Internships and Fellowships in the Arts

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Internship Location: New York, NY

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater seeks to hire interns to fill roles across the organization's departments. Click here for a full detail of available internship opportunities and instructions on how to apply.

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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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Deborah Slater Dance Theater

Internship Location: San Francisco, CA

Application Deadline: May 6, 2015

Deborah Slater Dance Theater (DSDT) seeks a summer intern to work closely with the DSDT team on two specific projects. The intern will be involved in both the transfer of DSDT's old site to the new WordPress site and the marketing/ production of DSDT's 4th annual Studio 210 Summer Residency. These projects will deepen your knowledge of the Bay Area dance/theater world as well provide a concrete, hands-on experience of arts administration. Dates/times of work is flexible, and stipend or school credit is available.

For more information, please click here. Contact via email with any questions.

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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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Orlando Ballet

Internship Location: Orlando, FL

The Administration Internship is a skills-building internship in which interns will take on significant projects to advance the mission of Orlando Ballet (OB), including the annual Gala and other activities through marketing and funding development activities. The projects will be coupled with training sessions on action planning, campaign research, media outreach, fundraising, and other topics relevant to organizational activities. There are four internship slots available each semester.

The Non-Profit Administration Intern will play a unique role in the organization by supporting functions in the offices of either the School Manager, the Marketing Director, the Development Director, and/or the Managing Director. Interns may be shared across two or more offices. This internship is an excellent introduction to non-profit administration.

The minimum commitment is 15 hours per week, although 20 hours is preferred. Internship is typically one semester, though highly effective interns may have an opportunity to remain for subsequent semesters. Students will receive a stipend of $200 at the end of the semester and course credit. 

Submit your resume, cover letter using proper business letter formatting, and list of three references. Please tell OB where you have heard about the position. Please email materials to Jim Cundiff, Executive Director. Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

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Todd Rosenlieb Dance

Internship Location: Norfolk, VA

Todd Rosenlieb Dance (TRDance) is seeking an Administrative Assistant.  The intern will work closely with Company Assistant, Academy Director, and Bookkeeper in managing the day-to-day activities/duties of TRDance Center. Candidate must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Quickbooks, MailChimp (eblast site), and Social Media. Strong communication skill both written and verbal, professional phone manner and excellent interpersonal skills. Administrative Assistant should be able to self-start projects and problem solve independently.

Please contact Erin Geary, Todd Rosenlieb Dance Company Assistant, via email or phone (757.626.3262).

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* postings updated as of April 28, 2015.