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Job Description

Job Title: Development Intern

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS 2019- Houston Ballet is offering various exciting unpaid internship opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students over the course of summer (Starting Tuesday, June 11th - July 26th, 2019). These internships are a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in working in the fields of art, dance, and non-profit organization. Interns will be able to assist and learn within a specific department and witness the day-to-day activities that make the Houston Ballet a world-class ballet company. All internships are unpaid and offer flexible hours to accommodate school or work schedules.


Houston Ballet offers exciting internship opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year on an ongoing basis. The Development Intern position provides general office support to the Development Department. Every effort is made to assist the intern in building strong office and fundraising skills. All internships are unpaid and offer flexible hours to accommodate school or work schedules.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

* An organized and enthusiastic person studying any major related to the internship of the applicant's interest.
* Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, acute attention to detail and the ability to work independently are required.


* Assist in donor stewardship, including thanking donors for support.
* Support stewardship and special events teams during event seasons.
* Organization and filing of digital and hard copy documents, as needed.
* General office assistance, upon request.

Please use the general internship application along with the instructions to apply below.

Additional Information:

Houston Ballet Internships are unpaid.

Work Environment:

* Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation.
* Regular - Monday - Friday, availability to work outside of normal business hours and on weekends

Core Values:

Houston Ballet's shared values are essential to our success as a world-class ballet company and academy. These values guide our decisions and behaviors and shape our culture.

* Excellence: Employees show a passion for results. Our programs are recognized and awarded for excellence. We are committed to delivering quality programs at the highest standard. Work in all departments matches the caliber of the programming on stage.
* Engaged: Employees are proud to be a part of a company that produces art and trains artists. They attend our performances and are tremendous advocates for education and community engagement programs we offer. They are "all in" and are well versed in the mission of Houston Ballet.
* Driven: Employees who are driven to take a goal and run with it. They need little prodding and they're excited to deliver results beyond the expectations of their supervisor. Employees that embrace being held accountable for their actions and work. They often deliver results superior to what was asked for and they reinvent SOPs leaving the job they're in better than they found it. Much of their work product becomes the standard for individuals who fill the role for years to come.
* Collaborative: Employees unite around Houston Ballet's mission and support each other in reaching goals. We share information widely and generously, and we treat our team members, customers, and patrons with mutual respect and sensitivity, recognizing the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We nurture the growth and understanding of how each of us fits into the larger picture and we celebrate organizational achievements.
* Patron Centered: Our patrons (subscribers/supporters/donors/stakeholders) are at the center of all we do and are at the top of our minds in our decisions and actions. Our patrons are delighted by the excellent customer service they receive at every interaction at Houston Ballet.