Cultivating Leadership in Dance (CLD) is a program that partners interns and companies for a high-quality internship match. It strives to find the best possible match based on similar interests and needs, while also providing interns with training seminars in arts administration.

The intern will learn from and contribute to day-to-day administration of what it takes to sustain a profession in the arts as an individual dance artist, company, or non-profit organization.

CLD participants also gain knowledge and experience of organizing and producing a fundraising event together by the end of the seminar.

Throughout the program, Pentacle provides mentorship to both interns and companies to guide the management of the internship overall.

The program is an 8-week commitment, 10 hr/week for the internship and 3 hr/week for the seminar.



  • On-the-job learning
  • Weekly training seminars in arts administration
  • Peer-to-peer learning and discussion
  • Presentations by professionals in the field
  • Expanded professional network
  • Dedicated Pentacle mentor
  • Leadership development


This is an unpaid internship. College credit may be arranged.

To apply, please fill out this form here.

See previous intern placements here. Read testimonials here.