DDF News — 31 Oct 2019

Apply now to become a DDF2020 intern

Apply now to become a DDF2020 intern

DDF2020 Internship: Applications are now open to join the DDF Team!

Are you a student or recent graduate looking for work experience in an international arts organisation? If so, DDF has two exciting positions available for you!

For our 2020 Edition, we are looking for a Digital Communications Assistant and a Programme & Events Assistant to join our team. Both DDF internships offer invaluable experience in a dynamic international arts festival with exciting opportunities to learn in a supportive and professional environment.

Our interns become part of the DDF Family and make a vital contribution to the success of the Festival, while developing key skills, building relationship with industry stakeholder and enjoying Festival events.

Get more info about becoming the next:

Deadline for applications: 6pm on Friday, 22 November 2019.

If you're still on the fence about whether this internship is for you, take a look at what some of our previous interns say about their time with DDF...

"This is going to sound effusive and clichéd, but this internship was genuinely one of the best things I have worked on so far, in terms of my career, the learning opportunities I’ve had, and just doing a job I really loved. In getting to work across different aspects of the Festival – including operations, artist & guest liaison, outdoor events, reporting, receptions and outreach – I had a fantastic opportunity to understand the operation of the Festival from early stage planning through to post-Festival reporting. I am lucky to be moving straight from the internship to a position with a dance company and venue, and I know that the experience I gained during the internship was instrumental in my going for and being offered this position. I would wholeheartedly recommend the Programme & Events Assistant internship with DDF to anyone with an interest in working in the administrative end of the dance and wider arts industry." Saoirse Anton (2019 Programme & Events Assistant)

My time with Dublin Dance Festival was without a doubt the most valuable experience of my undergraduate experience. From the first day, I felt like a valued member of the team. I was able to gain practical experience and develop my skills in administration, event planning, marketing, social media management, and much more. Besides the valuable work experience, I was also able to develop professional relationships and contacts with some of the biggest movers and shakers in the Dublin performing arts scene. After my time as part of the DDF team, I feel fully confident that I have the tools to begin a successful career in the arts sector.Catherine Rothweiller (2018 Communications Assistant)