Administrative Internship - Summer 2018

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Administrative Internship - Summer 2018



Houston Ballet is offering various, exciting internship opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students over the course of summer (starting Tuesday June 5, 2018). These internships are a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in working the fields of art, dance, and non-profit organization. Interns will be able to assist and learn within a specific department and witness the day-to-day activities that make the Houston Ballet a world class ballet company.

NOTE: All internships are unpaid and offer flexible hours to accommodate school or work schedules.

IMPORTANT: On your resume or cover letter, please specify which Summer Internship you are applying for.

ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN (Executive / Adminstrative Department)

This internship will provide valuable and exciting experience to any student that wishes to explore a career in arts management and administration.

Under the direction of the Executive Assistant & Board Liaison, this internship position performs secretarial, administrative, and project-based duties. Other duties will include the support of various programs, executive staff, managers, and staff.

The intern will have the opportunity to learn about multiple aspects of a non-profit organization including: Board governance, fundraising and development, administrative organization, marketing, and multiple calendar scheduling and management.

Assist with all Board membership development projects, including:

  • Preparation for the upcoming season, including filing and database entry
  • Assisting with content for board orientation presentation
  • Assisting with the update, execution, and delivery of yearly board directory
  • Assist with donor database entry, organization, and reporting
  • Assist with organizing existing and new administration electronic files
  • Assist with visuals (images, charts, graphs) for organizational statistics and metrics for both marketing and development purposes, including the organization’s Annual Report and the creation of a bi-annual board newsletter
  • Preparation and support for functions and events
  • Assist with general administrative and clerical duties, such as mailing, filing and photocopying
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be a current full time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Preferred skills in Adobe, InDesign, and/or Publisher
  • Ability to work on several projects concurrently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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