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.
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.
Adaptive Dance Administration Intern
An Adaptive Dance intern ensures the success of Boston Ballet’s flagship accessibility program and works to develop interest and enrollment for satellite locations of Boston Ballet.
Annual Fund Internship
The Annual Fund Intern will work on several large projects that support the Individual Giving team’s fundraising and cultivation efforts in the Development Department.
Boston Ballet School Internship
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.
Citydance Program Internship
The Citydance Program internship is an opportunity to learn the inner workings of a non-profit arts organization as well as discover the daily workings of curriculum building, staff recruiting, day-to-day operations and development of management skills. Interns with Boston Ballet serve as integral team members assisting the full-time and part-time staff with daily operations as well as long-term goals.
Education and Community Initiatives - Community Relations Internship
The Community Relations & Administration internship is an opportunity to learn the inner workings of a non-profit arts organization.
Costume Shop Internship
Interns in the Costume Department will gain direct experience in costume construction and professional shop operations.
Development - Corporate Relations Internship
Development intern will work on a large number of changing projects that support the institutional team’s fundraising and cultivation efforts. Will focus primarily on corporate fundraising efforts. Interns will receive a broad and comprehensive view of corporate and institutional giving programs.
Development - Special Events Internship
Development/Special Events interns will work on a large number of changing projects that support the department’s fundraising and cultivation efforts.
Executive Department Internship
The Executive Intern will report to the Executive Administrator assisting with daily, weekly, and overall goals for the 2012-2013 season. Internship hours range from 15-25 hours per week.
Marketing and Communications - Archives and Special Projects Internship
Under the supervision of the Boston Ballet Volunteer Archivist and the Director of Public Relations and Social Media, the Archives & Special Projects Intern will assist the volunteer archivist in researching the history of the Boston Ballet in preparation for Boston Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Season. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, extracting information on Boston Ballet History, Repertoire, and Key Events and Dates by physically going through Playbills, social media and traditional media platforms, and archival materials housed at the Boston Ballet company headquarters and compiling the information into spreadsheets to be included in the Boston Ballet Timeline.
Marketing and Communications - College Student Ambassadors
The College Student Ambassador will provide Boston Ballet outreach to Boston-area college students.
Marketing and Communications - College Student Ambassadors Manager
The College Student Ambassador Manager will manage outreach to Boston-area college students through the supervision of College Ambassadors.
Marketing and Communications - Group Sales Internship
Boston Ballet is looking for a student who would like to gain insight, knowledge, and experience with a large non-profit arts organization. The Group Sales Intern will work with the Group Sales Associate to promote Boston Ballet’s season to various market segments, research new opportunities for group sales prospects, and assist with retention efforts to renew past groups. The ideal candidate should be interested in learning more about the behind the scenes work that goes into promoting and selling Boston Ballet performances.
Marketing and Communications - Marketing Events and Promotions Internship
The Marketing Events and Promotions Intern's main area of focus will be workingwith the College Student Ambassadors, supporting the Events and Promotionsstaff. Encouraging the marketing efforts of the College Ambassadors and helpingto increase Boston Ballet’s visibility on local campuses. This position willspend time outside of the office with each street team on their campus.
Marketing and Communications - Public Relations and Social Media Internship
Boston Ballet is seeking a student majoring in Public Relations, Marketing, or Communications who is a self motivated, eager, and detail oriented worker with the ability to multi-task in a professional environment.
Retail and Marketing Internship
Now is your chance to learn what it’s like to run a small business in one of Boston’s most creative environments. Boston Ballet is looking for a motivated individual to intern in the Merchandising & Retail Department. This person will learn a lot about retail sales, marketing promotions, and e-commerce.
Summer Dance Program Internship
The Summer Dance Program arts administration intern will assist in the preparation and execution of a five week residential program, catering to students from around the world. The intern will be involved in customer service, adhering to building needs, interacting with students and parents, data entry and other office tasks as needed.
Taking Steps Internship
The Taking Steps internship is an opportunity to learn the inner workings of the Taking Steps and Taking Healthy Steps program. Interns with Boston Ballet serve as integral team members assisting the full-time and part-time staff with daily operations as well as long-term goals.