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Remote Conference Internship - Summer 2024

Dates of internship: May 13, 2024 - August 30, 2024

Apply by February 29, 2024

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The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is seeking a highly motivated Intern for the NDEO 2024 National Conference. This internship will provide the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in editing professional conference publications while supporting the NDEO staff in executing our National Conference. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in producing professional conferences, excellent communication and organizational skills, and be willing to learn and take on new challenges. This position will involve significant email communication directly with NDEO presenters and Board members.

The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to advancing dance education for all. NDEO provides the dance artist, educator and administrator a network of resources and support, a base for advocacy and research, and access to professional development opportunities that focus on the importance of dance in the human experience. You will find NDEO members in a variety of environments including, but not limited to, dance studios, K-12 schools, colleges, performing arts organizations, and community centers. 

This internship with the National Dance Education Organization is an ideal way to not only gain skills and experience in a nonprofit organization but will also allow you to be involved with the field of dance education at the top level. NDEO’s National Conference draws hundreds of dance teachers across the country, and is the premiere professional development conference for dance educators in the United States.

The Remote Conference Intern will work closely with NDEO’s Director of Conferences to produce the program book for the 2024 NDEO National Conference. The intern will work on design ideas for the book, as well as collecting, copy editing, and organizing presenter and conference content for publication. They may also be tasked with writing some content pages for the book. They will be communicating directly with conference presenters, Board members, and other key conference personnel throughout the course of the project, so must be comfortable with professional email communications. In addition to producing the Conference Program Book, the intern will provide assistance with conference programming and scheduling and may take on additional conference projects in alignment with their interest and skills such as: the conference app; designing conference merchandise; or assisting with special events at conference.

The Remote Conference Intern will also be invited to sit in on several NDEO staff meetings and conference team meetings to gain a comprehensive understanding of the National Dance Education Organization and its impact on the field of dance education as a whole. 


  • Dates of internship: May 13, 2024 - August 30, 2024
  • $15/hr
  • 16 weeks internship
  • 15 hours of work per week
  • Work schedule will be set between intern and NDEO staff manager and must include: Thursdays 11 am - 12 pm; an additional weekly meeting (M-F 10 am - 5 pm ET, time to be determined between intern and NDEO staff manager); and Wednesdays 11:30 am - 1 pm as needed.


Required Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly and work independently and proactively
  • Positive attitude and team player
  • Ability to work autonomously and use critical thinking to problem solve
  • Excellent time management skills 
  • Proficient in Google Drive, Zoom, Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong writing skills, copy editing experience, and excellent attention to detail
  • Applicant must have access to a computer and reliable internet access
  • Ability to work the majority of the hours Monday to Friday between 9:30am to 5:30pm EST.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities 

We encourage applicants with experience in any of the following areas to apply:

  • Publishing experience and familiarity with publishing software (Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Publisher, etc.)
  • Experience with and interest in merchandise design
  • Familiarity with Canva and other design tools
  • Experience with Formsite, Basecamp, or Slack


  • Preference will be give to junior or senior college students or recent graduates
  • Preference will be given to those with experience in and a passion for dance and dance education


To apply, please fill out this application by February 29, 2024. You will need to submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating why are you interested in this position and what in your background makes you a good candidate for the position
  • Writing sample showcasing your communication and editing skills
  • Optional: If you have design experience and would be interested in designing conference merchandise as part of your internship, upload a few examples of your relevant design work.

All applicants must be U.S citizens and at least 18 years of age. We will consider applicants regardless of where they reside, but applicants residing in DC, MD, and VA are especially encouraged to apply.

Please email any questions to Betsy Loikow at

National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)

8609 Second Ave, Suite #203B
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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