Katherine Dunham Internship

Katherine Dunham Internship

CAM is pleased to launch the Katherine Dunham Internship Program, offering a full-time paid summer internship to an African-American undergraduate or master’s level student living or going to school in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. The purpose of the program is to provide professional development and mentorship for individuals who are under-represented in the arts.

Funded by private donors, the program takes its name from, and follows the model of, the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) of St. Louis’s Katherine Dunham Internship, established to assist African-Americans interested in pursuing a career in arts management. Now in its third year, RAC’s internship was created by Sara Burke, a RAC commissioner, and her husband, Jack, and 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.

CAM’s Katherine Dunham Intern will work with Director Lisa Melandri and will focus in the areas of curatorial, programming, and museum administration. The internship is full-time for ten weeks, June through August 2013. Applicants must be African-American students at the undergraduate or master’s level who live or go to school in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. The intern will receive a $3,000 stipend.

CAM is not currently accepting applications for this internship. Please check the website again this spring 2014.


CAM’s Katherine Dunham Internship is made possible by Stephen Emer, Nicole Hudson Hollway, ´╗┐Sara Howard, Jennifer Hense Moorehouse, and Nicole Young—a group of classmates in FOCUS St. Louis’s Leadership St. Louis class of 2010.´╗┐