RAC Now Accepting Applications for Katherine Dunham Internship

Regional Arts Commission

 Now Accepting Applications for

Katherine Dunham Internship

Deadline: Monday, November 3, 2014

 ST. LOUIS October 3, 2014 –The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) is now accepting applications for the Katherine Dunham Internship for the 2015 winter semester (January – May) for African American high school graduates, college students, graduates and post-graduate students.

The internship was created by Sara Burke, a RAC commissioner, and her husband Jack, to provide professional development and mentorship for African-Americans interested in arts management. It was named as a tribute to Katherine Dunham, the renowned choreographer, dancer and social activist with whom Ms. Burke studied dance in East St. Louis. The internship includes a stipend of $2,500.


  • African American high school graduates, college students, graduates or post-graduate students. (High school students will not be considered)
  • Applicants may come from any academic discipline, not just the arts
  • Those with a genuine interest to work for a cultural institution (dance organizations, museums, theaters, symphonies, performing arts centers, etc.)
  • Must be able to work 300 hours between January and May during normal RAC business hours, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


For more information about the Katherine Dunham internship and to apply online visit http://racstl.org/about-rac/internships/

 About the Regional Arts Commission www.racstl.org

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) is at the forefront of efforts to transform St. Louis into a more vibrant, creative and economically thriving community by elevating the vitality, value and visibility of the arts. As the largest annual funder of the arts in the region, since its inception in 1985, RAC has awarded more than 6,300 grants totaling over $84 million to support nonprofit arts, individual artists, cultural organizations, consortiums and programs. Directed by a board of 15 commissioners appointed by the chief executives of St. Louis City and County, RAC is a pivotal force in the continuing development and marketing of the arts in the region. www.racstl.org. Follow us on FACEBOOK at Regional Arts Commission or TWITTER at RACStLouis.



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