Internships and Fellowships in the Arts

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American Dance Festival

Internship Location: Durham, NC 
Application Deadline: February 2, 2015 

Each summer, American Dance Festival offers internships in all areas of arts administration and production. Administrative internships provide hands-on experience for those interested in arts management. Production interns work on the crew for the 40-plus performances of the ADF season featured at Duke University’s Reynolds Industries Theater and the Durham Performing Arts Center in downtown Durham. All interns work in an invigorating arts environment, as an integral part of the ADF staff. Each intern plays an important role in carrying out the ADF’s mission to serve dance, dancers, choreographers, and artists in related fields.

For more information, including full internship descriptions, please click here

Questions? Please contact Jenny Fornoff, Intern Coordinator, via email

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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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Bowen McCauley Dance

Internship Location: Arlington, VA 
Application Deadline: Open until filled 

Bowen McCauley Dance is seeking a Marketing and PR intern for Spring 2015. The ideal candidate will begin the internship in early December 2014 and continue through April 2015. The internship requires 15-20 hours per week and will offer time off during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays with dates to be mutually agreed upon.

Specifically, the internship will focus on Marketing and PR activities for BMD’s two signature events that both take place in the spring: the annual Move Me Festival (March 21, 2015) and BMD’s weekend of performances and events at the Kennedy Center (April 10-11, 2015).

The BMD Marketing and PR Intern will have projects in several areas including:

  • Creating and executing a marketing and PR plan for the 6th Annual Move Me Festival, including press releases, e-blasts, online advertising, leveraging partnerships, social media, and designing overall theme, look and language for marketing materials
  • Executing marketing and PR activities for a two-performance weekend at The Kennedy Center
  • Social media/communications coordination
  • Special event planning (including our annual Kennedy Center Soiree)
  • Working with the Artistic Director, Executive Director and Marketing Director on projects as needed

The ideal candidate will have one or more years in a marketing department at a non-profit organization, be enrolled in a graduate program, have a passion for the arts, and an appreciation for the local arts scene. Graphic design skills a plus.

To Apply:
Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to Joanna Estes Janascius, Director of Marketing and Programming via email

For more information, click here

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Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet 

Internship Location: Carlisle, PA

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) is the nation’s preeminent school of classical ballet with an international reputation for training young men and women headquartered in Carlisle, Pa. Established in 1955 by Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary, our threefold mission is to inspire, educate and enrich the lives of our students and the region through training in and the performance of classical ballet.

CPYB seeks an outgoing and driven person to join the development and fundraising team in an internship role. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: writing, phone calls, mailings, database management and generally assist the Director of Development and the Development Manager with other tasks that present themselves throughout the summer or fall season.

There is no monetary compensation for this internship. You will gain valuable experience working in a fast-paced and professional development department, as well as be welcomed to attend CPYB performances gratis during your time with us.  School credit may be earned. 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter describing your background and skills, the hours you are able to work (at least 15 hours per week for a minimum of 8 weeks) and a copy of your current resume via email. Please, include “Development Intern” as your subject line.

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Keshet Dance Company

Internship Location: Albuquerque, NM
Application Deadline: January 15, 2015

Fundraising/ Special Events Internship
Internship Period: February 2, 2015 – May 1, 2015

Since 1996, Keshet has operated with the mission to inspire passion and open unlimited possibilities through the experience of dance, by uniting professional dancers with the community. In August 2013, Keshet moved into the Keshet Center for the Arts and now operates four distinctive core components: Keshet Center for the Arts – performing arts facility; Keshet Dance Company, Keshet’s full-time repertory dancers, Keshet Conservatory, the arts education and outreach arm of Keshet, and the Keshet Ideas and Innovation Center, New Mexico’s only arts business resource and incubator for arts entrepreneurs.

Keshet seeks candidates interested in learning about Arts Administration and Special Event coordination. Interns will gain in-depth experience and will learn how various departments work together to achieve the organization’s goals. Interns will also gain nonprofit administrative experience which can include; basic budgeting, project management, business writing, customer service and introductory database training. A commitment of 15-30 hrs/ wk for 12 weeks is required.

• Complimentary dance or fitness classes at Keshet Conservatory
• Complimentary ticket to performances held at Keshet Center for the Arts
• Completion of any practicum/ work experience/ school credit paperwork

Please click here for more information.

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* postings updated as of  December 2, 2014.