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Arts Administration

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Sarah Dresser and Andrew Koch (2011) spent their internships at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado.

Each student is required to complete a 280 hour internship. These internships give students an excellent opportunity to apply classroom theory and techniques to real-life experiences. Students should register for AADM Y750 either in the summer between their second and third semesters, or in the spring following the third semester in the program. Students must be in good academic standing and file an internship contract with the SPEA Career Development Office (CDO) for approval before beginning internship work.  To obtain credit, students must complete all required paperwork.

Internship experiences are available in the United States and abroad, and many have become permanent employment for past students.

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Current internship opportunities include positions at:

Stage One in Louisville, KY is looking for fall 2013 and spring 2014 arts administration interns. / Louisville, KY - 9.20.13

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is looking for spring 2014 interns. / Vienna, VA - 9.18.13

New York Theatre Workshop is seeking interns for the summer of 2014. / New York City, NY - 9.18.13

The Indianapolis Art museum is looking for interns in various departments for both the fall and spring semesters. / Indianapolis, IN - 8.28.13

Master's students in the class of 2013 completed internships at the following locations:

Actors Playhouse Aspen Music Festival Belleayre Music Festival
Boston Symphony Orchestra Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival Cardinal Stage Company
Christie's Auction Company (Shanghai) Cinema St. Louis Cleveland Museum of Art
Hanpin Gallery Indiana State Museum Indiana University Art Museum
Indiana University Cinema Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra International Society of Bassists Convention
Johnson County Museum of History LifeWeek Magazine Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
National Endowmnet for the Arts New York City Ballet Orpheus Symphony
Saugatuck Center for the Arts Smithsonian Museum Spoleto Festival USA
Steppenwolf Theatre Company Vernon Filley Art Museum Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
16th Street Theatre

Other current and past host organizations include:

Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. Aspen Music Festival
Austin Lyric Opera Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District
Bloomington Playwrights Project
Cardinal Stage Company
Carnegie Hall Carolina Ballet
Central City Opera Christian Performing Artists' Fellowship
Hubbard Street Chicago Dance Company Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago
Houston Grand Opera Indiana University Art Museum
Indiana University's African American Arts Institute Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis Repertory Theater Intiman Theatre
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Lincoln Center
Lou Conte Dance Studio Lyric Opera Chicago
Manhattan Theatre Club Max Planck Institute of Economics, Germany
Minnesota Opera Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Florida
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Music at Menlo Chamber Music Festival
New York Public Library Pacers Sports and Entertainment
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Roundabout Theatre Company, New York
Seattle International Film Festival Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Sundance Film Festival
The National Council for Traditional Arts
Valporasio University Center for the Arts
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