Summer Program Intern

End Date
May 1, 2018

Compensation: $1,200 stipend, plus limited classes at Rhythm World summer festival

Hours: 24-32 hours/week, additional hours during programs
*must be available to work 32+ hours during the week of July 16-22

Start / End Dates: late May or early June through late August 2018, exact dates negotiable

Company and Internship Information
Chicago Human Rhythm Project is the nation’s largest and only year-round presenter of American tap and contemporary percussive arts. We are seeking interns to assist us with the coordination of several major programs along with overall office administration, marketing, and fundraising.  This internship is best-suited for candidates that are looking for a high level of responsibility and independence.  Interns must be adept at communication and be able to follow through independently on important and detailed projects.  This is an excellent opportunity to “own” several large-scale projects and make significant contributions, while learning about the operations of an arts presentation and education organization.

PROGRAM: Rhythm World Summer Festival (July 16-22, 2018)
CHRP’s annual summer festival of tap is the world’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive tap and percussive dance festival. Intern responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: marketing assistance, corresponding with guest artists, corresponding with other organizations, making travel and hotel arrangements for artists, inputting registration data and generating reports.  Interns will also be expected to provide major operational support during festival week and, in return, will receive concentrated experience in managing a large-scale education and performance program.

PROGRAM: American Rhythm Center (Ongoing)
The American Rhythm Center (ARC) is a collaborative space which houses over 30 community based dance groups, companies and independent artists. The mission of the ARC is to create sustainability in art-making by way of arts education. Additionally, the ARC aims to offer diverse, high-quality dance/movement and music classes to the general public in a professionally managed environment. Interns will be asked to assist with developing and implementing marketing initiatives, managing client relationships, database maintenance, facilitating space rentals, and communicating with community partners & affiliate organizations.

PROGRAM: Stomping Grounds
STOMPING GROUNDS is a two-month, City-wide festival presented in distinct communities throughout Chicago showcasing many of the city’s most accomplished percussive dance companies.  Interns may assist with 2019 long-lead tasks including venue and artist negotiation and management.  Interns may also participate in post-mortem work for the 2018 festival. 


College Junior, Senior, or in the process of applying to be/currently a graduate student (Arts administration, arts management, communications, marketing, nonprofit management, or performing arts majors preferred)
Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, social media savvy, and graphic design a plus
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to multi-task
Attention to detail
Sense of humor

To Apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to Cameron Heinze at