National Museum of Dance

Internships at the National Museum of Dance are a great way to learn about the daily operation of a non-profit organization. The Museum offers internship opportunities for college and graduate school students within a wide range of fields and interests.

Internships are offered throughout the year, on a full or part time basis, for any length of time, and for college credit or independent study. All internships are unpaid and do not require prior interest in or knowledge of dance.

Related to: marketing, management, business, communications, sociology, dance, music, theater

Interns in this position will be exposed to all aspects of the Museum 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, helping at large Museum events and in the Museum Gift Shop, and docent/tour services.

Related to: English, public relations, marketing, arts administration, management, business, communications, music/dance/theater, event planning

Interns for this position will work directly with the Social Media Coordinator in the 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 skills. This position will also assist with the upkeep of Museum social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) with engaging posts. A strong knowledge of social media marketing is required.

Related to: public relations, marketing, arts administration, management, business, retail management, hospitality

The National Museum of Dance Gift Shop compliments the Museum’s exhibition schedule by providing a vast assortment of dance-related titles and objects for sale. Interns will gain experience in the day-to-day operation of a retail space—budgeting, visual merchandising, marketing, and developing a concept for an online store, as well as an insider view into the world of art books and library services.

Related to: arts administration, art history, business, sociology, music, dance, and theater

Interns for this position will work with the collection and other materials in our archive and assist with the organization and upkeep of these resources. This position will help interns develop organizational skills through arranging our archive in accordance with national standards. Open to graduate students focusing on archival studies, museum studies, public history, or a related field.

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 to the community.

If you are interested in applying for an internship with the National Museum of Dance, please email the following materials to info@dancemuseum.org : cover letter, internship application, resume, samples of work (if appropriate), contact information, and at least two references.