We partner with colleges and universities to offer paid service-learning internships to college students. Student interns will receive training and support from an intern coordinator, and will lead dance enrichment programs at urban schools.
Anyone interested in learning more about service-learning internships with Dance Daze® in Schools may email firstname.lastname@example.org. University professionals should include information about their school career centers and/or service-learning programs. College students should name their major and briefly describe their interests in our organization.
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Interns will work 2 to 10 hours per week at 1 or more school sites. They will report to a Dance Daze® Internship Coordinator and will be assigned an on-site supervisor who will monitor their work at the school site. In addition, the Dance Daze® Internship Coordinator will observe the intern teaching classes every 6 to 8 weeks. Interns will complete training with Dance Daze®, and will be required to submit class-planning guides, lesson plans, and reflection papers. Interns may earn academic credit for completing a semester or year-long internship. Alternately, college students may complete an internship without earning credits, if, for example, the student is taking a full academic course load and does not wish to pay for an overload of units in a semester.
Interns will lead children in structured educational enrichment classes that focus on dance. Using guides provided by Dance Daze® in Schools and their own lesson plans, interns will lead movement activities, team-building games, and warm-up exercises for students. Interns will also teach movement vocabulary, dance steps and combinations, and dance choreography to students. Based on their background and personal interests, interns may optionally supplement their classes with brief lessons or activities related to dance, such as health and fitness, music, yoga, or theater. Interns may be provided with tools and props to assist them with teaching their classes.
Internships are open to all fully matriculated college students. Students with a background in dance with an interest in working with children in educational settings are strongly encouraged to apply. Students studying education, theater, psychology, and sociology are also encouraged to apply. From this opportunity, students will gain experience with lesson plan development, activity planning and implementation, classroom behavior management, and dance education. This is a great opportunity for students who wish to pursue careers in the arts, education, community development, and nonprofit management.