Boston Ballet, the fourth largest dance company in the United States, offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in arts administration and nonprofit organizations. Positions are unpaid and are available throughout the academic year or during the summer.
The Ballet asks for a commitment of 12-15 scheduled hours per week. The number of positions varies according to departmental needs. Interns may receive academic credit for participation in Boston Ballet's internship program. Active interns in the Fall and Spring are eligible for complimentary tickets to season performances and discounted classes.
An internship with Boston Ballet offers valuable experience working in the exciting and vibrant atmosphere of a world-class dance company. The repertory includes an eclectic mix of classic story ballets, contemporary ballets, and avant-garde works.
Applicants should submit a resume & cover letter. The cover letter should include the internship(s) of interest to the applicant, the precise dates and hours per week of availability and whether applicant is requesting academic credit. After an initial review of applications, selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Boston Ballet School Internships
A Boston Ballet School internship is an opportunity to learn the inner workings of a non-profit arts organization. Interns with Boston Ballet School serve as integral team members assisting the full-time and part-time staff with daily operations as well as long term goals. Benefits include free performances and free ballet classes.
Learn More: Boston Ballet School Internship | Summer Dance Program Internship
Costume Shop Internships
Interns in the Costume Department will gain direct experience in costume construction or costume crafts and professional shop operations.
Learn More: Costume Shop Internship | Craft & Dye Internship
Development department internships focus on a variety of fundraising and cultivation efforts, including Annual Fund, Corporate Relations, and Special Events
Learn More: Annual Fund | Corporate Relations | Special Events
Education and Community Initiatives Internships
The ECI Intern is integral to the ECI team and Boston Ballet's efforts to engage constituents through its work on stage, in the studio, and in the community. The internship is an opportunity to learn the inner workings of a non-profit arts organization. The intern will report to ECI Managers and work directly on the department's school term and summer programs.
Learn More: Adaptive Dance | Citydance | Community Relations
Marketing and Communications Internships
Boston Ballet's Marketing Department is looking for motivated, eager and detailed oriented individuals looking to gain experience in the variety of day to day functions of a busy Marketing and Communications department.
Learn More: Merchandising and Marketing | Photographic Digitalization Intern | PR & Social Media | Retail Marketing Intern
Boston Ballet is seeking stage management students in their sophomore, junior or senior year of training to be part of an individualized training program that emphasizes hands on involvement and will reveal the job of dance related stage management.
Learn More: Stage Management Intern