Internships

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DCA accepts applications on a quarterly basis for internships that span two consecutive quarters to maintain four interns year-round: two seasoned, two incoming. These positions are ideal for young people who are interested in gaining experience in theatre/arts administration, marketing & social media, program/event development, and fundraising as they pertain to the arts. A full internship (two quarters/six months) has a small stipend of $500 to be paid at the end of each quarter/three months.

To be considered, undergraduate applicants must have achieved junior or senior status. Post-graduate applicants are also welcome. Interns typically work 8-10 hours each week, depending on their school schedule.

Eligibility

In addition to any specific departmental requirements, applicants should also have:

  • strong communication skills (phone/email/in-person)
  • a willingness to work and/or have experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • be able to handle confidential and senstive information
  • have a passion for the arts and/or interest in working in the arts management/presenting field

Internship Applications Must Include:

  • A completed Internship Application­. This link can be found below, or picked up in person from the Dixie Center for the Arts.
  • Cover Letter: Indicate skills you currently possess that would make you a good candidate, and skills you would like to gain through an internship with DCA.
  • Resume: List past jobs, significant volunteer work, and any other experiences that demonstrate your positive work ethic, pertinent talents/skills, or leadership abilities (limit experiences to the past 5 years).
  • 3 Professional References: Attach to your Resume a list of 3 persons; include their Name, Job Title, Place of Employment, Phone Number and Email Address. These references should be professors, employers, coaches, or other non-family member persons that can testify to your work ethic or skills when contacted by the Dixie.
  • Current Collegiate Transcript: Please try to obtain a transcript that covers your entire college career up to the last quarter/semester you completed. If you are a post-graduate applicant who graduated 5+ years ago, a transcript is not needed.

Internship responsibilities may include:

  • Graphic/Web Design
  • Fundraising
  • Event Coordinating
  • Promotional Marketing
  • Arts Administration
  • Educational Programming
  • Grant Writing/Research
  • Audience Engagement

Click Here to access the online application.