Internships and Fellowships in the Arts

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American Dance Festival

Internship Location: Durham, NC
Application Deadline: February 5, 2016

The American Dance Festival (ADF) is accepting applications for their 2016 Summer Internship Program. ADF offers internships in all areas of Arts Administration and Production and is located in the center of Downtown Durham. All interns work in an invigorating arts environment as an integral part of the ADF staff.

Each intern receives a stipend, access to all ADF performances, classes led by top faculty in the field, discussions (panels, seminars, informal showings, and lectures), and academic credit. 

Available internships in Archives & Preservation, Development & Special Events, Executive, Finance & Administration, Merchandising, Communications & Marketing, Performances, Studio Management, Graphic Design, School Administration, Festival Services, School Operations, and Production. 

Please click here for more information. To apply, please send completed application form, cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation 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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Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

Internship Location: Becket, MA
Priority Application Deadline: January 15, 2016

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is accepting applications for its 2016 Summer Internship Program. The Intern Program provides outstanding on-the-job training in 15 areas of arts administration, documentation, and production. 

Internships are available in Archives/Engagement, Business, Company Management, Education, Fundraising/Institutional, Fundraising/Individuals, House Management, Marketing/Digital Media, Photography, Press/Editorial, Production, Programming, Ticket Services/Marketing, and Video Documentation. 

Interns are provided with on-campus housing and dining; staff-led seminars, training, and mentoring; free access to performances and dance classes; a $500 stipend; and a $150 travel/sundry expense allowance. Up to eighteen college credits can be provided to Jacob’s Pillow registrants from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Jacob’s Pillow also works with students completing internships as part of their university work-study, independent study, and cooperative learning programs; and with international students or young professionals seeking U.S. internships.

For more information and 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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* postings updated as of November 20, 2015.