The Dance Complex Internship Application
Thank you for applying for one of the exciting internships at The Dance Complex. As a non-profit organization, The Dance Complex relies on the work of interns and volunteers to help support the community it serves. As an intern, you will gain knowledge and experience of arts administration and programming, arts in the community, and movement creation, study and performance. You will support the staff in daily administrative responsibilities and execute specific projects as approved by your staff supervisor.

In addition to this general application, please provide the following supplemental material:

(1) Cover Letter
(2) Resume
(3) Two Letters of Recommendation
(4) Writing sample (press release, article, blog post etc.) of between 200 and 400 words (preferred, but not required, for Social Media and Communications Intern ONLY)
(5) Link to a portfolio or 2-3 images of your design work in PDF or JPEG format (preferred, but not required, for Social Media and Communications Intern ONLY)

Please send these materials by e-mail to, or mail a hard copy to:

Liz Smith
The Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Should you have any questions, please contact Liz Smith, Finance and Operations Manager, at

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General Information
Desired Internship Season:
Type of Internship Applying For:
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Name of most recent educational institution attended:
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Relationship to The Dance Complex
Have you ever taken class, rehearsed, or performed at The Dance Complex?
Please describe any previous experiences or involvement you have had at The Dance Complex and/or a similar organization.
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The Dance Complex is not your typical dance studio; tell us why you are specifically interested in interning this unique organization.
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Skills, Goals, and Objectives
What skills and experience can you bring to this internship?
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How do you see yourself using this skill set to benefit The Dance Complex and its community given that The Dance Complex is a historic building, a non-profit organization, a center for dance, and a community space?
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What are three objectives that you hope to gain from your internship experience at The Dance Complex?
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Tell us a little more about yourself...
What makes you tick? Tell us about the things you enjoy and the motivations you have in your life. Why do you get up in the morning?
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Is there anything else that you would like us to consider when reviewing your application?
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A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.

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