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DITA At A Glance

Over the course of our 10-week summer program, interns work directly for our host organizations and receive practical experience in the arts and culture community. Operating as a cohort, interns attend workshops organized by DITA, form relationships with active leaders in our community, and oversee shared learning experiences with their fellow interns.

Our commitment to diversity doesn't stop with our intern cohort: DITA host sites vary in size and mission, ranging from performing arts venues to art galleries, from cultural centers to community activism. Host sites are matched with an exceptional college student to help provide a new voice and perspective in the organization and an enthusiastic employee who is ready to learn as much as they can. 

2021 Internship Calendar


  • Oct. 26: Host Site Applications Open

  • Nov. 25: Host Site Applications Close*

  • Dec. 7 – 11: Site Visits


  • Jan. 8: Host Site Applicants Notified

  • Jan. 19: Intern Applications Open

  • Feb. 16: Intern Applications Close*

  • Mar. 1 – 10: Intern Applicant Interviews

  • Mar. 19: Intern Proposals sent to Host Sites

  • April 2: Deadline for Host Sites Response

  • April 13: Intern Applicants Notified

  • May 18: Host Site Orientation

  • May 25: Intern Orientation

  • June 1: Internship Start

  • June 22: Workshop One

  • July 2: Midway Reports Due

  • July 13: Workshop Two

  • August 2 – 6: Exit Interviews

  • August 6: Internship End

  • August 6: End of Program Celebration

  • August 13: Final Reports Due


* Application close deadlines are final. No applications will be accepted past these dates.


"Our intern was easy to work with, took initiative, helped with the smallest of tasks, and was an asset to CAE in the short time she was here."

—  Inga Kamis, Director of Exhibitions and Marketing

Center for the Arts Evergreen