Friday, December 3, 2021

A photo of former Diversity in Arts Leadership interns and the text "Diversity in Arts Leadership Internship Program, a paid summer internship for undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in arts leadership."

Americans for the Arts and its national partners are excited to announce that applications for the Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) internship program are now open! Summer 2022 will mark the 30th year of the DIAL program, and host sites have expanded once again to six national locations: New York City, New Jersey, Nashville, Boston, Sarasota (FL), and Raleigh/Wake County (NC). The deadline for applications is January 14, 2022.

Each year, undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in arts leadership are matched via the DIAL program with dynamic communities, energetic host arts organizations, and mentors committed to helping to guide students’ personal and professional growth during a 10-week summer internship.

Summer 2022 programming aims to be back in-person, and will provide interns with:

  • Work placement at an arts nonprofit in one of six national locations
  • $4,500 pre-tax summer work stipend
  • 30+ hours of professional development workshops, arts activities, facilitated discussions, and more
  • Individual mentor pairing
  • Access to the national DIAL intern cohort and robust DIAL alumni network

Americans for the Arts will host free virtual informational sessions on Friday, Dec. 10 for interns and Friday, Dec. 17 for arts hosts. Register for either session to attend live or for access to an on-demand recording after those dates.

Learn more about the program and application requirements for interns and arts host organizations in the DIAL section of our website.

We look forward to your applications!

Huge thank you to our national partners: New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Metro Arts: Nashville Office of Arts and Culture, Arts Connect International, United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, and Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc. and Cross College Alliance.