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Internship Opportunities
American Ballet Theatre provides professional opportunities for young adults looking to gain invaluable experience in the fields of arts education and arts administration.

Through project-based activities, interns will assist within a specific department, and be introduced to the daily functions that take place in making ABT one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world.

Internship opportunities can include supporting the Special Events department in preparation for major events, assisting with ticketing and seating requests for major donors in the Development department, or serving as a Teaching Artist’s assistant for ABT’s acclaimed Make a Ballet program.

Read about interns' experiences on the ABT Intern Blog.

Program Description
Applicants may apply for one of three semesters:

June 1, 2017 - August 3, 2017
Deadline: March 2, 2017

September 8, 2017 - December 8, 2017
Deadline: August 15, 2017

January 26, 2018 - May 25, 2018
Deadline: December 1, 2017

School Credit
School credit can be arranged, but it is the responsibility of the student to check the specific requirements and retrieve the necessary forms from their university.

Visas/International Candidates
International applicants are welcome to apply. Please note ABT cannot sponsor any visas.

ABT is not able to provide housing for the duration of the program.

Available Internships
Click here for available internships

*Intern expectations and credit/compensation are unique to each opportunity.

Application Process

Please send a resume and cover letter (specifically stating for which internship(s) you are applying), as well as a completed Internship Application Form ranking your preferences to:

American Ballet Theatre
c/o Dennis Walters
890 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

or Fax: 212-419-4396

or Email: internships@abt.org


Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Letters of Recommendation are encouraged but not required.

For more information about our program, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).


ABT gratefully acknowledges its partnership with YoungArts, the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and applauds the Foundation’s outstanding commitment to support young artists and ABT’s pre-professional training programs.