Applications are now open for both interested students
and host organizations.
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has once again partnered with Americans for the Arts on the Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) Internship program.

DIAL matches undergraduate students from backgrounds traditionally untapped for arts leadership with dynamic communities, energetic host arts organizations, and mentors, to guide students' personal and professional growth throughout the summer. In 2022, the nationwide, competitive selection process will grant five paid, ten-week-long internships with New Jersey arts organizations. Internships will take place in-person with virtual elements. 

The DIAL New Jersey experience will offer interns a full range of opportunities for learning about creative non-profit economies and partnerships while ensuring a close-knit support system for professional growth and discovery in the field of arts administration. This internship is perfect for the versatile and curious intern who will appreciate both an insider view of state level arts and culture policy, and more grassroots approaches to the non-profit profession.

Want to learn more? Sign up for an information session!

(NOTE: The Hosts session is NYC-specific, but all interested Hosts are welcome. The general information will be universal.)
Undergraduate students are invited to apply as a 2022 Intern.
Interested undergraduate students should complete the online application by January 14, 2022.

New Jersey arts organizations are invited to apply as a 2022 Host Site.
Interested organizations should complete the online application by January 14, 2022.

Questions? Contact Samantha Clarke, Council Program Officer:
609-984-7019 or via email at

The Diversity in Arts Leadership Program in New Jersey is a co-sponsored project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Rowan University, administered in partnership with Americans for the Arts and Rowan Arts Engine. 
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, created in 1966, is a division of the NJ Department of State. The Council was established to encourage and foster public interest in the arts; enlarge public and private resources devoted to the arts; promote freedom of expression in the arts; and facilitate the inclusion of art in every public building in New Jersey. The Council receives direct appropriations from the State of New Jersey through a dedicated, renewable Hotel/Motel Occupancy fee, as well as competitive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more about the Council, please visit