Internships and Fellowships in the Arts

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Hoddler Fellowship, Lewis Center for the Arts

Application Deadline: September 14, 2015

The Lewis Center for the Arts, in collaboration with other Princeton University departments, offers the Hoddler Fellowship. Open to artists demonstrating “much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts", fellows are selected more “for promise than for performance.” Fellowships are for one academic year and provide the opportunity to pursue an independent project. No teaching is required. A stipend is provided. For a full description and information on how to apply, please click here.

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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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Princeton Arts Fellowship, Lewis Center for the Arts

Application Deadline: September 14, 2015

The Lewis Center for the Arts, in collaboration with other Princeton University departments, offers the Princeton Arts Fellowship. Open to early-career artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise. Princeton Arts Fellows spend two consecutive academic years (September 1-July 1) at Princeton University, and formal teaching is expected. The normal work assignment will be to teach one course each semester subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, but fellows may be asked to take on an artistic assignment in lieu of a class, such as directing a play or creating a dance with students. The expectation is that Fellows will be full and active members of our community and committed to frequent interactions with students during the academic year. For a full job description and information on how to apply, 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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Mark Morris Dance Group

Internship Location: New York, NY
Application Deadline: August 23, 2015

Founded in 1980, the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) is a 20 member dance company headquartered at the Mark Morris Dance Center. The Center is home to the Mark Morris Dance Group, The School, a Studio Rental program, and Wellness Center.

MMDG seeks candidates interested in learning about Arts Administration. Internships are available in four areas of concentration:

  • Development
  • Finance/Business Administration
  • Marketing
  • Operations

While the internship is based within one department, participants will get a broad overview of the overall workings of the company through involvement with various special projects and events. 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 includes basic budgeting, project management, business writing, customer service, and introductory database training.

For more information and details on how to apply, please click 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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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 August 21, 2015.