Internships

Internships
The National Museum of Dance offers internship opportunities within a wide range of fields and interests. Each internship is a unique experience for both the participant and the museum. The intimate environment and variety of on-going projects and events allows interns to engage in all facets of an active arts organization.

Internships are offered year round, may be full or part time, and for college credit or independent interests. At this time, internships at the NMD are unpaid. Please note that interning at the museum does not require a prior interest or knowledge of dance itself. We require a 3.5 GPA from applicants to be considered for an internship and a minimum of 10 hours of work per week from our interns. Please keep this in mind while applying for an internship at the museum.


We offerseveral types of internships:

Administrative Intern
Related to: marketing, management, business, communications, sociology, dance, music, and/or theater
Interns in this position will be exposed to all aspects of the NMD office and will perform office duties including filing, word processing, mailings, and/or telecommunications. Interns in this position may need to perform duties including volunteer coordination, directing office visitors, and docent/tour services.  Strong social media knowledge a must. 

Archival Intern
Related to: arts administration, art history, business, sociology, music dance and/or theater
Interns for this position will work in the collection, research, and development of articles, pictures, videos, books and other archival materials in our archives. Interns will also aid the Exhibit and Archives Coordinator in the organization and upkeep of the current archives while paying great attention to detail. This position will help interns develop organizational skills through arranging our archives in accordance with national standards.

Children’s Program Intern
Related to: education and/or marketing
Interns for this position will work in the gathering of information, research and development of children’s programming at the Museum. This position will help interns develop organizational skills, research skills, planning, and teaching skills. Applicants for this position should have strong communication skills and be comfortable reaching out into the community.

Exhibition Intern
Related to: fine art, art history, dance, sociology, music, and/or theater
Interns in this position will assist the museum staff (Exhibit and Archives Coordinator and Design and Development Coordinator) in the development of new and detailed exhibits. Tasks include but are not limited to historical research (web, library, periodicals, etc.) design, and construction.

Membership/Programming Intern
Related to: marketing, arts administration, management, business, communications, sociology, music, dance, and/or theater
Interns for this position will work in the research, development, and follow-up of membership, fundraising events, programs, and/or group tours at the museum. This position will help interns develop organizational skills, research skills, and marketing/PR skills. Interns applying for this position should have very strong communication skills.

Public Relations & Marketing Intern
Related to: English, public relations, marketing, arts administration, management, business, communications, music/dance/theater
Interns for this position will work directly with the Museum Design and Development Coordinator in the collection, development, and distribution of publicity materials including but not limited to monthly calendars, newsletters, publicity releases, announcements, etc. This position will help interns develop verbal phone skills through immediate follow up with the press, local and national news agencies, community organizations, and the public at large. Interns must possess strong written and verbal communication ability. Strong social media knowledge a must.


If you are interested in applying for an internship with the National Museum of Dance, please mail a hard copy of the following materials:
Cover letter, internship application, resume, samples of work (if appropriate), contact information, and at least two references.
The National Museum of Dance
attn: Internships
99 South Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Please contact us with any questions at info@dancemuseum.org.