Dancewave's Intern Mentorship 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.
To this end, Dancewave offers 6-12 month internship opportunities to eligible candidates in areas such as School & Education Administration, Development & Fundraising and Marketing & PR. Interns benefit from the chance to work alongside a team of highly motivated and professional individuals who are dedicated towards an important cause. Added benefits include:
- Individual mentoring
- Participation in special events
- Complimentary adult classes
- Monthly transportation stipend
If interested in any of the positions listed below, please send a résume, cover letter and 1-2 writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dancewave seeks a Development Intern to assist the Development Associate & the Executive Director in the execution of fundraising activities for the organization. The Development Internship at Dancewave is a life-changing opportunity for anyone interested in professional fundraising, non-profit leadership and arts administration. Jumpstart your career by joining the Dancewave Development team as it embarks on an exciting capital campaign AND gain firsthand experience in fundraising, special events, annual appeals, donor cultivation, grantwriting and more. This internship includes a stipend.
Dwave in Motion/Education Internship
Dancewave seeks an Intern to assist the Executive Director and Dwave in Motion Coordinator in the management of Dancewave’s arts in education program based in New York City public schools called Dwave in Motion. This internship offers an opportunity to gain experience in managing and evaluating dance residencies in public schools, while simultaneously learning about the inner workings of an arts non-profit organization. The position presents the perfect opportunity for an intern looking to learn how to communicate with and develop programs in partnership with the public school system. Full internship Description >>
DWave in Education Coordinator, Dancewave
(Arts in Education Intern at Dancewave, 2015)
"..working as the DWave 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?.."
"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 DWave 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 - DWave in Motion."
Administrative Assistant at Martha Graham
(Education Intern, 2015-16)
"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."
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.
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