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  • Writer's pictureDiversity in the Arts Internship

DITA Internship 2023: Host a summer intern!

Host Site Applications Are Now Open

Summer 2023 will be the fifth year of the DITA internship program, and we're excited for another summer of arts and culture with some of Denver's brightest young leaders! We're looking for arts & culture nonprofit organizations that are committed to DEI and leadership development to make up our Host Site cohort for 2023. 

Host Site organizations are matched with a college student who identifies as part of a community that is traditionally underrepresented in the arts (including communities of color, the LGBT+ community, people with disabilities, and more) 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 that prepares them to be DEI-driven leaders.. Participating Host Sites receive a grant covering part of the interns' wages based on their FTE (full-time equivalent). Want to know more before you apply? Learn about the responsibilities and requirements of hosting a DITA Intern

Applications close Monday, November 21 at 5:00PM (MST)


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: 2022 Intern Claylish Coldiron giving a tour of Su Teatro

A Dedicated Intern

DITA selects a cohort of interns from a pool of dozens of applicants who are passionate about the arts. DITA interns bring their creativity and equity mindset to host sites for work on projects ranging from education to marketing to stage managing, and beyond! Many of our Host Sites have built strong bonds with their intern and gone on to hire them for future projects and roles.

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: 2022 interns attend a panel at the Denver Art Museum

An Outside DEI Perspective:

Throughout the summer, DITA interns attend workshops and networking events where they learn the skills necessary to advocate for DEI within the workplace, and meet professionals with experience implementing DEI changes. Interns have the option of providing their Host Site with a DEI proposal at the end of the summer, offering practical changes for making workplaces more inclusive.


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