Diversity in Arts Leadership Internship Program

InternsThe Arts & Business Council of New York’s Diversity in Arts Leadership internship program strives to strengthen and advance diversity in the arts management field and provides college students working towards careers in the arts or business sectors with a hands-on introduction to arts nonprofits in New York City. The Arts & Business Council of New York matches undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds with energetic host arts organizations and business mentors, who guide the students’ personal and professional growth throughout the summer.

Students selected to participate in DIAL become integral members of the arts organizations in which they are placed and engage with DIAL alumni and the staff of both the Arts & Business Council of New York and Americans for the Arts, as well as attend a wide array of cultural events in New York City. Students gain invaluable exposure to dynamic leaders across a variety of arts disciplines and businesses and participate in professional activities and projects that prepare each one for his or her career, better equipped to enter the workforce as a diverse and creative future leader.

Applications for Summer 2017 internships will be live in January. Please check back soon!

Class of 2016

2016 Diversity in Arts Leadership Interns

2016 Mentors

Class Profile

Summer Overview



        The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation



Check out our program FAQ page or e-mail eosore@artsandbusiness-ny.org.