rounded perspective of the administrative side of an arts-focused nonprofit organization.

Development Team Intern Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with Special Events Manager to plan and execute MCB events. Specific tasks might include: vendor and sponsor research, assisting in the inventory management of events materials, taking part in event activation in posts such as registration and check-in, accompanying Events Manager on site walk-throughs, and helping with general organization. The ability to work some nights and weekends is required. An interest in photography and social media is a plus.
  • Assist Grants team with data entry and aggregation of performance and outreach program satisfaction surveys.
  • Work with the Membership Manager to ensure that member benefits and acknowledgements are being provided and act as support for in-house mailings.

This is an unpaid internship, and all students must receive college credit. To apply, please send your resume and a short summary of why you would make a great addition to the MCB team via email.

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* postings updated as of September 18, 2015.