Internships provide powerful learning laboratories where majors can apply their dance, performing arts, or body movement knowledge and explore career possibilities. Mount Holyoke’s Lynk-UAF will fund every student once for a qualified domestic (US) or international internship.

For some students, faculty-mentored independent study is the most compelling and productive way to pursue interests in dance. Lynk-UAF funds are also available for independent study, as is supplemental summer study funding in the Dance Department.

Domestic Internships
The Career Development Center (CDC) introduces you to internship search strategies, walks you through the Lynk-UAF application process, and connects you to internship databases and MHC curated internship opportunities.

Dance Majors may be particularly interested in the resource ArtSearch (accessed through LyonNet), a database of art and performance internships and jobs.

International Internships
In addition to the CDC, the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives is a key resource for international internships. The MHC International Internship Program (MHC-IIP) offers curated, competitive internships in 20 countries around the world.

Cassandra Cushman
Cassandra Cushman ’08: I learned lessons that have carried me to New York City, on to film, to the stages of The Public and Roundabout theaters and beyond.
"Alvin Ailey - Revelations" by Knight Foundation - Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons -
Kristin Colvin Young '97: They can say no, and from the start, I relied on my love of Dance.
Heather Southwick '90
Heather Southwick '90: While in graduate school, I began to combine my love of dance and medicine through an internship with Boston Ballet.