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Interns at DOVA are at the center of running a non-profit dance company. Although interns must specify an area of interest, they are often asked to assist in other areas throughout the internship. We view internships as a learning experience and an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in the basics of arts administration. Interns are able see any DOVA productions free of charge and have access to other perks that are made available to DOVA staff.

DOVA interns must be willing to work 15-20 hours per week. 


Please send a résumé and letter of interest to jobs@dougvaroneanddancers.org or to the attention of the Intern Coordinator, Doug Varone and Dancers, 260 West Broadway, Suite 4, New York, NY 10013. You must specify at least one area of interest.


Rolling: Please apply 3 months–6 weeks prior to your desired start date.

Fundraising Interns will assist the Executive Director. Responsibilities will include funder management and relations, generating donation receipts and funder communications, assisting with individual donor campaigns and with special events, and, for the right candidate, grant writing and reporting. Candidates must possess strong writing skills, be detail oriented, capable of staying focused in a busy environment, and thrive at working independently. This is a great opportunity for an intern wishing to develop experience with non-profit arts funding and to understand the relationship between financial development and season programming.

Company Management Interns will assist the Administration Manager and Company Manager. Responsibilities will include contract drafting, budgeting, finance, securing rehearsal space, assisting with touring expenses, and general administrative duties in all departments. This is a great opportunity for someone wishing to develop experience in non-profit arts management at a hands-on organization.

Marketing Interns are fully integrated into the marketing and promotion of DOVA’s productions, workshops, and programing. They will work primarily with the Administration Manager and the Executive Director. Interns participate in the conception and launch of marketing strategies including creating print and web advertisements, social media content development, maintaining the website, organizing digital media, and organizing mailing list exchanges. They must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and preferably possess some experience with either graphic design software or basic HTML.


Online: Make a donation through Zelle (Use: info@dougvaroneanddancers.org for payment address), or PayPal (please note: there is a fee with PayPal donations).

Mail: Make a check payable to “DOVA, INC.” and mail to:

224 W. 35th Street, Suite, 500, #591

New York, NY 10001

Email us at info@dougvaroneanddancers.org and ask for us to call you and we’ll process your credit card over the phone. In your email, please let us know the best number and time to reach you.



It's been the most difficult year but we are thankful that we were able to weather it well as possible. Although a year of touring has been cancelled, most of those performances have been rescheduled. Although our normally in-person Annual Summer Workshop and Winter Intensives were cancelled, we were compelled to innovate and take our teaching online. And although I would have normally have choreographed at least one new piece during this time for the company, unable to rehearse with the company in-person, I shifted gears and created ten short films which I can't wait to share with you.

Throughout the pandemic, we purposefully chose not to ask for your support. To us, too many others needed taken care of. Now, in the waning days of 2020 we hope that you’ll join us on our journey again. We are excited to finally get back up and running and sharing our art with you again. We feel essential. Art feels essential. And now your support feels essential.

Support from donors like you make up almost 25% of our budget each year and allows us to maintain a high quality of artistic and educational programming. We would be honored by a gift in any amount from you, a gift which can support the company in so many ways:

  • $25 Provides one hour of rehearsal space in New York City
  • $50 Enables us to do a month’s worth of communications and e-marketing
  • $100 Purchases face masks
  • $300 Covers dancers’ salaries for one-hour of rehearsal
  • $500 Helps cover health Insurance 
  • $750 Covers one-round of Covid-19 testing for the company

With sincere thanks,

Doug Varone
Artistic Director


Doug Varone and Dancers and the Board of Directors wish to express their deepest appreciation to the following private foundations, public agencies, and individuals for their support...


Bulova Gale Foundation

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund

The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

The Harkness Foundation for Dance

Howard Gilman Foundation

Jerome Robbins Foundation

National Dance Project/New England Foundation for the Arts

O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation

SHS Foundation

Shubert Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts

New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council

New York Community Trust

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