The Diversity in the Arts (DITA) Internship Program is dedicated to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the leadership of the arts & culture nonprofit community in Colorado. Our interns are hired to work a 10-week paid internship at one of DITA's host sites and given tools to grow as advocates for DEI in their workplaces and beyond. Host sites are matched with exceptional college students to work with them full-time over the summer.
The first summer of DITA took place in 2019, and since then more than 30 interns have completed the program. One of the most special elements of the program is the cohort model, which allows interns to kickstart their professional networking with equity-oriented peers.
PAST HOST SITES SAY...
"[Intern] Ellie has been such an amazing part of our team this summer and I can't say enough about the quality of her work, her thoroughness, organizational talents, and willingness to jump into some really important projects. We have valued her input and voice in our discussions. I hope that her experience with us will help her achieve excellent things!"
— Eve Orenstein, Director of Development
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra