Diversity in the Arts Internship
Intern Applications Open Soon!
Intern applications for the 2021 DITA Internship open Monday, January 19! DITA interns work full-time for 10 weeks in the summer with host organizations, receiving hands-on experience within arts & culture non-profits in paid positions and training designed to grow their skills as DEI advocates.
Who Are Our Host Sites?
For the 2021 Internship, DITA is excited to be working with the following organizations:
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Center for the Visual Arts
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Each year, DITA presents a cohort of arts & culture nonprofits of varying sizes and focuses for a variety of internship experiences. This year, we are excited to be working with five organizations (some of whom will be working with two DITA interns). Host sites are carefully selected from a pool of applicants by the DITA team and pay each intern $14.77/hour.
What Does Interning With DITA Look Like?
Our 10-week internship program runs over the summer. 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 professionals in our community, and oversee shared learning experiences with their fellow interns
Interns will be expected to complete two formal questionnaires over the course of the program (guideline provided by DITA) as well as attend an orientation and an exit interview with the Program Administrator. They will also present a DEI proposal to their internship location at the end of the summer.
Interns will work no more than 40 hours a week, including approximately 5 hours of DITA learning requirement hours per week. DITA learning requirements, orientation, and exit interviews are paid hours.
Visit 'Intern with DITA' for FAQs
Having run our 2020 summer internship successfully through the COVID-19 outbreak, DITA will be adapting our internship to adhere to the state's health mandates and guidelines. Each of our host site's individual COVID-19 policies have been thoroughly examined by the selection committee and will be outlined for intern applicants to review. If cases are under control by the start of the 2021 internship, interns will be able to work in-person with their colleagues. However, all of our host sites are equipped and prepared to host their intern through remote work if necessary.
Work from home guidelines and best practices will be provided to hosts and interns during spring orientation. Keeping all of our participants safe is a priority for DITA and we will be reviewing COVID-19 adherence among all participants regularly throughout the summer.
Intern Eligibility Requirements
Participation in our program is only open to students that meet all of the following requirements:
Students currently enrolled in college, or graduating Spring 2021, with a minimum of one year of college coursework completed.
Students holding a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Students with an interest, background, and/or major in the arts and/or culture.
Students who come from a traditionally underrepresented population in the arts.