Dancewave's Internship Program

Dancewave provides youth development through dance. We strongly believe that training and guiding future arts administrators is an essential and invaluable service to our community.

Dancewave offers 6-12 month internship opportunities to eligible candidates in areas such as School & Education Administration, Development & Fundraising and Marketing & Public Relations. Interns benefit from the chance to work alongside a team of highly motivated and professional individuals who are dedicated to an important cause. Added benefits include:

  • Individual mentoring and professional development
  • Participation in special events
  • Complimentary adult classes
  • Monthly transportation stipend  


Executive Assistant Intern

Dancewave is offering a unique internship opportunity for a college graduate who is seeking experience in a non-profit community based organization. The intern will report directly to, and assist Dancewave’s Executive Director. The internship provides an opportunity to learn multiple aspects of running a non-profit organization including: fundraising and development; communications; budgeting; board development; marketing; scheduling; and more. The intern attends and participates in meetings, activities, and events with the Executive Director, taking notes and following up as needed. The Executive Assistant Intern must be highly organized, with excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a strong passion for Dancewave’s mission. This position is an incredible opportunity to develop new skills and contribute to the growth of an innovative, rapidly expanding arts organization. The intern will join a welcoming and supportive team committed to Dancewave’s exceptional mission.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate the following skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills; positive and professional demeanor
  • Passion for Dancewave’s mission and commitment to serving youth
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Self-starter with a positive, flexible, can-do attitude 

Candidates must be able to work 15-20 hours per week. A stipend will be provided. Interaction with kids of all ages, parents and teachers as part of daily work life!

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter, resume and 1-2 page writing sample to
No phone calls please!

Dancewave Interns Speak

MARIAH MARTENS D-Wave in Education Coordinator, Dancewave
(Arts in Education Intern at Dancewave, 2015)

"Working in arts administration is not easy, and it’s often a very thankless job, especially as someone used to performing and moving. But working as the D-Wave in Motion, Education Outreach Intern, I learned that it is probably one of THE most important jobs. And if I’m not going to do it, or others like me aren’t going to do it, who is? The arts, and dance especially, needs intelligent, hard-working, dedicated people willing to sit at a desk and write grants, plan workshops, professional developments and advocate to local and federal governments for funding. We need arts administrators who support working artist, students, teachers and our communities. Interning at Dancewave opened my eyes to all of this and needless to say I was honored when they asked me to continue as staff member and coordinator of our arts in education outreach program - D-Wave in Motion."

CHARLEY HARRIS Administrative Assistant at Martha Graham
(Education Intern, 2015-2016)

"Dancewave is a wonderful organization, not only for the education and services they provide their students but also the support it gives its staff and interns. My time as the Education intern was nothing short of enlightening. While I gained valuable experience in arts education, I was also able to get a sense of the other facets that allow this organization to run. Diane and her team allowed me to take the lead on projects and speak freely in discussions, which helped boost my self confidence in professional settings. Working with Dancewave has been one of the best times of my budding career."