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  • Writer's pictureDiversity in the Arts Internship

2021 Internship: Full Steam Ahead!

Host Site Applications Are Now Open

DITA is gearing up for our third year and we are searching for arts & culture nonprofit organizations to make up our Host Site cohort. 

Host Site organizations are matched with an exceptional college student from traditionally underrepresented communities to work full-time over the summer. The DITA internship is a 10-week paid internship where interns receive practical experience in the nonprofit arts sector so they are prepared to be DEI-driven leaders when they leave college. Participating Host Sites receive a grant covering part of the interns' wages based on their FTE.

Applications close Wednesday, November 25 at 5:00 PM (MST)

Visit our 'Host an Intern' Page for Additional Information: Eligibility Requirements for Host Sites

2020-21 DITA Calendar

Host Site FAQ


What's in it for Host Sites?

Interns stand in RedLine's community library with the hosting intern explaining the library to his cohort.
Pictured: 2019 Intern Cohort at Host Site Redline

A Dedicated Intern

DITA screens all intern applicants until we are left with a pool of highly motivated college students that are prepared to help your organization push through summer programming, implement DEI efforts, and step-in where they can assist the smooth functioning of the organization. Many of our Host Sites keep in touch with their DITA interns and bring them back for future projects. 

Screenshot of the cover page of the intern's proposal. Text on the image reads: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion. Claire B. August 2nd, 2020 - Diversity in the Arts. The Arvada Center's logo is on the center of the page as they hosted intern Claire.
Pictured: 2020 intern Claire's DEI Proposal

An Outside DEI Perspective:

Interns improve their DEI advocacy skills in two three-hour workshops over the course of the summer. They use these skills to present a DEI Proposal for their Host Site upon the completion of the program. Past Host Sites have indicated that the fresh pair of eyes have highlighted practical changes for their DEI work that would have possibly been missed.  


Community Happenings:

DITA Advisory Board member, Chrissy Deal, begins new position at

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation.

Photo of DITA Advisory Board member, Chrissy Deal.

During a time when powerful, effective leadership in the nonprofit sector is critically needed more than ever, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation names Chrissy Deal as Director, Livingston Fellowship Program, Arts & Social Change Grantmaking. The newly created, senior-level position is a first for the Foundation and its prestigious Livingston Fellowship Program, which will both provide leadership for the Fellowship Program and oversee the Foundation’s growing arts and social change grantmaking.


DITA fiscal host, Art Students League of Denver, receives

Tier II SCFD designation.

Picture of the front of the Art Students League of Denver building.

"Throughout the past several years, we have steadily increased our overall course and event attendance, and expanded the depth and breadth of our programming, including the communities with which we engage. Because of these outcomes, our revenue took flight which gave us the opportunity to move from Tier III to Tier II.

You might be wondering: how does the SCFD and Tier II status impact ASLD? Each year, we rely on the Denver metro community’s support through SCFD funding. It allows us to create more, serve more, and imagine more. As a Tier II, we will receive an increase in our SCFD funding, allowing us to expand our reach."

- Executive Director, Rachel Basye


Join Miners Alley Playhouse for a night of fun during their virtual variety fundraiser this Friday!

Promotional graphic for Miners Alley Playhouse's Virtual Variety Fundraiser. Date listed in October 30th, 2020 at 7 PM (MST). Caption: An evening of top notch performances, great food (picked up), and a renewed sense of community! Tons of fun... to raise some funds!

Miners Alley Playhouse invites the community to join them for a fun virtual night of celebration. Tune in for live and recorded entertainment from Miners Alley hit shows such as Fun Home, ONCE, Cabaret (and more) along with special guest appearances from Broadway to Hollywood! 

Watch Miners Alley's tribute to the community artists hit hard by the pandemic.


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