Please Wait a Moment

Remote Conference Program Book Editor Intern

Start Date: July 5, 2023 (open to negotiation)

Project Completion Date: August, 25, 2023

Apply by Monday, May 15, 2023

Download Job Posting

The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is seeking a highly motivated Intern to be the Editor for the Program Book for the NDEO 2023 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 and experience with publications and copy editing, strong writing skills, 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 Program Book Editor Intern will work closely with NDEO’s Director of Conferences to produce the printed program book for the 2023 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.

The Remote Conference Book Editor 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. 


  • July 5, 2023 (open to negotiation)
  • Project Completion Date: August, 25, 2023
  • $1500 stipend
  • 8 weeks; expecting approx. 100 hours of work
  • Work schedule is flexible, but must be available for twice-weekly meetings (M-F 10 am - 5 pm ET, time to be determined between intern and NDEO staff manager)


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

Additional Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities

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

  • Publishing experience
  • Familiarity with publishing software (Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Publisher, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Canva and other design tools
  • Experience with Constant Contact, Formsite, Basecamp, Later,or Slack


  • Preference will be given 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.

APPLICATION - Submit Information via Email by Monday, May 15, 2023

To apply, please email your resume, a writing sample, and a short statement on why you are interested in the internship to Betsy Loikow at