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Available Internships - Spring 2017
 
ABT is proud to offer unique educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students throughout our organization. Please look below for the exciting internship opportunities currently available. This page is updated regularly as internships become available.


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Intern, Department of Education and Training
Education and Training
10/6/16
Part-time/Intern
General Description:

This position is responsible for assisting the entire Department of Educational and Training.

  • Assist Associate Director of Education and Training in the organization and execution of ABT’s outreach programs
  • Assist in the preparation of Spring Young People’s Ballet Workshop program
  • Manage dance shoe inventory and sales for students
  • Assist with the maintenance of Educational Outreach database
  • Organize schedules and general communication between patrons
  • Assist in archival of department audio and video
  • Oversee and maintain department filing
  • Help with day-to-day tasks such as copying and assembling materials
  • Other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications:

Must have excellent interpersonal skills and work well with children.  Must be attentive to detail, have ability to meet strict deadlines, and be a self-starter.  A strong dance background is recommended, as well as an interest in the Administrative aspects of Family Programming.

Computer literacy is a must, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.  Knowledge of dance and performing arts is a requirement. 

Must be able to commit to a schedule of 2-3 days a week.  Academic credit can be arranged. 

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Associate Director of Education and Training
To apply: Please follow the Application Process on the
previous page.


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Intern, ABT JKO School
Education and Training
10/6/16
Part-time/Intern
General Description:

This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Director and Manager of the ABT JKO School in special projects related to the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, including Pre-Professional Division and Children’s Division.

  • Chaperone and escort Children’s Division students to and from studios for daily classes
  • Act as parent contact/ receptionist during evening hours
  • Assist ABT JKO School Assistant with ABT JKO School Uniform Inventory and Sales
  • Assist ABT JKO School Assistant in recording of student absences
  • Assist with, organize, and manage ABT Studio Company and ABT JKO School wardrobe/ costumes
  • Assist with ABT Studio Company or ABT JKO School performances and departmental events as necessary
  • Oversee and maintain department filing
  • Update ABT JKO School student profiles through Education Edge
  • Help with day-to-day tasks such as copying and assembling materials for families and faculty
  • Assist in the maintenance and set-up of studios for daily classes
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director, Manager, and Assistant of the ABT JKO School
Position Qualifications:

Must have excellent interpersonal/ customer service skills and work well with children and teenagers.  Must be attentive to detail, have ability to meet strict deadlines, have ability to work well in a pressured environment and be a self-starter.  A strong dance background is a must, as well as an interest in the administrative aspects of running a school.

Must be at least a sophomore in college. Knowledge of dance and performing arts required. Computer literacy is a must, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Must be able to commit to a schedule of 2-3 days a week, including Monday evenings until 8:00pm. Saturday mornings preferable, but not required. Additional nights and weekends outside of schedule hours may be required. Academic credit can be arranged.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: ABT JKO School Director
To apply: Please follow the Application Process on the
previous page.


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Intern, National Training Curriculum
Education and Training
10/6/16
Part-time/Intern
General Description:

This position is primarily responsible for assisting the National Training Curriculum Manager in organizing ABT’s National Training Curriculum (NTC) Teacher Training Sessions, and assisting the Affiliate Exam Coordinator with Affiliate Examinations.

  • Help organize details related to upcoming teacher trainings and examinations
  • Attend and assist in the teacher trainings
  • Help manage NTC boutique sales
  • Research and update mailing lists for marketing
  • Oversee and maintain department filing
  • Help with day-to-day tasks such as copying and assembling materials
  • Assist National Training Curriculum Manager and Affiliate Exam Coordinator as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications:

Must have excellent interpersonal skills.  Must be organized, have attention to detail, have ability to meet strict deadlines, and be a self-starter.  A strong dance background is a must, as well as an interest in the Administrative aspects of running a training program.

Must be at least a sophomore in college. Computer literacy is a must, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.  Knowledge of dance and performing arts is a requirement. 

Must be able to commit to a schedule of 2-3 days a week.  Academic credit can be arranged
Primary Reporting Responsibility: National Training Curriculum Manager
To apply: Please follow the Application Process on the
previous page.


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Intern, Major Gifts
Development
10/6/16
Part-time/Intern
General Description:
This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Major Gifts division within Development.
  • Assist Associate Director of Major Gifts and Major Gifts Associate with administrative duties and prospective projects
  • Assist in processing gifts and drafting acknowledgement letters
  • Assist in creating and processing mailings
  • Oversee and maintain department filing
  • Organize and maintain accurate records for files, Raiser’s Edge, and Playbill
  • Assist in researching current and prospective donors
  • Assist in processing donor ticketing
  • Help with day-to-day tasks such as copying and assembling materials
  • Support Development Department-wide activities, including special events, on a select basis as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications:

Must have excellent writing and communication skills.  Must be attentive to detail, have ability to meet strict deadlines, and be a self-starter.  Must be college student or recent graduate, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Computer literacy is a must, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, and Excel.  Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus.  Knowledge of dance and performing arts preferred. 

