Internships and Fellowships in the Arts

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Choreographic Fellowship, University of Kansas Department of Dance

Fellowship Location: Lawrence, KS
Application Deadline: October 13, 2014

The Department of Dance at the University of Kansas invites emerging and established choreographers to apply for a two-week artist residency to teach technique classes and set an approximately 10-minute group work (preferably for about 10 students) on the University Dance Company. Decisions will be made based upon the choreography submitted for review. Proposals for new choreography will not be considered. Fellows will be chosen for Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Choreographic fellows will receive an honorarium of $4,000, plus university housing. Travel and per diem are included in the honorarium. 

The Department of Dance at the University of Kansas will review all submissions through Acceptd, an online application service. Please upload a video of the work you wish to set along with a cover letter including a description of the piece, your approach to teaching dance technique, and curriculum vitae by October 13, 2014. There is a $25 application fee to utilize this service. For more information, 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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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Internship Location: Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: October 30, 2014 (Spring Internships) 

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) offers rich and stimulating internship opportunities for college and graduate students seeking experience in administration, artistic administration, videography, lighting, education, development, events, marketing, and dance studio operations. HSDC provides interns interested in dance and arts management the experience of working behind the scenes in one of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies. Interns have the opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge of arts management while working closely with the staff and artists of HSDC. HSDC interns enjoy the benefit of working at the theater when the Company is performing, see Company performances, and are able to take free classes at the Lou Conte Dance Studio!

Applicants for the HSDC internship program must:
  • Have completed at least one year of college.
  • Be available for a minimum of twenty hours per week.
  • Possess strong written and verbal skills.
  • Be knowledgeable of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Have excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Possess the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, in a fast-paced environment.
Application materials received on or before the application deadline will be given priority; however, materials are accepted until all positions are filled. The following materials must be submitted to apply:
  • Completed Internship Application Form (available on HSDC's website)
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
Please send all materials to Krista Ellensohn, manager of pre-professional programs, by email, mail, or fax.
1147 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
F: 312.455.8240

No phone calls please.

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* postings updated as of  September 16, 2014.