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Arts Administration Internship Program

Summer 2021


The José Limón Dance Foundation is now accepting resumes for the Summer 2021 Arts Administration Internship. We are offering internships in: Communication, Marketing, Research, and Archive. We welcome applications from college graduates, undergraduates, as well as pre- and professional dancers.


The José Limón Dance Foundation has set the standard of excellence in artistry, educational programming, community engagement, and historic cultural preservation for the past 75 years. Our roster of artistic and educational services encompasses dance training, professional development, creative incubation, performance, and social action. These services hold the increasingly important responsibility of creating access to and admiration for dance for artists, audiences, students, and cultural policymakers.


The Internship requires a commitment of 20 hours per week in Summer 2021 and operates during weekday business hours from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET. Please note that this is an unpaid internship and that the Foundation does not provide stipends, housing, or other forms of financial compensation. Interns are able to take virtual dance classes and attend special events with Limón at no charge. The Foundation often partners with institutions so that interns can receive academic credit or complete placement requirements. Please inquire for more information. 


The Arts Administration Intern is a highly motivated, detail-oriented, multi-tasker who seeks to learn about nonprofit organizational systems and diverse administrative skills within the arts field in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to maintain confidentiality and have strong, professional interpersonal communication skills. 


Responsibilities for the Arts Administration Intern include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with artistic initiatives for programming

  • Take ownership over special projects that support the activities of the Foundation

  • Support the Foundation with research projects and database upkeep


Desirable Skills:

  • Interest in the performing arts, arts education, social action, and youth empowerment.

  • Basic computer software, such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.) and Google Suite (Drive, Sheets, Docs, etc.)

  • Excellent writing, copy-editing, and communication 

  • Background in the Arts, Arts Administration, Business Administration, Education, Marketing




Please provide the following materials:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in an internship at The José Limón Dance Foundation; and indicate your weekday availability between the hours of 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

  • Please send all materials by email to No phone calls or mail submissions, please.

  • In the subject line, write ATTN: Summer Internship. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


If your application is selected you will be contacted for an interview. The deadline to apply is Feb 21, 2021, by 5 PM ET. 


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