For high school students looking to supplement their academic education with real-life business skills or who may need help figuring out their next steps, Pentacle’s High School Internship Program provides hands-on work experience, career development, and mentorship during the 8-week program session.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. It's recommended that you sign up for Pentacle's newsletter, blog, and social media to stay updated when sessions dates are announced.
ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Once selected through a recruitment and application process, interns are paired with a participating small business (for-profit or nonprofit entities) that share their interests and goals. Interns have the opportunity to build their hard skill sets, learn from their peers, and meet industry leaders at weekly professional development seminars led by Pentacle staff members and visiting professionals. The curriculum will be relevant for students whose plans include college as well as those who are not sure college is the right choice for them.
We will be encouraging participants to abide by the current NY State guidelines regarding in-person activities. If a pair may want to connect in-person they will have to agree to guidelines set forth by the Pentacle staff. The weekly seminars will be held over Zoom. We are also open to interns and artistic entities outside of NYC.
- 5 hours/week with a for-profit or nonprofit small business
- 2.5 hours/week virtual professional development training workshops
Participating interns receive a stipend of $600.
Intern applications are accepted on a rolling basis and dates for upcoming session are announced through Pentacle's newsletter, blog, and social media.
Read more about our Career Development programs.
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TOPICS COVERED DURING WEEKLY EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS
Intro to NPO's and Arts Admin
Fiscal and Budgets
Marketing and Communications
Fundraising and Development
Resume Building, Cover Letter Writing, and Job Recruitment
Arts and Activism
Careers in Arts Administration
Innovation and Creativity within the Arts and Beyond
Dance on Camera
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Engage with weekly guest speakers
Past and Returning Speakers
Fernando Maneca, former Marketing and Communications Director at Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Jenny Thompson, Senior Director of Development & Revenue Strategies at Gibney
Nancy Steele, Founder of Steeledance and former VP of Strategy at Pfizer
Patch Schwadron, Senior Career Counselor at The Career Center at the Actors Fund
Amy Wilson, Fibers Artist and Professor at the School of Visual Arts
Donna Walker-Kuhne, Founder of Walker International Communications Group Inc. and Professor at NYU
Participants in Pentacle's Internship Programs
Pentacle’s Career Development Programs are 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 Kathy Hochul 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 Career Development Programs from the Howard Gilman Foundation, The Lotos Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.
For more information, please contact:
Clarissa Soto Josephs
212.278.8111 ext. 3427