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ARB Internship Opportunities

Internship -- Part-Time (10-15 hrs/week), Unpaid

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) internships are for individuals that want to gain practical experience in the non-profit arts world. Interns are given the opportunity to learn how each department contributes to the whole of ARB by working directly with department heads on various projects necessary to the success of the organization.

ARB is currently seeking interns to work on various initiatives and projects in our Marketing, Development, Educational Programming, Production, and Wardrobe departments. Interns will work under the Director of each specific department to develop projects, goals, and timelines best-suited to the organization’s needs and the intern’s skill set.

American Repertory Ballet is a non-profit organization with three main programmatic areas: the professional dance company; the Princeton Ballet School with 1,500 students at three central New Jersey locations; and the Access and Enrichment activities, which include DANCE POWER, an in-school dance education program; On Pointe, a free in-studio enrichment series; and other educational initiatives in the community. 

Sample projects for each department include:

Marketing Internship:


  • Assist in the production of advertisements, online and print displays, and promotional videos
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and iMovie or equivalent

Public Relations/Communications:

  • Assist in the promotional efforts undertaken by the organization, from social media and online initiatives to press releases for print media
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; understanding and experience of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube

Skills Required:

  • Interest in and knowledge of ballet
  • Understanding of American Repertory Ballet's organization and mission
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Attention to detail with ability to multitask
  • Experience in Microsoft Office programs especially Excel and Word, and online research
  • Experience with photo and video programs a plus. 

Development Internship:


  • Assist in the fundraising efforts undertaken by the organization, from grant research/writing to specific campaigns
  • Strong oral and written communication skills,

Special Events:

  • Assist in the organization and execution of special events for the organization from annual Nutcracker events to the Annual Gala to other smaller cultivation events
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, attention to detail and ability to take on large-scale projects independently; availability to work more hours during certain times - on Thanksgiving weekend, and during February/March; must have own form of transportation

Skills Required:

  • Interest and knowledge of ballet
  • Understanding of American Repertory Ballet's organization and mission
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Attention to detail with ability to multitask
  • Experience in Microsoft Office programs especially Excel and Word, online research

Educational Programming: 


  • Shadow a teaching artist in our DANCE POWER program and learn how to bring curriculum to life
  • Learn how educators assess the impact and effectiveness of our programs.  
  • Assist in the compilation of data relating to the assessments of our program


  • Research potential community collaborations and engagements
  • Develop materials for ARB’s library of online dance education resources
  • Represent the organization at community events
  • General administrative tasks, as necessary.

Skills required:

  • Understanding of ARB’s organization and mission
  • A passion for dance education
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office suite)
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for dance education
  • Upbeat personality


The Costume/Wardrobe intern will report to the ARB wardrobe manager and the PBS wardrobe manager. The intern will help with fittings, alterations, and maintenance of costumes for ARB productions, Nutcracker, and the PBS school performance. He/she may also be asked to assist the wardrobe manager(s) at performance venues, including load-in prep, dress and tech rehearsals, performances, and load-out. Interns will assist in keeping the shop organized and preparing costumes for cleaning and storage post-production. He/she may also have the opportunity to work closely with designers to help build costumes, head pieces, and accessories.

Skills Required:

  • Basic hand-sewing and machine sewing skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Positive, friendly, fun, and energetic
  • Must be available a minimum of 5-10 consistent hours per week, for three (3) months minimum from start date
  • Students studying/have studied costume technology, theater, fashion design, or related field preferred
Summer 2015 Application Deadline:  June 1, 2015 (start date: July 6)
Fall Season Application Deadline:  July 31, 2015 (start date: August 31)
Spring Season Application Deadline:  December 31, 2015 (start date: February 1)


Summer 2016 Application Deadline:  June 1, 2016 (start date: June 27)


To apply:

Send resume and cover letter to:
Lisa Beth Vettoso, Director of Educational Programming
P.O. Box 250, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
American Repertory Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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