SDC Intern

SDC and SDC Foundation’s internship program offers invaluable, hands-on training to college students, graduate students and recent graduates interested in careers in arts administration and/or labor relations. Ideal candidates are strategic, detail-oriented, and equally capable of working independently or in a group.

Administrative interns sharpen administrative skills and are introduced to a thriving and inspiring community of directors and choreographers from across the country.

Each intern is assigned to a specific department and staff supervisor. Occasional cross-departmental projects allow interns to gain insight into multiple areas of the organizations.

Internships are part time and generally last for twelve weeks, with a minimum commitment of 16 hours per week spent at SDC during business hours (Monday through Friday, from 10am to 6pm).

Interns at SDC/SDCF:
• Receive intensive one-on-one training from experienced supervisors to become familiar with industry-standard skills and platforms.
• Sit in on a staff meeting and/or a Board meeting during the period of their internship.
• Attend a Brown Bag Lunch with Executive Director Laura Penn.
• Receive a complimentary one-year subscription to SDC Journal.
• Have access to unique opportunities, such as backstage tours, first rehearsal visits, and/or conversations with distinguished directors and choreographers.
• Are invited to attend or participate in supplementary SDC and SDC Foundation events free of charge.
• Receive a monthly metro card and a small stipend to offset meal costs.

To apply, send a cover letter outlining your interest, availability, and writing experience, along with a resume and two writing samples, to Marisa Levy, SDC Member Services Coordinator, at

Writing samples should each be approximately one page in length; excerpts of longer works will be accepted. Interviews, including Q&As, are an excellent choice; reviews, blog entries, and school papers are also acceptable. Consider your email and cover letter to be additional samples of your writing and professionalism. No phone calls, please.

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