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Fellowships

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Internships

CityDance

Internship Location: Tenleytown, DC

CityDance seeks to hire a Brand & Marketing Manager Intern for January - May 2017. 

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.
  • Website updating. 
  • 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 January - May 2017. 

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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The Dance Complex

Internship Location: Cambridge, MA

Each season, The Dance Complex offers several focused internship opportunities for students and young professionals seeking experience in the arts and arts administration. Interns will work within a dance community that brings accessible, artistic opportunities to dancers throughout the greater Boston area. All intern positions are designed for new professionals to kickstart their career in arts administration, marketing, programming, event planning, and/or dance production/operations.

In addition to assisting staff, interns may choose to plan and execute independent projects within the focus of their internship, formed from their own artistic and academic interests. Interns are compensated with free classes and rehearsal space at The Dance Complex to develop and refine their own dance experience.

All internships include assistance with general administrative responsibilities as well as time at the front desk reception each week to ensure that all interns have the opportunity to connect with our community members.

Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the following seasons:
Fall (September - December)
Winter/Spring (January - May)
Summer (June - August)

Areas of focus: 
Social Media/Communications 
Special Events
Non-Profit Arts Administration 
Production/Performance Series 

For more information click here. For questions please email Kara Fili.

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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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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Internship Location: Chicago, IL

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago offers rich and stimulating internship opportunities for college and graduate students seeking experience in administration, artistic administration, videography, lighting, education, development, and marketing. Hubbard Street 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 work with Hubbard Street’s administrative and artistic staff to build knowledge, experience, and confidence in arts management. Interns have the opportunity to work at the theater when the company is performing in Chicago’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance, and see company performances. While these positions do not offer any financial compensation, unless otherwise noted, all interns are welcome to take an unlimited number of free classes at the Lou Conte Dance Studio. For more information click here

Applicants for the Hubbard Street 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
  • College credit is available as arranged by your college or university. Internships are offered for semester, full-year and summer sessions.

Applicants interested in the Hubbard Street Internship Program must submit the following materials:

  • Completed Internship Application Form
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

Please send all materials to:
Krista Ellensohn, Manager of Pre-Professional Programs
1147 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
f: 312-455-8240

No phone calls please! 

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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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The Joyce Theater Foundation

Internship Location: New York, NY

The programming department of The Joyce Theater seeks an Arts Administration/Programming Intern for the spring semester. Candidates should be current undergraduate/graduate students interested in performing arts administration. The intern will assist members of the department with various tasks including preparations for our Joffrey Ballet engagement at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, research projects, producing and special event initiatives, artist services, database maintenance, preparation for the 17-18 season, and more. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Heather McCartney and should indicate interest in a programming department internship in the subject line of the email message to distinguish from other internships here at The Joyce. This unpaid internship will be part- or full-time, depending on availability of the candidate.

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Mark Morris Dance Group 

Internship Location: Brooklyn, NY

The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) is seeking qualified undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates interested in gaining Arts Administration experience. Internships are currently available in these areas of concentration: Development, Education, Marketing, Operations, and Dance for PD.

While internships are typically based within one department, participants will get a broad view of the overall workings of the organization through their involvement with various special projects and events.

Qualifications:

  • Superb attention to detail and time management skills
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills (English)
  • Proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, and general internet proficiency
  • Ability to act responsibly, reliably, and efficiently within an office environment
  • Interest in working in the dance, music, theater, or performing arts industry
  • High school diploma or equivalent

Benefits:

  • Unlimited dance classes at the Mark Morris Dance Center
  • Access to Wellness Center fitness equipment and mat area
  • Discounted Master Classes, workshops, and pre-professional intensives (subject to availability)
  • $10/hour subsidized studio rental rate
  • Discount on premium dancewear and MMDG merchandise in The Store
  • Discount at neighborhood Community Perks partners

Please email questions.

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Miami City Ballet

Internship Location: Miami Beach, FL

Miami City Ballet (MCB) is currently seeking a friendly, outgoing and self-directed individual to fill an intern position beginning immediately.

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing, communication and organizational skills.
  • Interested in gaining experience in administrative, customer service and sales. 
  • Works well independently and as part of a team.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of Mindbody software helpful. 
  • Strong interest and/or background in ballet or other artistic disciplines.
  • Is a self-starter and detail-oriented.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish required. 

General Responsibilities:

  • Will assist School Administrative Manager and School Administrator as the front-line point of contact for the Miami City Ballet School office.
  • Will be trained to answer questions regarding school programs to prospective students and their parents.
  • Will assist in answering incoming calls and some emails. 
  • Will provide support for the School Administrative staff as needed.
  • Will be trained how to do check-in for Community Division classes. 
  • Will assist with MCB School events and performances as needed. 

Afternoon hours beginning around 3:00 PM. Fridays required. Hours and days are negotiable. 
Please email your resume with the words, “School Intern” in the subject line. No agencies or phone calls, please.
Miami City Ballet is an equal-opportunity employer.

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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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Richmond Ballet

Internship Location: Richmond, VA

Richmond Ballet is hiring interns for the 2017-2018 Season. The following intern positions will be full time and will include a weekly stipend. Housing will also be available. Applicants should email their cover letter and resume to Gretchen.

Reception and Box Office Intern

Beginning LATE AUG/EARLY SEPTEMBER 2017: This intern position will work at the receptionist desk and in the box office. Primary duties include answering phone calls, assisting patrons, processing ticket orders, data entry, etc.

Costume Production Intern

Beginning EARLY AUGUST 2017: This intern position will work with the Costume Production team to organize, repair, and create costumes and props for the professional company, the School of Richmond Ballet, and Minds In Motion. This position will work in the costume shop, warehouse, and also backstage during productions.

Technical Production Intern

Beginning MID AUGUST 2017: This intern position will work with the Technical Production team to organize, repair, and create all technical aspects (lighting, sound, sets, etc.) for the professional company, the School of Richmond Ballet, and Minds In Motion. This position will work in the office, wood shop, warehouse, and also backstage during productions.

Education Programs Administrative Intern

Beginning LATE AUG/EARLY SEPTEMBER 2017: This intern position will work with the School of Richmond Ballet and Minds In Motion. Primary duties will include date entry, filing, graphic design, and communicating important information to families and school administrators of participating students.

Graphic Design Intern

Beginning LATE AUG/EARLY SEPTEMBER 2017- This intern position will work with the Marketing Department. Primary duties will include creating ads for newspaper and magazine, online ads, posters, counter cards, performance programs, updating the website and social media.

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Urban Bush Women Inc.

Internship Location: Brooklyn, NY

Urban Bush Women Inc. seeks an Office Management Intern. For more information and how to apply click here

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* postings updated as of April 25, 2017.