Diversity in Arts Leadership

Program Details

Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) internship program, administered by Americans for the Arts and national partners, matches undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in arts leadership with dynamic communities, energetic host arts organizations, and mentors, to guide students’ personal and professional growth throughout the summer. In 2021, the nationwide, competitive selection process will grant paid, ten-week, remote internships with organizations based in New York City, New Jersey, and Nashville. Summer 2021 programming will be fully virtual.

To ensure an immersive and well-rounded experience, the summer includes:

  • Remote work placement at an arts nonprofit in one of three national locations
  • $4,500 pre-tax summer work stipend
  • 30+ hours of professional development workshops, facilitated discussions, and site visits through DIALogue Fridays
  • Individual mentor pairing
  • A national intern cohort + robust alumni network

The DIAL MENTOR’s role is a critical component of the summer experience. The mentor would take an interest in the overall experiences of the mentees, both work and life, as well as provide space for the mentees to talk about their successes, challenges, and concerns.


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