InternsThe Arts & Business Council of New York is thrilled to offer the Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) internship program again in 2018. For over 25 years, DIAL has been an investment in building a more equitable arts management field. The program has placed more than 244 students from across the country into over 112 arts nonprofit organizations in NYC to develop leadership in the business of the arts.

DIAL provides college students working towards careers in the arts or business sectors with an intensive, 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 students’ personal and professional growth throughout the summer.

Arts management interns are carefully chosen from a competitive nationwide pool of students and granted, paid, full-time, ten-week-long internships at multidisciplinary arts organizations. To ensure an immersive and well-rounded experience, the summer includes:

  • Full time work placement at a New York City arts nonprofit
  • Summer stipend and transportation cards
  • Weekly group site visits to all intern arts host sites
  • Monthly professional development workshops and cultural outings
  • A private sector mentor

Check out our impact infographic to learn more about our program.

Application Information

Arts Host and Intern Applications Now Closed. Summer 2019 applications open in January.

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2018 Internship Experience

Class of 2018 Interns

2017 Internship Experience

Class of 2017 Interns   |   2017 Mentors   |  Class Profile 1 & 2   |   Summer Overview

2016 Internship Experience

Class of 2016 Interns   |   2016 Mentors   |   Class Profile   |   Summer Overview

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           Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation



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