Intern with Us

At Dance Project, we love having interns work with us each semester! As an intern, you will help with events, plan and schedule social media campaigns, write a grant report, collaborate on marketing campaigns, and help with running a small nonprofit organization. It's a hands-on creative opportunity that our previous interns tell us is also a lot of fun! Join us!
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Lexi Reynolds

I can't wait to watch Dance Project grow and it's truly going to touch so many more people like me. I wish more places were as kind-hearted, loving, and willing to teach as everyone here. You all are such a wonderful group of people and I'm honored that I got to be a part of it this semester.

Hannah Long

Working with Dance Project gave me an insight to the arts community in Greensboro. I was introduced to so many artists and people that work in the arts that I know I will be able to network with sometime in the future. Dance Project also inspired me to look into future non-profit experiences because I felt incredibly at home in that atmosphere and hope that I am able to jump at an opportunity like this again, especially in dance.

Apply for an Internship

The Dance Project is now accepting applications for Spring 2018! Spring internships run mid-January through mid-May. These internships will provide opportunities to work for a non-profit organization and gain insight into the life of arts administration. An ideal intern candidate will be reliable and prompt, with strong verbal and written communication skills, an attention to detail, and an interest in working with a community-minded organization.
Dance Project, Inc. is an organization with three activities: a school, a festival, and a dance company. Working in this atmosphere provides invaluable experience with the multiple facets of an arts career.

Interns typically work 5-10 hours per week, and must have access to own laptop/tablet to work from. Interns may be assigned to work across multiple areas, if skill sets and interests allow; all interns are expected to help with major Dance Project events when available.

Positions available in the following areas:

Intern positions

Assist the school director and assistant school director with class management and school administration. Learn the behind-the-scenes work of running a community dance program. Skills: Computer-proficient (Microsoft Word and Excel), detail-oriented, independent, good interpersonal communication. Some data entry and filing required. Video and photo editing experience preferred.
Assist with preparations and performances for the Junior and Teen Student Performance companies and the school’s Spring Schowcase. Tasks include costume maintenance, publicity, rehearsal and backstage help, and program evaluation. Must be interested in working directly with students between age 7-18, and be comfortable interacting with families and audience members. Experience with videography/photography and costume repair preferred. Attendance at outreach performances expected.
Assist Dance Project administrators with implementing overall marketing and social media strategy and maintaining an active online presence across Dance Project’s social media platforms. Must be detail-oriented, creative, computer-savvy, and able to work well independently. Previous experience with all or most of these social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+) required. Preferred skills/experience: Video and photo editing; marketing; graphic design.
Assist with preparations for the 2018 annual NC Dance Festival activities, artist residency program, and other program planning. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assist with artist and venue communication, audience engagement strategies, marketing strategies, volunteer coordination, program evaluation, and other administrative tasks as needed. Must have excellent writing and editing skills, be creative, detail-oriented, and work well independently. Interest in the arts (specifically dance), previous experience with dance/theater production, graphic design software, and social media highly preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required.
Assist with fundraising and development. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: seek in-kind sponsorship and sell program ads for annual and ongoing events, provide assistance with grant research, assist in planning fundraising/development efforts, update and organize development database reports, assist with filing, and other administrative tasks as needed. Must have excellent research skills, be detail-oriented, and work well independently. Interest in fund development sectors, and previous experience or coursework in development/fundraising preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required.
Assist with our 2nd annual Dance Marathon, and Spring Showcase. Tasks include event planning, volunteer coordination, event set up and clean up, contacting vendors for food and services. Must have excellent attention to detail, comfort in communication through e-mail, phone, and in person, work well independently, and excellent organizational skills. Must be available for both events: March 17 (Dance Marathon) June 2 (Spring Showcase.)

In addition to gaining experience, interns may take free dance classes at our School during the semester they are interning (including half-price master classes), and, with faculty approval, may apply for academic credit.

To apply, submit a letter of interest and resume with references to the address below.  Please indicate the position(s) you are interested in being considered for. Submit by November 17th. 

 
Dance Project, Inc.

Attn: Anne Morris

festival@danceproject.org

336-373-2727