Internships

This program provides in depth knowledge and on-the-job training and career guidance for students and young professionals pursing careers in arts administrations, marketing, public relations, or fundraising.  Interns are expected to commit to a regular schedule of part-time hours.  Benefits include free dance classes, free tickets to BalletNova performances, assistance in fulfilling college credit requirements, career counseling and an evaluation process.  These are unpaid internships.

Term: 10 weeks or more, these dates are flexible:

  • Fall - September 1-November 30
  • Winter - December 1- February 28
  • Spring – March 1 - May 15
  • Summer - June 1 - August 7

To apply, email cover letter and resume to:  admin@BalletNova.org; send to BalletNova Center for Dance, ATTN: INTERNSHIP, PO Box 5587, Arlington, VA  22205; or fax to: 703.778.3016.
 
Internships available in:

Interns must demonstrate an exceptional ability to set goals, problem solve, and think creatively.  They are expected to regularly cooperate with staff, contribute to system improvements and to develop innovative ideas; possess personal integrity and ethical values; demonstrate an ability to self direct and show initiative; provide excellent communication skills; and display a high degree of honesty, dependability and reliability. 

Marketing/Public Relations Intern

Looking for a dedicated, highly motivated individual who wants to gain experience working in an non-profit arts organization, and learn the ins and outs of marketing and communication strategies and implementation. Be part of a team that is changing the face of dance in Northern Virginia.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum requirements: enrolled in undergraduate Bachelors degree program or graduate program in arts management, marketing, public relations or business
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel; familiarity with databases a plus
  • Course work in marketing, public relations, special events management, and/or communications
  • Dance background a plus
  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task and think critically
  • Good communication skills; outgoing personality
  • Experience publishing content to Web a plus
  • Participation and interest in social media

Job Responsibilities

  • Update and revise media contact list
  • Assist in development and implementation of communications plan
  • Pitch content and features to print media, news sites, community networking sites, and blogs
  • Send out weekly Facebook bulletins
  • Update website on a weekly basis
  • Participate in marketing efforts for school, performances and events
  • Participate in branding effort including focus groups, conducting and analyzing surveys (learning to use SurveyMonkey)
  • Post tweets daily; track and report on progress and response
  • Send (and possibly draft) press releases for performances, classes and other events
  • Draft email communication bi-weekly
  • Answer phones, assist with administrative tasks as needed

Development/Fundraising Intern

Looking for a dedicated, highly motivated individual who wants to gain experience working in a non-profit arts organization, and learn the ins and outs of fundraising and development strategies and implementation. Be part of a team that is changing the face of dance in Northern Virginia.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum requirements: enrolled in undergraduate Bachelor’s degree program, or graduate program in arts management (arts administration, business, development or special events preferred).
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel; familiarity with databases a plus
  • Course work in fundraising, grant writing, special events management, and/or corporate development
  • Dance background a plus
  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task and think critically
  • Good communication skills

Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in developing and administering Individual Giving program – tracks gifts, sends donor thank yous, special programs for upper level donors, fulfill donor level benefits
  • Assists with coordination of special fundraising events (such as Nutcracker VIP reception, Spring Fashion Show,  donor cultivation and acknowledgement receptions)
  • Identifies and contacts local businesses for Corporate Sponsorship program; tracks and reports on progress
  • Answer phones, assist with administrative tasks as needed
  • Assist with foundation research; learn to use Foundation Center central database
  • Draft grant applications for corporations and foundations
  • Work on new Linked-In development program

Production Intern

Looking for a dedicated, highly motivated individual who wants to gain experience working in a non-profit arts organization, and learn the ins and outs of production management. 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum requirements: engaged in High School Theatre Arts, enrolled in undergraduate Bachelor’s degree program, or graduate program in arts management or theater production
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Course work in stage crew, performance load-in and strike, and/or exposure to the technical elements
  • Dance background a plus
  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task and think critically
  • Good communication skills

Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in coordinating BalletNova productions with set, props, costumes, lights, etc. from load-in, run and strike.
  • Assists with communication to designers, directors and dancers.
  • Help with schedules for rehearsal, staff coverage, etc.
  • Answer phones, assist with administrative tasks as needed.
  • Work back-stage during the show in some capacity.