InteRDom offers a wide variety of internships for undergraduate, graduate, and gap-year students. The program coordinates a customized internship experience ranging from 10 – 48 weeks in duration, according to each student's study area and career interests. InteRDom works with more than 350 organizations in public, private and non-profit sectors to match students with an organization to foster a mutually beneficial relationship.
Please note the internship opportunities listed below are samples of internships that were previously conducted, and are subject to change by season, availability and the needs of each organization.
To learn more about the field of Arts in the Dominican Republic
InteRDom offers internship opportunities in the Arts field with museums and cultural and educational institutes of fine arts, design, dance, music and theater related to: artisan work, architecture, dance, fashion design, literature, music, photography, painting, sculpture and theatre. Some of the many reasons to choose the Dominican Republic as your internship destination for this field are:
Artistic Roots: The first European cultural influences in the New World took root in the city of Santo Domingo. Interaction between Europeans and Taínos, and later Africans, resulted in a rich mix of artistic styles that have influenced cultural manifestations expressed through music, dance, artisanry and architecture.
Music and Dance: The Dominican Republic is the birthplace of merengue, son and bachata - the country's rich musical heritage makes an ideal classroom for students of music and music history. Likewise, the dance forms that evolved from these music genres, together with the country's strong ballet and modern dance offerings, make it an interesting and exciting place to study dance.
Indigenous Art Forms: The design and creation of traditional Taino artisan works for religious, social and utilitarian needs have long intrigued artists, anthropologists and archeologists. Today, a number of institutions devoted to the arts provide training on the creation of reproductions based on original works.
Architecture: The modern elements of cosmopolitan Santo Domingo combined with the old world charm of the Spanish-colonial architecture characteristic of the Colonial Zone - a United Nations Cultural Heritage Site - make the Dominican Republic a prime place to study for students of architecture as well.
Cultural and Educational Institutes: For fine arts and design, museums, religious festivals and carnival - one of the most beloved cultural traditions in the Dominican Republic - all represent excellent opportunities to become involved with Dominican institutions, organizations and cultural practices related to culture and the arts.