Asian American Arts Alliance

*Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2019 Internships*



The Mark Morris Dance Group seeks candidates for its Internship Program who are interested in gaining valuable experience in arts administration at a cultural nonprofit organization.


Fall 2019

Application deadline: July 28

Term: August 26 – December 20

Mandatory Orientation Date: Monday, August 26 from 1:00pm-2:30pm


If your availability doesn’t align with our term dates but you are still interested in being considered for a short-term, project-based opportunity, please let us know!



Interns are an important part of the MMDG community. MMDG makes a commitment to providing project-based, meaningful work with a focus on career development for all interns. Participants will experience a broad overview of the organization through involvement with various special projects and events. Interns receive direct supervision and participate in regular check-ins with their on-site supervisor. Many have gone on to become full-time employees at the Mark Morris Dance Group and enjoyed successful careers in the nonprofit performing arts sector.

  • Internships are hosted year-round for Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer terms.
  • Applicants must be 18+ and authorized to work in the US.
  • The standard internship is 20 hours per week, but shorter or longer commitments will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • Internship opportunities for high school students are currently provided to our Arts Immersion Alumni and through our partnerships with Exploring the Arts, Exalt Youth, and Cristo Rey High School.


The Mark Morris Dance Group is committed to a diverse workforce and is stronger for the variety of perspectives, experiences, identities, and skills of our staff. Successful candidates will join a community of dedicated arts professionals who are propelled by Mark Morris’ commitment to artistic excellence, access to the arts, and the impact that arts have in connecting and engaging communities. In our daily work, we are proactive, detail-oriented, and passionately interested in exceeding past success. We collectively strive to foster an environment where we are present, accountable, and supportive.



  • Stipends are available when programs/schools do not provide them. For qualifying internships, a weekly stipend of $100 is offered per 20 hour per week commitment. Commitments with fewer or more hours may qualify for a corresponding adjustment in the amount of the stipend offered
  • Access to an anchor cultural institution in Brooklyn, New York and networking opportunities within the Brooklyn Cultural District
  • Applicable workforce training in the areas of programming, artist services, fundraising, administration/business administration, company management, event planning and marketing
  • Individualized career mentorship and guidance from leaders in the field
  • Unlimited free adult dance and somatic technique classes as well as discounts to Master Classes and Intensives at the Mark Morris Dance Center
  • Access to special MMDG events and performances
  • Access to subsidized rehearsal space at the Mark Morris Dance Center


You are a great candidate for our Internship Program if you are any of the following:

  • Current students and recent graduates who are pursuing a career in the performing arts, arts education, or arts administration
  • Individuals who are seeking an opportunity to gain applicable skills for work in the nonprofit arts sector
  • Professionals and life-long learners who are looking to engage with the arts and put their skills to use

You will be successful in this role if you are:

  • Curious and eager to learn
  • Looking to apply skills learned in an academic setting
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • A creative problem-solver with the ability to multi-task
  • Interested in learning skills that broaden one’s knowledgebase and experience
  • Passionate about the performing arts


  • Review the Job Description for the Area(s) of Concentration to which you would like to apply.
  • Email with subject line “MMDG Internship – [department/area of focus]”.
  • Include a cover letter, resume outlining your education and work experience, and one letter of recommendation.
  • Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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