Internships and Fellowships in the Arts

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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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Internship Location: Washington, DC/North Bethesda, MD

CityDance seeks to hire a Brand & Marketing Manager Intern for April/May-August 2016. This internship is ideal for College Junior. The internship is Monday and Fridays from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 

Qualified applicants will have the following:

  • Interest in the arts.
  • Strong grammar and proofreading skills.
  • Basic design skills such as the ability to make a clean, inviting flier using Microsoft Word.

Day to day duties will include:

  • Proofreading emails, web copy and print materials.
  • Scanning and organizing the archives.
  • Creating informational fliers and gift certificates in Microsoft Word.
  • Long Term Project: creation of student discount fliers (for CityDance Season) in Photoshop with mentorship from Marketing Manager.

CityDance also seeks to hire a Public Relations/Social Media Intern for April/May-August 2016. The qualified applicant will have the following:

  • Interest in non-profits and the arts.
  • Social media savvy.
  • Pursuing a degree in Communication, Journalism or Marketing.

Day to day duties will include:

  • Post on social media outlets.
  • Help draft press releases.
  • Post calendar advisories.
  • Attend Marketing Meetings and help with marketing campaigns.
  • Grassroot marketing
  • Long Term Project: create a social media plan that promotes CityDance's Capital Campaign and create a digital CityDance Press Kit.

Interested in either opportunity?? Email Megan. 

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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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Joffrey Ballet

Internship Location: Chicago, IL

The Joffrey Ballet seeks an summer intern for its Joffrey Academy of Dance. The Academy Intern is primarily responsible for assisting with special projects and day to day operations related to the Joffrey Academy of Dance. This individual works directly with the Academy Managing Director and the Joffrey Academy staff on all projects. This position also interfaces regularly with the Academy Artistic Directors, all full-time and part-time faculty involved in the educational programs, and occasionally interfaces with staff in the other departments at the Joffrey. The Academy Intern assists at Academy performances, productions and auditions and more.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Complete research projects for the Academy
  • Assist with all summer intensive final presentation performances
  • Update written materials and forms
  • Categorize paperwork for summer intensive students
  • Assist Academy staff with day-to-day operations, including: organizing summer nametags, attendance, and check-in students; creating memos and flyers to help advertise classes, promotions, and more; helping to prepare for meetings and events by organizing materials, taking RSVPs, coordinating with facilities manager to prepare the space; assisting with events throughout the summer, as needed; managing summer intensive lunches.

The Academy Intern position is a part-time, unpaid opportunity. Interns receive complimentary open classes at the Joffrey Academy of Dance, and the opportunity to see Academy and Company performances. School credit can be arranged for current university students.

This is a 20-24 hours per week during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM) internship that runs from May through August 2016. 

To apply, email your resume and cover letter.

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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.

MCB is also seeking a Special Events Intern as well as a Membership Intern. See the respective descriptions below. 

The Special Events Intern will work with the Department as a whole to plan and execute Signature MCB Events. MCB special events interns must be outgoing, proactive, detail oriented, and prepared to arrive each day with a positive, roll-up-your-sleeves attitude. Special Events Intern responsibilities  include:

  • Assist with the design, coordination and production of MCB events, including the 30th Anniversary Gala.
  • Track VIP RSVP lists and act as a point person for donors at registration.
  • Coordinate and assemble gifts for applicable events – possible items to include sponsored gift bags and autographed MCB merchandise.
  • Collaborate with the team to ensure donor fulfillment packages and recognition are carried out.
  • Draft descriptions for events to be submitted for press coverage on the MCB website and subsequent publications.
  • Identify and grow relationships with new and existing sponsors and vendors.
  • Assist the Development staff with coordinating and implementing fundraising initiatives. 

Interested applicants should email their resume and a short summary of why you would make a great addition to the MCB  Development team. This is an unpaid internship. Academic credit can be arranged.

MCB's Development Department also seeks a Membership Intern. As part of this group, you will assist with the membership elements of development, including direct membership sales, member events, donor records, cultivation efforts, and administrative support. Membership Intern responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Membership Manager to plan and execute membership initiatives. Specific tasks might include: venue and sponsor research, event activations in posts such as registration and check-in, site walk-throughs, and general organization.
  • Help staff the Welcome Table at performances and be responsible for membership solicitations. Assist in strategizing effective use of the Welcome Table.
  • Assist with administrative duties; to include member acknowledgement letters, renewal letters and other collateral. 
  • Work with the Membership Manager to ensure that member benefits and acknowledgements are being provided and act as support for mailings.
  • The ability to work some nights and weekends is required. An interest in marketing and social media is a plus.

Interested applicants should email their resume and a short summary of why you would make a great addition to the MCB  Team. This is an unpaid internship. Academic credit can be arranged.

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Nashville Ballet

Internship Location: Nashville, TN

Nashville Ballet operates using earned revenue (60%) and contributed revenue (40%). As an intern in the Development Department, you will be immersed in the challenges and successes of raising contributed revenue. From assisting with planning and facilitating special events, working with data to track and strategize upcoming efforts, or researching potential individual, corporate or foundation prospects for future partnerships, you will be critical in keeping Nashville Ballet’s contributed income healthy and sustainable. 

Click here  for a complete description and instructions on how to apply.

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New York City Ballet

Internship Location: New York, NY

The New York City Ballet's (NYCB) Membership Department seeks an enthusiastic and responsible individual who has a strong interest in development, patron relations, database management, and research to serve as the Department's Membership Intern for the Winter and/or Spring Season.  

Responsibilities will include:

  • Patron relations: assisting patrons with annual membership renewal, correspondence through NYCB Member emails and responding when necessary, checking messages, referring calls to other departments, troubleshooting.
  • Benefit Fulfillment: coordinating acknowledgments with Membership Assistant, mailing premiums, brochures, and welcome packages, maintaining stock of premiums and related materials.
  • Sending out daily mail.
  • RSVP lists for events and seminars.
  • Database list management.
  • Assisting with drafting and proofing of copy for acquisitions/appeals.
  • Coordinating mass mailings with the Volunteer Department.
  • Keeping supplies and forms replenished and stored.
  • Assisting with printing and organizing invitations, letters and labels for mailings.
  • Occasionally assisting with other needs or events for Patron Advancement, Corporate, and/or Special Events.
  • Providing general administrative support to Development as needed.

The ideal intern will possess the following:

  • A professional demeanor, attention to detail, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and problem-solve in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Database experience preferred (Tessitura, Raiser’s Edge, etc.).  

This internship is unpaid. However, benefits include access to ballet performances and special events for patrons. Office dress is business casual during the business day and formal for Special Events. Desired time commitment is at least three full-time days per week with flexibility to schedule.  Academic credit may be arranged. Interested applicants should email their resume with Membership Intern in the subject line.

NYC Ballet is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. 

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* postings updated as of May 12, 2016.