Pentacle’s Internship Program cultivates the next generation of arts leaders through a structured internship program that includes mentorship, weekly seminars, and a peer network of colleagues in the field. The program supplies dance organizations with much needed administrative support through interns, and assists them in assessing their organizational objectives. College students and recent graduates are matched with participating dance companies for an experience that is rewarding, beneficial and educational for all involved.
Pentacle works with dance companies and affiliated nonprofit organizations to recruit and train interns that fit their interests and administrative needs. Pentacle handles the entire intern recruitment and hiring process: conducting interviews, handling all contract logistics, confirming interns’ projects, and outlining goals for the program session. Pentacle guides both interns and companies throughout the program period to ensure a positive and educational experience for all. In addition, interns attend weekly professional development seminars with Pentacle staff and outside arts professionals, to strengthen their skills and provide them with a network of peers and mentors they can access in their work for their company.
Interns work for their companies 10 hours per week over an 8-week session. Companies and interns are given the option to extend the internship, and many choose to do so beyond the program period.
Pentacle’s Internship program seeks college students and recent graduates who are passionate about the arts, and interested in expanding their knowledge of the nonprofit arts sector. Selected interns are placed with a participating artist, dance company, or nonprofit arts organization that shares their interests and goals. Throughout the program, interns gain hands-on experience in nonprofit business practices, and attend weekly Professional Development seminars led by Pentacle staff members and visiting arts professionals. Through these seminars, interns have an opportunity to build their administrative skills, learn from their peers, and network with industry leaders.
- Fill out the application form, and provide a cover letter and resume. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
- Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview during our recruitment periods.
- Interns must be available to work for their companies 10 hours per week over an 8-week session, and attend one evening seminar each week at the Pentacle office.
- All interns are given the option to extend their internship and work with their designated company beyond the program period.
Internships are unpaid; college credit is available upon request.
Pentacle’s Internship Program is supported, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Pentacle receives private support for its Internship Program from the Howard Gilman Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, and The Harkness Foundation for Dance.