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About American Dance Festival

The American Dance Festival was established in 1934 to promote appreciation and understanding for modern dance.  Through education and community outreach, ADF brings students and dance professionals from around the world together every year for six-week sessions at Duke University.  During its annual summer season, ADF produces over 60 modern dance performances.

ADF offers an arts administration internship and a production internship.  Students may spend their time working in the box office, working with executive and development associates, coordinating studio and performance technical needs, coordinating food and housing, running the ADF store and theater concessions, dealing with administrative and community outreach aspects of the professional performances, handling the press, working on the production crew for performances, working with the international student body and faculty on ADF workshops and coordinating the technical needs of the school.  In addition, ADF offers internship positions in video production and archives, school video production, graphic design, finance and marketing.  All interns attend weekly seminars.  They also have access to classes at the ADF six-week school, panel discussions and film screenings.


Open to current college students and recent graduates.  High school students are also eligible, but will not be paid.

American Dance Festival

Gini Sowards, Intern Coordinator
American Dance Festival
American Dance Festival
Box 90772
Durham, NC 27708-0772
Phone: (919) 684-6402


Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates


Wilmington, NC