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Internships at the Judy Dworin Performance Project are available in 3 different areas. Internships are unpaid and can last as long as the intern is available. Hours are negotiable depending on which program the intern chooses. If you are interested in an internship, please submit a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Depending on the type of internship you apply for, the initial contact with Tracey will be followed by an on-site interview at the office, rehearsal or residency sites.
The Administrative Internship at the JDPP entails working primarily in the main office at 75 Charter Oak Avenue under the supervision of the Managing Director. Daily tasks may include assisting with information distribution, marketing, public relations, office organization, bookkeeping, and research. Depending on the semester an intern will ideally be given a specific project to follow through on throughout the internship. Projects range and most likely involve assisting in the coordination and execution of events for the Performance Ensemble or Residency Program. Each project will be adapted to an Intern’s specific interests and skills.
A Performance Ensemble Internship at JDPP entails working closely with Artistic Director Judy Dworin, Associate Artistic Director Kathy Borteck Gersten, and The Ensemble on the creation, rehearsals and production of a dance/theater piece. Company rehearsals are generally Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Each Intern would experience the inner workings of creating and executing a professional work by a collaborative performance group.
A Residency Program Internship at JDPP entails working with our Moving Matters! Residency Program. Each year, Moving Matters! has residencies in several Hartford area schools. Residency classes last anywhere from 1 week to 12 weeks culminating in a performance/sharing. Each residency is based on a specific theme around which participants create the performance. Interns would assist with planning, organization, actual classes, and executing the final performance.