Must be able to commit to a schedule of 2-3 days a week.  Academic credit can be arranged.  Internship may be extended for additional months.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Associate Director of Major Gifts
To apply: Please follow the Application Process on the
previous page.



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Intern, Membership
Development
10/6/16
Part-time/Intern
General Description:
This position is primarily responsible for assisting with all facets of the Membership Department operations and also participates in all department fundraising events and activities.
  • Supports Patron Ticketing Associate with member subscriptions and ticketing: preparing, proofing, and customizing orders, data entry, database tracking, mailings, and donor confirmations. 
  • Work with Membership Assistant to process membership renewal gifts, generate acknowledgement letters, and update membership records accordingly.
  • Work with Member Events Coordinator to assist with logistics of member events including studio visits, receptions, and special lectures.
  • Work with Database Manager to maintain integrity of database and analyze and edit data to ensure accuracy.
  • Work with Membership Coordinator on various ways to target specific donor groups and ensure effective workflow within the department.
Position Qualifications:

This position is available to students in at least their Junior-level year of Undergraduate Studies and Graduate-level students.  Students must be available for a minimum of 15 hours per week. Proficiency in Microsoft programs including Excel, and familiarity with databases preferred but not required. This internship will provide a great opportunity to experience how a Membership and Development Department runs in a successful non-profit organization. Students seeking academic credit are encouraged to apply. 

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Director of Membership
Secondary Reporting Responsibility:

Membership Coordinator
and Member Events Coordinator

To apply: Please follow the Application Process on the
previous page.


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Intern, Special Events
Development
10/6/16
Part-time/Intern
General Description:
This position is responsible for supporting the Special Events Department in all areas of event planning.
  • Process Special Events income and maintain event records
  • Produce Special Events acknowledgement letters
  • Process Events invoices and track expenses
  • Assist with mailings such as invitations, photos, acknowledgement letters, etc.
  • Format and edit mailing labels, envelopes, invitation lists, etc.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies (letterhead, brochures, invitations, stamps, seating charts) for Events department; responsible for ordering new materials as required
  • Manage distribution of departmental mail; update contact information for returned mail
  • Coordinate all departmental filing
  • Assist in designing all in-house event materials such as place cards
  • Draft event descriptions for ABT website and update all events web pages
  • Serve as contact for patron event inquiries
  • Staff all special events
  • Other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications:

Must be extremely organized, attentive to detail, and able to work on multiple projects and meet strict deadlines.  Must have excellent telephone manner and interpersonal skills.  Must have strong interest in non-profit industry; knowledge of dance and /or the performing arts preferred.  Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Experience with Photoshop and Raisers Edge highly desired. 

Must be able to commit to a schedule of 2-3 days a week (hours are flexible). Academic credit can be arranged.  Attendance at all events is required.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Manager of Special Events
To apply: Please follow the Application Process on the
previous page.


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Intern, Membership - Ticketing
Development
10/6/16
Part-time/Intern
General Description:
This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Patron Ticketing Associate in servicing ABT Golden Circle and Major donors in their ticketing requests and inquiries.
  • Responding to donor inquires and ticketing requests
  • Answering phone calls and responding to messages
  • Data entry
  • Updating and maintaining current and accurate information on various platforms
  • Assisting in recording orders and tracking requests
  • Tracking order statuses and communications with development staff
  • Assist with the preparation of seasonal brochure documents and weekly mailings
  • Supports staff with other assigned duties
Position Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has enthusiastic energy, a keen attention to detail, is highly organized and self-sufficient. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Must have stellar interpersonal/customer service skills, the ability to meet strict deadlines, as well as multitask.

Must be at least a sophomore in college. Computer literacy is a must, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with Raiser’s Edge or a fundraising database is a plus.

Availability to commit to a schedule of 4-5 days per week. Additional nights and weekends outside of regular office hours may be required to assist with staffing cultivation events, etc. Academic credit can be arranged.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: ABT Patron Ticketing Associate
To apply: Please follow the Application Process on the
previous page.


Classification:
Department:
Last Revision Date:
Status:
Intern, Institutional Support
Development
10/6/16
Part-time/Intern
General Description:
This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Institutional Support division within Development.
  • Assist Manager of Institutional Support in preparing proposals and submitting applications for funding
  • Assist in drafting acknowledgement letters
  • Assist in preparing Institutional Support mailings
  • Help organize and maintain accurate records in Raiser’s Edge, and Playbill
  • Assist in researching prospective funding opportunities
  • Assist in benefit fulfillment for corporate sponsors
  • Help with day-to-day tasks such as copying and assembling materials
  • Assist in maintaining department filing
  • Support Development Department-wide activities, including special events, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications:

Must have excellent writing and communication skills.  Must be attentive to detail, have ability to meet strict deadlines, and be a self-starter.  Bachelor’s degree preferred, must be at least a junior in college. Computer literacy is a must, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus.  Knowledge of dance and performing arts preferred.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Manager of Institutional Support
To apply: Please follow the Application Process on the
previous page.