UMS 21st Century Artist Internship

Each year, UMS and SMTD choose 4 students to intern for 5-7 weeks between May and August with a professional dance, theater, or music ensemble that UMS plans to present during its upcoming season. UMS presents ensembles from all over the world, though many will be based in major metropolitan areas in the USA.

APPLY NOW! 21st Century Artist Internships Guidelines & Application (Season 20-21)

The application deadline is Monday, November 4, 2019 by 5 pm


  • Work with the University Musical Society.
  • Spend the summer with an artist or ensemble.
  • Earn $5,000 to support your summer internship.

Interns receive a $5,000 stipend to be applied to travel, housing, and living expenses during the summer internship. Upon returning to campus, interns will enroll in a one-credit independent study during the semester in which his/her assigned company is visiting the U-M campus (ARTSADMN 491). Only current sophomores and juniors enrolled in the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance are eligible to apply.

Presenting Sponsors: Jay Ptashek and Karen Elizaga Family

Questions? Contact

21st Century Artist Internships Guidelines & Application (Season 20-21) (.DOCX)

The application deadline is Monday, November 4, 2019 by 5 pm.

Academic Year 2018-19

Allison Taylor – Askonas Holt and Philharmonia Orchestra (London, UK)

Bruna D’Avila – The Office Performing Arts + Film/“Past Tense” (New York, NY)

Johanna Kepler – Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Kandis Terry – Camille A. Brown & Dancers (New York, NY)

Academic Year 2017-18

Alice Schmitz – The Knights (Brooklyn, NY)

Casey Voss – New York Philharmonic/NYU Music Experience Design Lab (New York, NY)

Grace Bydalek – Pomegranate Arts/Bassam Youssef (New York, NY)

Johnny Mathews – Urban Bush Women (Brooklyn, NY)

Academic Year 2016-17

Claire Crause – Mark Morris Dance Group (New York, NY)

Shenell McCrary – Ping Chong + Company (New York, NY)

Zoey Bond – Druid Theatre Company (Galway, Ireland)

Teagan Faran – Jazz at Lincoln Center (New York, NY)

Academic Year 2015-16

Christina Maxwell – Munoz Public Relations/Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán (San Antonio, TX)

Evan Saddler – New York Philharmonic (New York, NY)

Meri Bobber – Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Tsukumo Niwa – Pomegranate Arts/Taylor Mac (New York, NY)

Academic Year 2014-15

Héctor Flores Komatsu – Théâtre de la Ville (Paris, France)

Sophia Deery – A.I.M.  Kyle Abraham (New York, NY)

Hillary Kooistra – Trisha Brown Dance Company (New York, NY)

Libby Seidner – San Francisco Symphony (San Francisco, CA)

“Hubbard Street is an amazing place for young artists to learn and grow. The energy in the building is positive, open, welcoming and contagious. Hubbard Street is a dance community that is about lifting each other up, even on the hard days. I feel so fortunate to have been able to work, learn, and grow here this summer.”
Johanna Kepler (BFA ’20, dance) UMS 21st Century Intern with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago