Internships

INTERNSHIPS WITH THE MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP

Due to COVID-19, the MMDG Summer 2020 Internship Term has been suspended. Please check back soon for information about our Fall Internship Term.

Internships are available in these areas of concentration. 

MARKETING

EDUCATION

DEVELOPMENT (FUNDRAISING)

FINANCE

COMPANY MANAGEMENT

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.
  • MMDG’s internships require a commitment of 15-20 hours per week, but shorter or longer commitments will be approved 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.

BENEFITS: WHAT OUR PROGRAM HAS TO OFFER

  • 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 – You are able to ask questions and are open to broadening your knowledge-base.
  • Excited to apply your expertise – You are ready to use the skills learned in an academic setting or from previous professional experiences.
  • Independent and collaborative – You are able to work autonomously, but also know when to seek advice from your supervisor and how to work as team member.
  • Creative and intuitive – You are a problem-solver and are able to offer new ideas
  • Passionate about the performing arts – You have an interest in the performing arts community and understand the value of the arts.
  • Align with our Core Values – You work well with others towards a common purpose to achieve shared goals by developing and maintaining responsive, cooperative and mutually beneficial internal and external relationships
HOW TO APPLY:
  • Review the Job Description for the Area(s) of Concentration to which you would like to apply.
  • Be prepared to submit the following as part of your online application:
    • Cover letter, resume, and one letter of recommendation
    • If applying for the Marketing Internship, please also include a work sample
  • Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
  • The link to the online application will only be live during the application window.

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY

The internationally renowned Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) has received “highest praise for their technical aplomb, their musicality, and their sheer human authenticity.” (Bloomberg News). Founded in 1980, the Dance Group performs the repertory of choreographer Mark Morris, hailed as the “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (The New York Times), whose work is acclaimed for its ingenuity, musicality, wit, and humanity. Live music and community engagement are vital components of the Dance Group. It has toured with its own musicians, the MMDG Music Ensemble, since 1996, and regularly collaborates with orchestras and opera companies around the world. In addition to 20 full-time dancers, the organization employs 45 full-time staff, and more than 125 part-time staff, teaching artists, and musicians.

In the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, the Mark Morris Dance Center, founded in 2001, is the hub of dance and music education in Brooklyn. The nine-studio building provides affordable classes in multiple genres for people of all ages, levels, with and without disabilities, accompanied by live music. The studios, a performance space, a Wellness Center, and ancillary spaces are all available to the community and to nonprofit organizations at subsidized rates. MMDG’s Community Education Programs partner with public and private schools and community centers to provide customized classes. MMDG also offers customized dance workshops for persons with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers in 10 locations in all 5 boroughs.

MMDG programs in NYC and worldwide engage 85,000 people annually. Propelled by core values of community, access, excellence, and creativity, MMDG is committed to ongoing equity, diversity, and inclusion work to ensure its programs are welcoming and accessible to all.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status.