Production Internships

Application deadline February 3, 2017.

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The American Dance Festival is an international dance festival that attracts students, faculty, performers, and choreographers from around the world. ADF interns get hands-on experience in a fast-paced international arts environment.

You will be working backstage with world-renowned modern dance companies, choreographers, and their technical crews for the 35-plus performances of the ADF season. You will also be working alongside professional production staff from the ADF, Duke University, and Durham Performing Arts Center.

ADF is held in Durham, North Carolina. The studios and administrative offices are spread across Duke University’s East Campus. Performances by visiting dance companies occur in Reynolds Industries Theater on Duke University’s West Campus, Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) in downtown Durham, and various local venues.

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ADF’s Production Manager, David Ferri, directs the production internship program. Responsibilities will vary from show to show, including stage management, wardrobe, sound, electrics and carpentry. Experience in dance production is preferred.

Benefits of being a Production Intern:

Tickets: A complimentary ticket to each program in the ADF season, which features over 35 performances by the top dance companies from around the world.

Classes: All interns may take one class through the ADF Six Week School, which includes more than 40 classes a day (must have approval from David Ferri).

Academic Credit: Please contact your university’s career center for this information. ADF will fill out any necessary forms for the completion of credit.

Stipend: Each production intern receives a $1,150 stipend.

Housing & Transportation

Interns are responsible for their own transportation, food, and housing. Interns will be charged $40 for a Duke University parking permit (good for East and West Campus). Apartments and rooms are available for rent or sublet in the local area, and it is the intern’s responsibility to arrange accommodation. More information about housing resources will be provided upon acceptance to the program.

Program Dates

The dates for the 2017 Production internship are June 8 – August 2. All interns are expected to be available for the duration of the program.

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Questions? ? Contact  or call 919-684-6402.

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