Jobs at IABD



Job Title: Nonprofit Arts Administration Fellowship Program

Reports To: President and CEO

Job Location: Washington, D.C.

Deadline to Apply: Ongoing

The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) offers a unique opportunity and experience to assist with the development and growth of this one-of-a-kind service organization. IABD seeks qualified undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates interested in gaining Arts Administration experience.

Fellowships/Internships are currently available in these areas of concentration: Archives, Development, General Management, Marketing/Social Media, Special Events. Participants will get a broad view of the overall workings of the organization through their involvement with various special projects and day-to-day operations assignments. These individuals will work directly with the President/CEO and IABD staff. Fellows/Interns will also interface with the staff of the Dance Institute of Washington.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist and Complete special projects (e.g. IABD Comprehensive Organizational Health Initiative (COHI), Conference and Festival activities, etc.)
  • Create and Update written materials and forms
  • Assist staff with day-to-day operations, including: helping to prepare for meetings, assisting with special events, proofreading emails, web copy and updates, organizing archival material, creating memos and flyers to help advertise programming.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Superb attention to detail and time management skills
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Office and general internet proficiency
  • Ability to act responsibly, reliably, and efficiently within an office environment
  • Interest in working in the dance, music, theater, or performing arts industry
  • Possess the ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Have completed at least one year of college
  • College credit is available as arranged by your college or university. Fellowships are offered for 8-12 months. Internships are offered for semester, full-year and summer sessions.


  • Fellows/Interns may choose to plan and execute independent projects within the focus of their area, formed from their own administrative and academic interests.
  • Attendance to the Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance

Fellows are a part-time, paid opportunity, receiving a stipend. Intern positions are a part-time, unpaid opportunity. This is a 20-24 hours per week during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 10:00AM - 6:00 PM) fellowship/internship. Some weekends and travel may apply. Applicants interested in the IABD Nonprofit Arts Administration Fellowship Program must submit the following materials:

  • Completed Application Form (click link for the form)
  • Cover Letter expressing interest
  • Resume
  • One Letter of Recommendation

To apply, please send materials with the subject line: Nonprofit Arts Administration Fellowship Program, Your Name” to: Denise Saunders Thompson, President and CEO, IABD, Inc., 3400 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20010.

The International Association of Blacks in Dance, Inc. is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply.