Part-Time Intern, The Dance Data Project®

  • Internship
  • Part Time
  • Remote

Website Dance Data Project

The role of the DDP intern is to assist in both the execution and verification of DDP metrics and expansion of DDP’s research efforts. He/she will work directly with the Director of Research, who will assign the intern projects ranging from data-collection (collecting accurate information and sources for inclusion in aggregate databases analyzed for DDP reports) to basic research for the DDP website ( and allies.

We are seeking an individual with proven ability to listen carefully and perform high-volume tasks on his/her own time. This position requires extreme attention to detail, discretion, and organizational skills. He/she will be responsible for completing tasks in a timely manner and reporting back to the Director of Research on progress regularly. Tasks will be assigned on a weekly/bi-weekly basis, and may vary in intensity. Applicants should be artistically and culturally aware and have some knowledge of artistic administration/nonprofit administration.

Applicants invited to speak with the project’s founder and the Director of Research may be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement before in-depth information regarding project functions is provided. The hired intern will sign a non-disclosure agreement before commencing work for the project and will be held to strict expectations of discretion as a member of our team.

Required Skills:

1. Is keenly accurate (even in repetitive tasks)

2. Has an ability to learn quickly and follow specific instructions from Director of Research

3. Has experience with Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets

4. Has a proven understanding of statistics and/or data entry at a college level

5. Can write clearly and concisely without grammatical/spelling errors

6. Is discreet in his/her discussion of the project

7. Is highly organized and self-motivated to report weekly to the DDP team on progress and carry out tasks without reminders

About Dance Data Project® Dance Data Project® is a global resource for the study and analysis of equity in classical dance DDP surveys major national and international dance companies, venues, and choreographic awards, as well as ballet competitions, festivals and scholarship programs.

Dance Data Project® provides a resource for those seeking information about female choreographers, set, costume & lighting designers, as well composers of classically based dance music. The team manages data concerning the lack of leadership opportunities for women in all aspects of classical ballet. We apply a metrics-based approach in data analytics of inclusion in the dance industry that is the first of its kind and has the potential to fundamentally change our community.

How to apply: If you are interested, please send your most recent resume and a cover letter stating relevant experience to with the subject line, “Part-Time Intern Application (your name)”.

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Kiersten Marek

Author: Kiersten Marek

Kiersten Marek, LICSW, is the founder of Philanthropy Women. She practices clinical social work in Cranston, Rhode Island, and writes about how women donors and their allies are advancing social change.